TER is an introduction to teacher development and is a series of 12 episodes aimed at teachers of English working in schools with large classes , lack of resources and few training opportunities.
This series has been produced by British Council and it provides advice and training on teaching English at basic level. These programmes are intended for teachers of English who may have low level qualifications and lack confidence in their knowledge of English.
The objective of this programme is to address some key issues in classroom practice by exploring and sharing well tried strategies to improve the teaching and learning of English. The focus is on environments where textbooks and materials are in short supply and less or no access to internet or computer.
The episodes are intended to motivate teachers and provide a "catalyst" to improve morale and encourage learner centred strategies and make learning more effective.
The series is broadcasted every Friday in Radio Nepal at 9:30 PM and 50 other Radio/FM stations all over Nepal. Please click here for the schedule of the broadcast.
The topics covered in this series include:
Episode 1: Planning lessons and pre-series overview
Episode 2: Teachers supporting each other
Episode 3: Finding and creating resources
Episode 4: Using group work in large classes
Episode 5: Pair and group work in practice
Episode 6: Developing teacher's English
Episode 7: Using English in classroom
Episode 8: Teaching new language
Episode 9: Teaching reading
Episode 10: Teaching listening
Episode 11: Flexible activities
Episode 12: Making lessons motivating
Each programme in this series is accompanied by two page teacher support sheet which present a large part of the programme script together with ideas for reflection. It can be downloaded from here.