International Training Programme

The English and Foreign Languages University is a renowned training centre for foreign professionals seeking to improve their proficiency in English. Acknowledging the university’s outstanding contribution to teacher training and education, the MEA entrusted the university with the responsibility of designing and organizing international training programmes. In response to this, the curriculum experts of the university designed an on-site, face-to-face, training programme to be delivered to participants from all over the world.

The International Training Programme received its impetus from the ITEC scholarships offered by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, to developing countries in Africa, South Asia, South East Asia and Central Asia. The Programme has been hugely successful and has enabled hundreds of foreign nationals of different professions (such as ministers, members of parliament, secretaries, diplomats, teachers, doctors, pilots, police officers, lawyers, auditors, journalists and government officials) from over 50 countries across the globe to attend courses in English at this university.

The International Training Programme (ITP) offers the course Progress to Proficiency at three levels-Basic, Intermediate and Advanced-three times a year. (June-September, September-December, January-March) Each course is of 12 weeks duration.

It also offers need-based short-term Proficiency cum Professional Development Courses for teachers on request from embassies / agencies forwarded by the Ministry of External Affairs, GOI.

For further information, please contact

International Training Programme (ITP) Office
Office Tel: +91-40-27689458/27689460
Email: chief.itp@gmail.com

Note: contact only during office hours from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm (Monday to Friday)

  • Progress to Proficiency Course – Advanced

    13 June to 01 September 2017

  • Progress to Proficiency Course - Intermediate

    13 June to 01 September 2017

  • Progress to Proficiency Course - Basic

    13 June to 01 September 2017

  • Progress to Proficiency Course - Advanced

    12 September to 01 December 2017

  • Progress to Proficiency Course - Intermediate

    12 September to 01 December 2017

  • Progress to Proficiency Course - Basic

    12 September to 01 December 2017

  • Progress to Proficiency Course - Advanced

    09 January to 30 March 2018

  • Progress to Proficiency Course - Intermediate

    09 January to 30 March 2018

  • Progress to Proficiency Course - Basic

    09 January to 30 March 2018

The course is offered at three levels-Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. Each course is of 12 weeks duration (around 250 contact hours). The candidates are given a diagnostic test and divided into three levels/groups on arrival.

Aim and objectives

The overall aim of the course is to develop the students’ proficiency in English and to equip them with skills such as reading, writing, listening, speaking and reference skills. The specific objectives of the course are to enable participants to:

develop their grammatical competence
enrich their vocabulary
understand a variety of spoken texts
speak fluently in a variety of contexts
read and understand different kinds of texts
write letters and short reports
write and present project reports

Course content and methodology

The curriculum is designed keeping in view the age, the experience and the heterogeneous backgrounds of the participants, with room for flexibility to suit the needs of the various groups.

Out of the 250 contact hours spread over the 12-week programme, 230 hours are allocated for classroom study and 20 hours for tests, local study tours, and extension lectures by experts on arts, culture and traditions of India. The components for the basic and intermediate levels are listening and speaking, reading and writing, along with functional grammar and study skills. The advanced level has communication and presentation skills, advanced reading, writing and reference skills. The advanced group is required to undertake a project on the course in consultation with their supervisors.

The teaching methodology includes group work, pair work, discussions, short lectures and assignments. In order to provide a holistic learning experience for the participants, the classes are organised around a set of communicative functions useful for adult learners. The contact classes, assignments and project work aim to give the participants hands-on experience in using English. The programme also includes a study/cultural tour.

Evaluation

The performance of the participants is evaluated through weekly internal assessment (based on assignments, tests, workshops, projects and classroom activities) and an end-of-course examination.
Feedback is given on each assignment /test/project/presentation

Study tour

During the course the participants are taken on sightseeing tours of Hyderabad, so that they can get glimpses of its ancient history and rich culture. A study tour also forms part of the programme. These tours give the participants opportunities to use the English they learn on the course, and get acquainted with the rich culture and heritage of India.

Book kit

Participants are provided with a book kit comprising a dictionary, books on grammar and word power, and a set of course books with CDs.

Faculty

The faculty who teaches on the ITP is internationally trained, fully qualified, and vastly experienced teachers of this university. Besides them, experts in different aspects of art and culture are invited to interact with the participants.

How to apply?

ITEC applicants are required to fill in the application forms at
https://www.itecgoi.in/meaportal/registerApplicant

  • • Go to this link, choose your own login email ID, create your login password and fill the application form.
  • • Take a printout of the application and send (post) it to the Indian Mission in your country through your ministry or organization.
  • • The Indian mission will process the application and send it to the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India for further action.
  • • Decision for grant of scholarship rests solely with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

Hostel Accommodation (Amrita Pritam International Hostel for Women and Tagore International Hostel for Men)

For Women

You will be accommodated in Amrita Pritam International Hostel for women on campus. You will get an individual room with an attached bathroom (with WC, geyser) and a small kitchen. All rooms are air-conditioned and have television, refrigerators and wardrobes. The hostel has a computer lab with internet/wi-fi facility. The hostel has washing machines in the basement for washing clothes. It also has iron boxes which you can use. The hostel staff will clean the rooms under your supervision everyday. Bedsheets, bedcovers, towels will be provided. You can carry extra towels if you wish to. You are advised to carry your toiletries and cosmetics.

For Men

You will be accommodated in Tagore International Hostel on campus. You will get an individual room in a suite. The bathroom (with WC, geyser) and a small kitchen will be shared in the suite. All rooms are air-conditioned and have television, refrigerators and wardrobes. The hostel has a computer lab with internet/wi-fi facility. The hostel staff will clean the rooms under your supervision everyday. Bedsheets, bedcovers, towels will be provided. You can carry extra towels if you wish to.

Food

You are expected to do self-catering. There is no mess facility in the international hostel. You can cook in the small kitchen attached to the room. The kitchen has basic cooking utensils. On arrival, a loaf of bread, butter, jam, milk powder packet, some tea bags, bananas and a bottle of water will be provided in the room. After that you can buy the essential food items from local supermarkets from the living allowance given to you.

Library

The Ramesh Mohan Library at the EFL University, Hyderabad campus, is a Resource Centre for academic and research activities in the areas of Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literatures in English and Foreign languages. Three air-conditioned reading rooms and a photocopy unit are some of the facilities provided by the library to its user community.

Shops / Cafeteria

On the campus there is a stationery shop, a photocopying centre, a cafeteria and a small general store which sells items of daily use.

ATM

All international cards are accepted in Hyderabad and ATM services are available throughout the city.

Health Centre

There is a 6-bed clinic with first aid and emergency care available 24 hours. Two physicians, a gynecologist, and a homeopath visit the clinic on specific days. There is also a nurse on campus during office hours.

Recreation

There are facilities for indoor games and outdoor games such as cricket, badminton, football and volleyball. All rooms have Television facility.

Internet

The University has Internet connectivity in the International Hostels as well as in the Computer Labs.

Security

Round-the-clock security is provided in the International hostels and at the three gates of the university