ELT-Consultants was founded in 2010, any projects or events listed before that year were delivered by individual Directors or Associates (please refer to individual CV). Projects and events listed in descending year order, with newest first.


Project: Teacher Training

Location: Polyglot Institute, Muscat, Oman

Duration: January 2015

Donor: Polygot Institute

Status: Awarded

Partner: Ministry of Manpower, Polyglot Institute




Project: British Council MENA (Middle East and North Africa) YL  summer school

Story based content for regional YL summer school for 6/7 age range at 3 levels of proficiency (beginner, elementary and pre-intermediate) x 36 hours each level.

Location: British Council MENA region

Duration:  15th February 2013 – to date

Donor: British Council

Status: Awarded

Partner: British Council MENA


Project: TYLEC (Trinity College London Young learner English Course)

Write, design and tailor 30 workshops for the Trinity College/British Council Young Learner (TYLEC) course for British Council teaching centre teachers.

Location: British Council MENA region

Duration:  February– May 2014

Donor: British Council, MENA

Status: Awarded

Partner: British Council MENA



Event: Ministry of Education Oman EFL Mini Conference; British Festival:ELT Event

A two country roadshow – a collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the British Council. Plenaries and workshops.

Plenary: Dr. Angi Malderez and Wendy Arnold

Location: Oman (Nizwa, Muscat, Sohar); Qatar (Doha)

Duration:  24-25th March, 2014 and 27th March, 2014

Donor: British Council, MoE Oman

Status: Awarded

Partner: British Council, Ministry of Education Oman; Indian School Al Gubrah Muscat



Project: Young Learner Teacher Training

Location: British Council Oman

Duration:  2 weeks, August 2013

Donor: British Council

Status: Awarded

Partner: British Council MENA



Project: Kid’s READ - MENA
Team writer for the ‘Kid’s Read’ literacy programme which supports extensive reading for pleasure for primary pupils in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan. Selection of suitable story books for primary aged pupils, selected for whole class, group and individual reading.

Winner of the Silver Stevie Prize: corporate social responsibility programme of the year in the Middle East and North Africa - HSBC

Location: Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan

Duration:  2011

Donor: HSBC

Status: Awarded

Partner: British Council


Event: Teacher training-Matching materials to learners

A collaboration between the IATEFL YLT Sig and the British Council Middle East resulted in a six country roadshow focusing on materials adaptation for primary, preparatory and secondary coursebooks and learners.

Location: Qatar, Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE (Dubai and Fujairah), Oman

Duration:  20th March – 3rd April, 2010

Donor: British Council

Partner: British Council/IATEFL YLT Sig




Event: FOREST Conference Presentation: Drama in ELT based on drama projects established

and developed in conjunction with trainees.

Location: Sohar, Ministry of Education.

Duration: 2008

Donor/Partner: Ministry of Education.



Event: English Instructor for Bedouin students, acting DoS.

Location: Sur University College,Oman.

Duration: Sep 2004– Dec 2005.

Donor: Sur University College

Partner: Ministry of Education.



Event:  Regional: Teacher Trainer for Batinah North, developing Primary and Secondary Teachers skills,

also developing two Omanis to take over the role and continue the support systems established.

Location: Sohar, Min of Education offices.

Duration: 2004 – 2005.

Donor: CfBT 

Partner: Ministry of Education.



Project: Primary ELT Regional Advisor

As advisor and teacher trainer, the objectives of this project were:

  • to provide  in- service training and mentoring of primary teachers in the Dhofar province of Oman.
  • to prepare the teachers to take the Cambridge PET (Preliminary English Test).
  • to provide training  in best practice  primary methodology.
  • to carry out school classroom visits throughout the region.
  • to write regular progress reports.
  • to contribute to team materials development.

Location: Dhofar, Oman

Duration:  October 2000- July 2001

Donor: MoE, Oman

Status: Awarded

Partner: CfBT




Oman: Country facts

  • 3.63 million
GDP per capita (2011 PPP$)
  • n.a.
Adult literacy rate (% 15 and older)
  • 86.9%
Gross enrolment ratio: primary (% of children of primary school age)
  • 109
Gross enrolment ratio: secondary (% of children of secondary school age)
  • 94
Gross enrolment ratio: tertiary (% of population of tertiary school age)
  • 16
Primary school dropout rates (% of primary school cohort)
  • 6.44
Pupil-teacher ratio
  • 20
Expenditure on education (% of GDP)
  • 4.32

Source: United Nations Human Development Reports 2014