British Council Sponsors 27th NileTESOL Conference to Promote English Language Education in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt – The British Council is proud to sponsorship of the 27th NileTESOL conference, the premier event for English language educators in the Middle East and North Africa region. The conference, which took place on January 23rd and 24th, brought together over 4400 members of the NileTESOL community to share knowledge, best practices, and professional development opportunities.

As a sponsor of the event, the British Council has invited Chris Sowton, a renowned expert in teaching in challenging circumstances, to be a keynote speaker. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights from Sowton’s practical strategies for overcoming today’s teaching challenges. Furthermore, the British Council is sponsoring 300 teachers from across Egypt to attend the conference, demonstrating its commitment to providing professional development opportunities to as many educators as possible.

Hala Ahmad, Head of English Programmes at the British Council commented: “The British Council was delighted to sponsor 300 teachers from the ministry of education and Al-Azhar to attend the 27th NileTESOL Conference to ensure they get the opportunity to participate in the biggest ELT conference in the Middle East and North Africa. Making professional development accessible to as many teachers as possible is an ongoing commitment that we’re proudly taking on and fulfilling”.

“The NileTESOL conference is an opportunity to gather together our community of teachers in the spirit of learning and collegiality,” said Dean James Ketterer of the AUC School of Continuing Education. “The conference also highlights the longstanding and close working relationship between SCE and the British Council.”

Hala Ahmed, Head of English Programmes at the British Council, presented a featured session, “It’s TEA Time,” aimed at providing unique insights and strategies for Egyptian English language teachers. The session focused on the specific challenges and opportunities facing educators in Egypt, and provided practical solutions for improving language instruction.

The British Council has been a long-time supporter of NileTESOL, dating back to 2010. At the conference, the British Council will have a branded booth to showcase its extensive work in English language education and provide visitors with more information about its programs.