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British Council

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(Sociology) an organization founded (1934) to extend the influence of British culture and education throughout the world
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British Council

nBritish Council m, Organisation zu Förderung britischer Kultur im Ausland
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Mr Davidson said he was "deeply shocked and saddened" by the attack but pledged that the British Council would continue operating in Afghanistan.
Mr Davidson said he was "deeply shocked and saddened" by the attack, but pledged that the British Council would continue operating in Afghanistan.
The ceremony was attended by British Ambassador to Jordan Mr James Watt, Mr Mark Jessel of the British Council and Mrs Susan Yasin of Edexcel International.
Kevin Higgins, director British Council Wales, said: "Since 2005, when British Council initiated the first international conference on gender equality in politics, and the National Assembly for Wales hosted parliamentarians from all continents, Welsh politicians and civil society organisations have worked with young democracies in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and South Caucasus."
During his meeting on Thursday with Mrs Sue Beaumont, regional director of the British Council for the near east and north Africa, the Minister of Education, Mr Hatem Ben Salem voiced his satisfaction at the support of the British Council to the process of promoting English-language teaching in Tunisian schools and called for developing cooperation as regards teachers' training and assessment of teaching methods.Aa On her part, Mrs Beaumont stressed the British Council's commitment to increase cooperation with Tunisia, insisting in this regard on the importance of the use of new communication technologies.
The racket was busted after the British Council co-ordinator in Patiala complained of fake candidates sitting in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examinations.
The launch of the state-of-the-art offices comes as the British Council celebrates its 40th anniversary of cultural relations in Dubai and a just a week before the British Council marks its 75th anniversary worldwide.
The lost disc contained sensitive personal data relating to the trade union membership of more than 2,000 British Council employees.
The British Council is a semi-official organization that provides English language lessons, promotes cultural exchanges and aids foreign students seeking admission to British universities.
The council said it had "no choice" but to act after the authorities summoned most of its 16 local staff for "interviews" in December and "suggested to them that they should resign from their posts at the British Council."
But he made clear that the "attacks" on the British Council were linked to the death of Alexander Litvinenko.
The note, signed by artists including David Hockney, Lucian Freud, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, says the British Council is planning a radical shake-up of its activities that could include scrapping its long-established arts departments.

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