Fourteen Tibetan teachers are participating, with the help of Anthony Harvey London, an expert in English teaching and recipient of the Australian National Medal.
The Tibetan education department has a three-language policy, with Tibetan language as the teaching medium up to class three, the addition of English from class four and a third language from class five.
In a press release, education officer Tsering Phuntsok commented, "The department of education felt the urgency to provide in-service teacher training to all primary English teachers. It would not be doing justice if teachers continue with the teaching methodology as was done in the pre-primary classes."
On Monday, the education department also began a six-day orientation programme for 24 primary school teachers, aimed at familiarizing them with basic education policy.