In this 1980 book, contributors involved in a seven year old University of Malaya English for Special Purposes project (UMESPP) describe...

This 1979 issue of ELT Documents focuses on uses of radio and television in language learning.

Edited by Ben Gray & Mark Krzanowski

Time for Change: Developing English Language Teaching (ELT) at...

This collection of 20 essays is the first of a number of initiatives under the British Council Language Rich Europe project, a two and a...

Edited by Guus Extra and Kutlay Yağmur

This report contains 25 detailed country and regional profiles, which...

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This research paper, by Will Baker, reports on a study conducted in Thailand into the development of an...

This 1983 collection examines possible uses of video for language teaching, at the time this being still a recent innovation and a...

This 1964 booklet gives a summary of the main points in each film in the View and Teach series (produced by the BBC in association with...

This short 1996 booklet, edited by Jenny Pugsley and Geraldine Kershaw, aimed to evaluate, in an informal way, the ELT work of the...

Word for Word examines the social, economic and political impact of Spanish and English in the world today. ...

Whether, when, and how to teach English at primary level.

Alan Waters and Maria Luz C. Vilches
Effective in-service training (INSET) is vital for both teacher development...

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This new book from ESOL Nexus is about the role of language in the integration of migrants. The writers of...

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Edited by Hamish McIlwraithIn October 2013, the British Council hosted the tenth International Language and Development Conference,...

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This closing report was commissioned by the British Council to provide an overview of the European and local recommendations that came out...
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Originally published in 1987, this book aimed to address teachers’ needs according to context.

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This document, from 1983, offers a selection of project case studies and commentaries from various African contexts.

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Simon Borg, School of Education, University of Leed and Saleh Al-Busaidi, The Language Centre, Sultan Qaboos UniversityLearner autonomy...

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English proficiency levels in Brazil are still very low, with only around 5% of Brazilians stating they have some knowledge of English....

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This report is a direct result of the first English Bilingual Education symposium held in Jakarta in June...

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This publication constitutes the edited proceedings of the 6th International Language & Development Conference, held in Tashkent,...

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Edited by Dr Christopher TribbleDrawing on a wide range of international experience, this new collection focuses on the challenges of...

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This very practical and ‘teacher-friendly’ publication was produced following a Hornby workshop on teaching large classes in Ethiopia in...

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As part of the British Council’s 75th anniversary celebrations, a number of publications are being re-launched online, previously only...

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Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Lucy Norris and Jim DonohueThis guide is for anyone interested in teaching and learning languages, and thinking...

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Lixian Jin, Changsheng Jiang, Jie Zhang, Yuan Yuan, Xiaohua and Qun Xie

This paper investigates attitudes, perceptions and...

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Edited by Hamish McIlwraith

This collection of papers is the product of a major, high level conference on language-in-education...

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Dating from 1980, this book was written in response to a major study by the International Evaluation Association of achievement by...

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Edited by Dr Philip Powell-Davies

If you are interested in  how to effectively evaluate or assess English language learning, this...

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Graham Hall and Guy CookIn this research paper Graham Hall and Guy Cook explore teacher attitudes to own-language use in the classroom....

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Caroline Linse, Stephen van Vlack and Oscar BladasThis paper highlights a little-discussed global issue: the importance of school-home...

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L. Jin, K. Smith, A. Yahya, A. Chan, M. Choong, A. Lee, V.Ng, P. Poh-Wong, D. YoungLearners with dyslexia have difficulties in reading ...

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This is a collection of papers written by both UK and Arabic academics on the theme of how the growing knowledge and use of English is...

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Martin Wedell and Martin Lamb This paper investigates the nature of inspiring English language teaching, reporting on observations of...

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This 1978 title offers a snapshot of English teaching practices for overseas students in the UK in the late 1970s. The book is a...

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The second Primary Innovations Research Seminar in Bangkok, March 2008 was a regional information sharing forum where the results of...

