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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  From April 21-24, 2013, a team of five lead teachers from the schools participating in the PIMD Lotus Program, ran their first Lotus Program teacher training workshop. PIMD was on hand to support them but they did an amazing job which was acknowledged by their peers. The other attending teachers commented that this was the ...

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In April 2013, senior teachers involved in the PIMD Lotus Program in Sri Lanka will run a training workshop for their colleagues for the first time. This is a major step in making the program sustainable at a local level. Local teachers who have worked with PIMD since 2004 will lead the workshop.

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PIMD has once again chosen to use Australian developed software for ESL to support the Lotus Program for ESL and Computer Literacy in villag schools in Sri Lanka. We have selected Phonics Alive by Advanced Software and Issues in English 2 by Protea Textware.

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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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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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