Cambridge University Press (CUP), the world’s leading ELT Publisherconducted the first full day workshop for IELTS teachers as part of its ‘IELTS Platinum Partnership Programme’ with Touchstone Educationals. The training was organized with a key focus on introducingwell-researched and specially curated pedagogicalstrategies to enhance classroom learning experience for foreign degree aspirants enrolled with Touchstone. The session successfully trained 26 senior and master trainers from TouchstoneEducationals.
The programme enables students to prepare well for IELTS. As a part of the partnership, all counsellors and IELTS trainers associated with Touchstone Educational will receive training whichwill further equip students registering for IELTS training.  The training programme will also be conducted in the other 14 centres of Touchstone Educationals,across Haryana, Chandigarh and Punjab.

Speaking about the successful workshop, Amit Baveja, National Sales & Marketing Head, English Language Teaching, India said, “At Cambridge, we believe that it is imperative to equip trainers through skill and competency building exercises so that they can better understand the learning needs of students and contribute to better outcomes.  We are confident that the training helped thetrainersto enhance theirunderstanding of ‘assessment criteria’ skills, improve their leadership qualities, and create great learning experiences in classrooms. We aim to offer many such workshops and innovative teaching tools through our partnership with TouchstoneEducationals to help students and professionals move closer to their dream of pursuing higher studies and careers abroad.“

Mr Ashutosh Anand, Managing Director, Touchstone Educationals, said “The global necessity for English language skills is increasing each day and the challenge is to provide learners with accurate and meticulously researched material. Since our association with Cambridge University Press, we have seen an improvement in student engagement and development; the teachers training workshop is another step towards making the experience more fulfilling. We look forward to facilitating manysuch sessions for the professional development of our trainers. “

About Cambridge University Press:

Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge, and is the world's leading ELT publisher. As part of the University of Cambridge, Cambridge University Press has a wealth of experience and a global reputation for providing materials that are effective. All ELT material published by Cambridge University Press is research oriented,and materials, such as, the Cambridge English Corpus and English Profile are used. This gives Cambridge a unique insight into how the English language is used by native speakers and the difficulties experienced by learners of English; this helpsus develop the best teaching and learning resources possible.

The ELT (English Language Teaching) books published by Cambridge University Press are driven by world-class research and a profound commitment to delivering educational value for the benefit of learners, teachers, educational institutions, employers and society as a whole.

The Cambridge Official preparation material for IELTS is developed jointly by Cambridge University Press and Cambridge English Language Assessment. Cambridge English authors are internationally recognised and experts in developing exam material. Our material is informed by exclusive research insights into  candidates’performancein the exam,which forms the Cambridge Learner Corpus. The vocabulary is precisely targeted at CEFR-level using the cutting-edge English Profile resource. All of our exam preparation is officially validated by Cambridge English Language Assessment.

About Touchstone Educationals:

Touchstone Educationals today is the undisputed leader in English Programmes space offering end-to-end services for IELTS, PTE and TOEFL preparation, Spoken English, Business English, General English, Student Visa Counselling, Interview Preparation and Personality Development. Touchstone holds the distinction of receiving the No.1 IELTS Institute in India Awardfrom IDP for eight consecutive years.

As a leading study abroad consultant, Touchstone Educationals is a one-stop solution provider for all the students and professionals who desire to pursue their higher studies and enhance their career abroad. They train students in Spoken English, General English, Business English, IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, and for appearing in interviews. They have anexemplary track record of offering English language programmes, study abroad support to students, and fulfilling their aspirations.

Touchstone Educationalsorganises counselling sessions, orientation programmes, where every single problem is dealt with, and students are offered full assistance, so that they donot encounter any hurdles while undergoing a course.

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