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Edited by Dr Philip Powell-Davies This volume brings together papers and presentations from a three-day Primary Innovations Regional...
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Edited by Simon Borg

This collection is drawn from papers and presentations at the Ideals and Realities: Continuing Professional...

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In this 1980 collection in the ELT Documents series, authors engaged in different projects share their experiences of producing,...

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Clare WardmanThis research paper reports on a study conducted in the north of England into the provision of support for children who...

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This paper investigates readers’ mental processes when taking reading tests. It will be of particular interest to researchers and...

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This book, from 1990, looked at the practical benefits for teachers of classroom research.

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This 1979 issue of ELT Documents focuses on uses of radio and television in language learning.

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This paper reports on a study conducted by Huw Jarvis into the perceptions and practices of Thai and Emirati university students in the...

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Alan Waters and Maria Luz C. VilchesEffective in-service training (INSET) is vital for both teacher development and curriculum reform...

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Edited by Janet EneverThe ELLiE study provides a detailed insight of the policy and implementation processes for early foreign language...

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L. Jin, K. Smith, A. Yahya, A. Chan, M. Choong, A. Lee, V.Ng, P. Poh-Wong, D. YoungLearners with dyslexia have difficulties in reading ...

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Viv Edwards and Daguo LiThis paper covers the impact of continuing professional development in China. 

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Sue Garton, Fiona Copland, Anne BurnInvestigating Global Practices in Teaching English to Young Learners was produced in collaboration...

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This book, from 1990, looked at the practical benefits for teachers of classroom research.

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Originally published in 1987, this book aimed to address teachers’ needs according to context.

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This book, from 1986, provides a snapshot of developments in ESP teaching at university level during the 1970s and early 1980s.

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This is, of course, as much a key topic in the UK as it was in 1985 when this book was originally published.

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Very different to the other ELT documents, this volume focuses on the work of a single institution: the Modern Language Centre at the...

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This document, from 1983, offers a selection of project case studies and commentaries from various African contexts.

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This is a delightful read, which attempts to provide an introduction to latest thinking in 1982 on a wide range of humanistic topics.

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This volume dates from 1979 and is a gem for anyone interested in the early days of university level ELT qualifications, especially in...

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This concise volume from 1978 is pre-‘World Englishes’ and before the acceptance of Kachru’s model of the inner, outer and expanding...

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This book was produced following the Hornby workshop on language improvement for teachers in Senegal in 2009.

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This very practical and ‘teacher-friendly’ publication was produced following a Hornby workshop on teaching large classes in Ethiopia in...

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This volume, published in 1988, consists of papers from the eponymous 1985 University of Reading Conference.

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Published in 1981, this slim volume is concerned with helping teachers to develop the commitment to and capacity for professional...

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This publication, from 1978, provides a useful introduction to pioneer approaches to self-directed learning and individualisation in ELT...

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This report presents the findings of an independent three-year investigation into the Ministry of Education/British Council Bilingual...

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This 1961 publication consists of papers from a high-level conference on University Training and Research in the Teaching of English as...

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This 1978 title offers a snapshot of English teaching practices for overseas students in the UK in the late 1970s. The book is a...

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Compiled by Richard Smith, Seongsook Choi, Stuart Reid, Gosia Sky and Duncan Hunter, the follow up to the 2005-08 Directory contains...

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What advantages can the English language bring to individuals and societies? The British Council commissioned the research organisation...

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This booklet from 1977 accompanied a teacher training film about innovative ‘activity days’ at the British Council’s English Language...

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This publication consists of papers written by Brazilian ELT teachers and teacher educators between 2001 and 2010 as part of their...

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This project may be of interest to anyone involved in curriculum development.

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The British Council and IATEFL are pleased to launch a new handbook for teachers' associations, called Running an Association for...

