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: 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


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:  2  days during roadshow: 20th March – 3rd April, 2010
Donor: British Council
Partner: British Council/IATEFL YLT Sig


Event: Training workshops for Yemeni teachers.

Location: Sana’a, Yemen.

Duration: One week. End 2010.

Partner: None (voluntary)


Project: Global Opportunities Fund Primary Teacher Training Pilot Project

Following an initial scoping visit:

Phase 1 consisted of an eight week theoretical and practical primary teacher training programme which was designed and delivered to grade 4 primary English in 3 pilot cities: Sana’a, Taiz and Aden. The training was closely linked to a selected course book. An annual two week practical training was provided in each location, and nine weeks of classroom observation and mentoring was provided.

Phase 2 consisted of the design of a one year pre-service primary teacher training course to be implemented in three selected colleges. This phase also involved the design and delivery of a two month trainer training course in the three afore-mentioned pilot cities. (The project was suspended due to political uncertainty and unrest.)

Location: Sana'a, Taiz & Aden

Duration: 2005-2010
Donor: The Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK
Status: Awarded
Partner: British Council



Yemen Emirates: Country facts

  • 24.1 million
GDP per capita (2011 PPP$)
  • 3,996.39
Adult literacy rate (% 15 and older)
  • 90%
Gross enrolment ratio: primary (% of children of primary school age)
  • 97
Gross enrolment ratio: secondary (% of children of secondary school age)
  • 47
Gross enrolment ratio: tertiary (% of population of tertiary school age)
  • 10
Primary school dropout rates (% of primary school cohort)
  • n.a.
Pupil-teacher ratio
  • 30
Expenditure on education (% of GDP)
  • 5.15

Source: United Nations Human Development Reports 2014