Focused Sector(s): Education
Project: English for Everyone (EFE)
Date: July 2012, July 2013, July 2014 / 6 months each
Location: Sichuan Province
Beneficiaries: 77 teachers and 30,000 students from 60 schools


  • Although English language education was introduced in elementary schools in 2005, the lack of qualified English-language teachers meant it was not taught in many regions. Enhancing students’ command of the Chinese language remained a priority.

Intervention and Impact

  • Trained teachers on the approaches and guidelines recommended by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programme
  • The standard of English and way in which it is taught has improved, leading to an improvement in the quality of English being learnt


Cost: S$162,910