The English and Foreign Languages University has been identified by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India as the nodal agency to set uppermanent Centres for English Language Training (CELTs) abroad. This is a long-term collaboration where expert faculty from the University train international faculty in their respective countries. Funded by GOI, as part of this initiative CELTs have been established in the ASEAN countries Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka, with the objective of equipping students, civil servants, professionals and business persons in these countries with English language and communication soft skills.
Another five CELTs will soon start functioning in five African countriesSudan, Djibouti, Central Asian Republic, Togo and Mauritania.
Four teachers nominated by the host country will be provided training to work as resource persons in eachCELT.CELTs organise both proficiency and teacher training programmes. There are two proficiency programmes -Certificate in Proficiency in English and Certificate in Official/Business Communication. The former aims to equip thetrainees with language skills required for day-to-day communication and the latter with language skills for official and business purposes. In addition, the Centres also offer two teacher training programmes - Certificate in Teaching of English and Diploma in the Teaching of English - both with the objective of developing teachers’ proficiency and knowledge regarding latest techniques in the teaching of English.