The British Council has recently hosted a reader development conference of book reading competition, a flagship outreach program for the British Council. Principals and education coordinators from different schools have attended the conference.
The book reading competition brings the latest collection of “Best of British” resources for readers which include the best collection of fiction and non-fiction in English in the institution premises.
The book reading competition creates access to “Best of British” resources, develops reading habit, especially in English, and helps acquiring English language skill among young learners and adult students.
Under this program, 600 teachers were involved in different activities like teachers training, teaching reading workshop and career counselling. The British Council has sponsored two of the coordinators for Book Reading program for their Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (Celta) course and 12 teachers for the Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (Belta) Conference 2018.
The book reading program reached around 32,000 students across Bangladesh who got rewarded for their outstanding performances. Both the coordinators and the students under the book reading program got the opportunity to build up networks and new connections through the British Council’s multi-dimensional cultural centre platform.
Sarwat Masuda Reza, head of Cultural Centre, the British Council said: “This program is our proud initiative for enlightening thousands of Bangladeshi students with the enriched contents of world literature. I personally believe that the students should be introduced with the jewels of literature at an early age. We hope to engage a bigger number of students next year for this program.”
Currently, the British Council is in partnership with 88 educational institutions, which includes schools, colleges, universities and Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA).