The English and Foreign Languages University has been identified by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India as the nodal agency to set up permanent Centres for English Language Training (CELTs) abroad. As part of this initiative, CELTs have been established in the ASEAN countries of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and in Sri Lanka, with the objective of equipping students, civil servants, professionals and business persons in these countries with English language and communication soft skills. Apart from these CELTs, another five CELTs will soon start functioning in the African countries of Sudan, Djibouti, Central African Republic, Togo and Mauritania. The 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 the trainees with language skills required for day-to-day communication and the latter with language skills for official and business purposes. The two teacher training programmes are -----Certificate in the Teaching of English and Diploma in the Teaching of English ------both with the objective of developing teachers’ proficiency and professional knowledge.