New Good Friday Agreement learning materials for English language students

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) has launched new Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement teaching materials for English language students around the world.

The new teaching resource has been developed to mark the Agreement’s 25th anniversary.

The resource is named “25 Years On: Marking the 25th Anniversary of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement” and was launched in Colombia on Friday.

Secretary of state for Northern Ireland Chris Heaton-Harris stated: “It’s marvellous that language students around the world will learn English while also studying the history of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement.

“The Agreement is a globally respected example of conflict resolution which represents a great landmark achievement in the history of Northern Ireland, the wider United Kingdom, and Ireland.

“It’s absolutely right that this teaching resource marks the Agreement around the globe in its 25th anniversary year.”

Jonathan Stewart, director of British Council Northern Ireland said: “I am delighted to announce the launch of our new Teaching English resource in partnership with the Northern Ireland Office.

“This milestone resource commemorates the historic Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement in its 25th year and encourages English language learners to find out more about the Agreement through lessons which teach the language of negotiation and compromise in conflict resolution.

“At the British Council, English language teaching is at the heart of what we do, and we hope through this new resource that learners from around the world will not only enhance their English language skills but also gain a deeper understanding of the history and significance of the Northern Ireland peace process.

“As it becomes available globally through our Teaching English network, we aim to reach thousands of learners, fostering a deeper understanding of the importance of diplomacy, dialogue, and reconciliation.”


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