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Young Entrepreneur Awards from British Council

The British Council has opened entries for the Young Creative Entrepreneur (YCE) 2011 Awards.

Entrepreneurs who are promoting, managing or running a venture centred on a creative sector like music, performing art, design, fashion or publishing and planning to gain foothold in the strong creative economy of UK and build relationships to promote your creative venture to the UK can apply.

The awards aim to reward creative entrepreneurs based in India for their contribution to their respective sectors.

The YCE award programme goes beyond simply recognising their achievements by providing them a platform to begin a dialogue with their UK counterparts.

If you are a creative entrepreneur based in India you have a chance to win a study tour of your respective industry in the UK.

It allows you to learn, imbibe and grow through inputs from both your UK and international peers.

The last date for submission of entries is June 6. Further information can be had on or call 011 41497180.

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Meet for English Teachers

More than 600 English teachers from across the country and also from other parts of the world will participate in the first ever international conference for English language teacher educators to be held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) from 22nd January, 2011 to 24th January, 2011

The conference being held by the British Council in association with the English Language Teachers’ Association of India will provide an opportunity for English language teachers to meet and share best practices, said Alison Barrett, Head, State Partnerships, Project English, British Council and Maya Pandit of EFLU at a press conference here.

Ms. Barett said the conference to be attended by some of the well – known English trainers from around the world will also help the participants to establish a network of English teachers and develop professionally.

She said registrations are still open and teachers interested in participating can register on the spot. Registration fee is 1,000.

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British Council opened registrations for CELTA Course

The British Council in Chennai has now opened registrations for the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). The four – week intensive course which starts in February 2011 will be held in Chennai.

The CELTA is a globally recognised qualification for teachers of English. It is awarded by the University of Cambridge and is a widely respected qualification, said a press release from the Council.

Those who have passed the course are recognised as professionals who can teach any level and have met the standards that allow them to teach anywhere in the world.

Visit the British Council website, where one can find application form, testimonials from previous course graduates and a link to Cambridge ESOL’s CELTA website.


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