Using Mediated Authentic Video as a Potential Innovative Solution for Training at Scale: A View from Bangladesh

  • Mike Solly
  • Clare Woodward
Part of the International Perspectives on English Language Teaching book series (INPELT)


This chapter focuses on English in Action (EIA), a UK aid-funded project (2008–2017) supported by the Bangladesh government. EIA has delivered in-service training to more than 50,000 primary and secondary English teachers in Bangladesh. The chapter describes how the project used locally filmed mediated authentic video (MAV) uploaded on teachers’ own mobile phones via SD card and supported by peer-led reflective meetings. This approach delivered high-quality professional development at scale without the necessity of providing expensive face-to-face mediation by experts at a location far removed from the school and classroom.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike Solly
    • 1
  • Clare Woodward
    • 2
  1. 1.British CouncilLondonUK
  2. 2.Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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