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In all its projects the British Council aims to assist the important economic, educational and political reforms that are taking place in Uzbekistan.

One of the British Council's strategic aims in Uzbekistan is to help our various partners respond to the spiraling demand for English. There are three key elements to this strategy:

Building capacity
In all our projects we work with our Uzbek partners to help them develop their own capacity to meet the ever increasing demand for English and the changing needs of learners. Through our work with curriculum planners, teachers and textbook authors and designers we are helping to develop improved systems and new cadres of professionals better equipped to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

Raising standards
We are working closely with a range of partners to promote an increase in the standard of English used in Uzbekistan. We do this by helping to improve the quality and scope of teacher training, curriculum and learning materials and by introducing internationally recognized qualifications to serve as benchmarks.

A partnership approach
Our current partners include both Ministries of Education, the Uzbekistan Teachers of English Association (UzTEA), the Umid Foundation, the Soros Foundation, the Uzbek Ministry of Defence, the Republican Testing Centre and the Uzbek Red Crescent. We value these relationships greatly and ensure that cooperation begins at project design stage and continues through to implementation.

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