At the end of 2014, Al-Madina grade 5 students sat for an English exam to decide if they would be admitted to English medium classes in their new schools in Grade 6 in 2015. Out of 15 students, a record 7 students have been admitted to English medium from Grade 6. This is Al-Madina's best ...

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Wilgammula school held their annual English camp on 31st July, 2014. The event was held in the school hall and both parents and higher grade children watched the primary grade children perform a series of items demonstrating their English language skills. The event was also attended by ADE for English sector in Trincomalee Zonal Office Mrs. ...

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PIMD volunteer members in Australia have been partnered with Sri Lankan teachers to conduct conversations in English using text messaging. It is hoped that this will help improve the teachers' English.

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PIMD is seeking to add a specialist volunteer to our core project team. The ideal candidate is a Primary Teacher with experience in guided and shared reading techniques for English literacy, preferably with some ESL background.The role will involve program development. remote support for teachers in rural schools in Sri Lanka, and annual visits to ...

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During the first two weeks of January the PIMD team visited all six schools in the Lotus program to measure first year outcomes. Full credit must go to the Principals and staff of the village schools for what they have achieved in 2012 under very difficult circumstances. At each school we reviewed the students' progress ...

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In 2013 the Lotus Program will take a structured approach to building teacher fluency and confidence in listening, talking, reading and writing English using m-learning enabled through tablet technology. A trial will begin in January 2013. The tablets will be used by teachers in combination with a professional development program and self-directed learning. Follow us ...

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In January, 2012 the PIMD team visited the six schools participating in our Lotus Program to formally launch the Lotus Program at the start of the new school year. All teachers gave demonstration lessons. View videos of some of the standouts on our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PIMDInc

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PIMD at work with children in Sri Lanka - a guided reading lesson.

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Six schools in north-east Sri Lanka will formally launch the Lotus Program in January, 2012 at the start of the new school year using new teaching methods and resources supplied by PIMD. This program is a jointly sponsored by PIMD, the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka and the Provincial Departments of Education for the ...

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In July 2011 PIMD conducted the first teacher training workshop for the new phase of our Lotus Program focusing on English and Computer Literacy for Grades 3-5. Forty teachers from six schools participated. They were introduced to teaching techniques and approaches for English Literacy based on the use of levelled readers in both guided (small group) ...

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