Since 1995 ETAG has been responsible for implementing a large number of education projects, particularly in ELT, in close collaboration with our partners.
We have been directly involved in:
Setting up teachers' centres
Establishing English sections in public libraries
Organising national conferences
Civic Education for Georgian schools
Research into Georgian ELT
Our partners and funders have been The British Council, USA Embassy Georgia, Open Society - Georgia Foundation, Know-How Fund, Eurasia Foundation, UNDP.
For more information about our projects, past and present, click on Projects:
Englsih Language through Civic Education (ELCE)
In July 2011,English Language through Civic Education program started in Georgia, which is a two year initiative implemented by Project Harmony (PH) International with and its partners, English Teachers Association of Georgia (ETAG) and the Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CIED) of Georgetown University.
Pre-service teacher training course
ETAG together with the BC has developed a pilot Pre-service course. The course is being piloted in I. Chavchavadze University in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi and Telavi Universities. A revised course will be offered to future teachers from September 2007.
ETAG is coordinating a textbook development project. This is a joint project with the Ministry of Education and British Council. By today 7th and 10th grade textbooks have been introduced into the schools. 8th and 11th textbooks are being piloted.
In-service teacher training course development
ETAG, together with British Council and USA Embassy, has developed four 40-hour Teacher training courses. They are: Modern English Language Teaching(MELT),Developing Writing Skills(DWS),Language Development for English Language Teachers(LDELT),More Learning Less Teaching (MLLT). over 500 teachers have been trained. Currently 2 more training courses: Business English and TKT (Cambridge) preparation course are being designed. Training course are offered to our members in the regions too.
ETAG Branches development and support project
ETAG currently has 8 regional branches plus the head office in Tbilisi. The offices are in Batumi, Poti, Zugdidi, Kutaisi, Akhaltsikhe, Gori, Rustavi and Telavi.All the branches are well equipped with the Internet Connection. They are managed by the branch managers. All the branches unite around 800 members from both school and university levels.
ETAG baseline study
A 30-page research report: ETAG in December 2001: A Baseline study. The study gives a detailed account of the ETAG financial and management structures, and outlines past and present ETAG events, including the opening of regional branches.
Baseline study in English language teaching and learning in Georgia, 2001
Findings are taken from more than 3500 questionnaires distributed to school directors, English teachers, 9-10-11 grade students, first year University students, parents and in-service and pre-service teacher trainers, in rural and urban areas of Georgia.
Civic Education curriculum development and teacher training for secondary schools of Georgia 2000-2002
A 136-page textbook in Civic Education for 9th graders in Georgian plus a 102-page teacher’s book. 5000 copies of the textbook have been distributed free of charge to schools.
English language library development 2000-2001
The central libraries of Kutaisi, Batumi, Poti, Zugdidi and Telavi, and the ETAG head office in Tbilisi, have a rich and up-to-date collection of English teaching materials for General and Business English as well as for English for Young Learners, dictionaries, readers, materials for British and American cultural studies, as well as a range of audio and video cassettes and CDs.
Review: National and international conferences
The following table lists international and national conferences held by ETAG since its creation in 1994. Presenters have been Georgian ELT professionals as well as TESOL and IATEFL speakers.