A Rwandan classroom with students sat looking at the teacher who is writing on the chalkboard

British Council Rwanda

We run a number of exciting initiatives that aim to improve English language teaching, learning and assessment. Our English Projects include Self Access Learning and English for Education Systems. 

Self Access Learning (SAL)

Self Access Learning allows you to learn English from the comfort of your own home. By offering innovative and fun learning materials that are accessible through television, radio, newspaper, home computers and mobile phones. SAL helps to engage learners and support more formal learning methods. We have a range of resources, online tools and materials, including:

  • Learn English SMS service 
  • Learn English by radio 
  • Learn English through newspapers 
  • Websites
  • Apps

Currently the following radio shows are being broadcast to support teachers and learners:

Classroom Language, every Sunday 2:30 PM, Radio Rwanda To support teachers with learning English and with teaching methodologies. This series introduces and explores a range of teaching methods that can be used in the Rwandan classroom whilst at the same time helping teachers learn the English language needed for effective teaching. Topics covered include how to present new language, general classroom management and asking questions and eliciting information from students.

Broadcast on Radio Rwanda every Sunday at 2:30pm for 12 months starting from 19 July 2015. From 8 October 2015 worksheets to accompany the radio show will be available in Imvaho Nshya newspaper.

Obla Air, every Monday 5:30 PM, Radio Rwanda This radio show, suitable for adults, focuses on English for social purposes and English for the workplace. Each episode is set in a workplace context and features a lively and engaging drama. Captain, Maas Obla, the owner of the airline Obla Air and his crew are so committed they’ll do anything to keep flying!  

Broadcast on Radio Rwanda every Monday at 5:30pm for 12 months starting from 20 July 2015.

Songtime, Friday 5:30 PM, Magic FM Songtime takes a traditional Rwandan song and translates it to English, focusing on the key vocabulary and ideas expressed in the song. The show works with an English teacher from the British Council who talks you through the language used in the song and gives guidance on how to improve your English.

Broadcast on Magic FM on a Friday at 5:30pm for 6 weeks starting from 24 July to 28 August 2015.

If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact us for more information email informationrwanda@britishcouncil.org   

English for Education Systems (EES)

Our English for Education Systems initiative is to support English language teaching by working closely with teachers to raise the standards of teaching English and teaching in an English language environment. We work directly with teachers and ministries or institutions. 

We’re making a difference by:

  • developing and delivering face-to-face and online teacher training and trainer training programmes in the primary, secondary, vocational and university education sectors
  • organising teacher training courses for teachers 
  • supporting professional networks such as ATER (Association of Teachers of English in Rwanda)
  • carrying out research into English teaching and learning and teaching for other subjects in English

If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact us for more information email informationrwanda@britishcouncil.org