By Julia Ayscough, Secondary Academic Manager

14 May 2021 - 18:00


Mat Wright

ဤေဆာင္းပါးအား ျမန္မာဘာသာျဖင့္ဖတ္ရန္ ဤေနရာကိုႏွိပ္ပါ။

In our Secondary classes at the British Council, our teachers focus on helping learners develop core life skills like critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. These skills help prepare teenagers for their future at university and in the workplace. 

Collaboration involves how to work within team and, in some cases, how to manage one. It involves identifying when and how to share ideas with others, demonstrating flexibility, showing the ability to compromise, navigating differences, negotiating solutions, resolving conflicts, and respectfully communicating with team members.

Collaboration and teamwork skills are important for students to develop as they learn English. Teenagers are motivated by their peers and will be more engaged with the language if they work in a team. Collaboration also promotes diversity, understanding, and strengthens the ability to respect the perspectives of others.

In our Secondary classes, students complete projects at the end of every magazine which require collaboration and teamwork. They need to work together to complete tasks such as designing a smart city, writing a script for a short documentary, creating a news report, or presenting an important celebration in another country. Students work together to complete a shared goal and as a result, they develop important life skills.

Julia Ayscough

Secondary Academic Manager

I've been teaching English for over 10 years, working in Ecuador, Vietnam and Myanmar. I completed the Delta in 2018, with a focus on teaching Secondary students. I’ve been with the British Council Myanmar for 6 years and I love teaching Myanmar students. They are bright and inquisitive, and I always leave the classroom feeling inspired. I encourage my students to be autonomous, think critically, and be creative. When I am not teaching you will find me hiking in a forest or swimming in the sea.