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#Lessonsinthelockdown: British Council participates in global webinar

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The lockdown has seen many businesses and corporations shift to the work from home model. But that does not mean that programmes of these organisations have come to a halt. In keeping with the trend of webinars during the lockdown, the British Council participated at a global webinar arranged by the Bengal Chamber of Commerce on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, Debanjan Chakrabarti, director of British Council, East and Northeast India, said, “In light of the rapidly-evolving Covid-19 situation in India and the UK, we are scaling up our existing models of online learning and knowledge-sharing across different sectors. These online services are available to teachers, learners, researchers and prospective students to the UK. We also shifted discussions on festival building and management in India to the digital platform with many coming together to listen to industry experts from India and the UK.”

Debanjan Chakrabarti, along with Antonius Raghubansie, head, India, Teaching and Cultural Centres, British Council, spoke at the global webinar – ‘Learn, Lead and Linkup’. There were nearly 400 people who participated in the webinar. “We are taking a new approach by creating an online English teaching experience to prepare our students for global challenges with 21st century skills,” Debanjan added.

 

Source: Times of India

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