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Campus Report :
British Council has recently hosted a reader development conference of book reading competition, a flagship outreach programme of the British Council. Principals and education coordinators from different schools have attended the conference. This book reading competition brings the latest collection of "Best of British" resources for readers which include the best collection of fiction and non-fiction in English in the institution premises.
British Council Cultural Centre is the principal platform in Bangladesh for delivering our cultural relations ambition - connecting people to opportunity.
It is one of the best ways of learning a new language by developing four main core skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening among young learners and adult students.
The book reading competition creates access to "Best of British" resources, develops reading habit, especially in English, and helps acquiring English language skill among young learners and adult students. Under this program, 600 teachers were involved in different activities like teachers training, teaching reading workshop and career counselling. Not only that, the British Council has sponsored two of the coordinators for Book Reading programme for their CELTA course and 12 teachers for the BELTA Conference 2018.
The book-reading program reached around 32,000 students across Bangladesh who got rewarded for their outstanding performances. Both the coordinators and the students under the book reading programme got the opportunity to build up networks and new connections through The British Council's multi-dimensional cultural centre platform.
Sarwat Masuda Reza, Head of Cultural Centre, the British Council said, "This programme is our proud initiative for enlightening thousands of Bangladeshi students with the enriched contents of world literature.
I personally believe that the students should be introduced with the jewels of literatures at an early age. We hope to engage a bigger number of students next year for this programme."
Currently, the British Council is in partnership with 88 educational institutions, which includes schools, colleges, universities and Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA). 

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