British Council Armenia has established English language clubs in seven different regions of Armenia during 2017-2018. There was an event dedicated to concluding the results of the club, and deputy minister of RA Education and Science Lusine Arakelyan was there. The deputy minister welcomed the participating schools’ principals and teachers and added the importance of the division of academic and practical activities among school kids. “Practical knowledge is specifically important for pupils living in regions because they have a lack of communication. In that context, clubs are crucial. They are also important for developing teaching skills and methodology.” She then added that the ministry is ready to discuss any ideas related to civic education.
During the event, there was a discussion with school principles on what the program has given to the schools and pupils and what feedback parents and other schools have. And the teachers discussed what the program has given to them and what are some challenges they still face.
It is worth mentioning that the program aims to help 10-15 years old kids to develop their skills by offering extracurricular English language classes. The program is funded by United Kingdom, HSBC Armenia and co-funded by British Council Armenia and COAF.