Education Minister Shai Piron along with British Secretary of State for
Education Michael Gove signed an agreement in the Knesset on Tuesday for
increased collaboration in the field of English studies.
will strengthen the relations between the two countries and will contribute to
advancing educational systems in Israel and the UK through the sharing of
knowledge, teaching methods and learning techniques,” Piron stated.
delighted to sign this agreement, which will greatly contribute to the quality
of English education in Israel,” said Gove.
of teachers will result in more students graduating with a better understanding
of English,” hed continued.
The agreement calls for collaboration between
the two countries in the implementation of a national plan developed by the
British Council aimed at improving the professionalism and English language
skills of hundreds of Israeli teachers.
Details of the plan include
participation in joint seminars, development of online tools and support in
acquiring English language skills tailored to the 21st century
“Educational cooperation is a good example of the blossoming
relationship between Israel and the United Kingdom in many fields such as trade,
technology, science and education.
“The growing cooperation between the
two countries is a testimony to our close relations,” said Gove.