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  • It explores how these students use technology to support their English language learning and offers recommendations for institutions that provide self-access centres. The paper concludes that the term mobile assisted language use may better describe...
  • This paper contains a number of practical guidelines on how to maximise the potential for 'best practice' in ELT INSET. The research was conducted in the Philippines where Waters and Vilches gathered data from both INSET suppliers and end-users. The...
  • Evidence is drawn from over 1,400 children, their schools, teachers and families in seven country contexts, exploring how early FLL is currently taking shape in Europe. The scale and longitudinal design of the study is likely to make many of the...
  • This paper presents research findings on the perceptions and feelings of primary school learners with dyslexia in Singapore regarding their learning of school subjects through English, together with how they use strategies to overcome some...
  • The writers conclude that the recognition of English as an essential element in the modernisation of China, together with the growing awareness of the weaknesses of traditional approaches to the teaching of the language, has opened up new spaces for...
  • The study uncovered a range of factors concerning the teaching of English to young learners globally from the perspective of teachers involved in implementing these programmes. In particular, it shows that many of these factors are commonly...
  • It consists of papers from practitioners from countries in Europe, North America and Australasia, but with detailed reference to a wider variety of global teaching contexts. Topics range from ‘Investigating Learners’ Language’ to ‘Researching...
  • Following an overview of developments to date, the authors investigated various key issues from PRESET, INSET and advanced teacher education at the time. These included teacher language; working with the need for change while coping with constraints...
  • In his Preface, Christopher Brumfit challenged a recent claim that ESP had ‘legitimised English teaching’, suggesting rather that it had made English teaching ‘more purposeful’. The papers in this book include an extensive one on task-based learning...
  • The book aimed to cover ‘English teaching to British residents’ and addresses teaching children in the school sector; teaching adults in education and in the workplace; and teacher training, among others. One chapter asks ‘Can ESL teaching be racist...
  • The book, published in 1984, introduces the Canadian context and the work of the Centre, and then provides articles on a range of research. Issues featured include minority language students; immersion education; learning strategies; and observation.
  • Most of the projects were British Council-run. The authors reflect the preoccupations of expatriate project workers of the day, and the lack of African contributors strikes the modern reader immediately. Nevertheless, this is a valuable resource for...
  • These included defining humanistic  values in ELT; community language learning; computer simulations; ‘suggestopedy’; and the Silent Way. The chapters are accessible, with references to the authors’ own teaching experiences. There are occasional...
  • Norman Whitney’s is the first chapter, in which he asked, with empathy, how ‘foreign applicants’ could be helped to choose the most appropriate course for them.  There follow chapters on the development of courses at Edinburgh, Lancaster, Bangor,...
  • Nevertheless, it is clear that the book’s authors were fully engaged with the diversity of English language use and the practical needs of learners. Mark Lester and others debate what might constitute International English and its value globally,...
  • The book was designed to be suitable for teachers at various levels of language proficiency. It is task-based, and can be used as a self-access or training course manual. The 10 chapters include ‘Using English effectively in the classroom’; ‘...
  • The book was put together by the workshop tutors, drawing on the materials and activities generated by the workshop trainers and participants. Part 1 provides an introduction to the issues involved when teaching in large classes; Part 2 looks at...
  • The choice of Academic Writing as a theme was designed to counteract the perception that it was the ‘Cinderella of EAP’, and the Conference aimed to enable practitioners to benefit from recent research in the teaching of writing from outside ELT as...
  • In her introduction, Gillian Marsh explains that the chapters that follow do not promote ‘modular, pre-packed solutions’. The contributors focus on different aspects of the teacher training process. Some look at specific methodologies and...
  • Authors discuss theory, terminology and particular methodologies and contexts. Also recorded are ways in which UK practitioners were learning from US educationists and psychologists, and from French counterparts in language teaching. The final...
  • Bilingual English/Spanish education is one of the most exciting innovations in the current education scene, with over 200,000 young students in Spain studying a bilingual curriculum from the age of 3, either in British Council project schools or in...
  • Papers cover topics including Contemporary English language and general linguistics and Training in the teaching of English, but relatively little attention was given to English literature. Of particular interest, perhaps, are the papers by the...
  • The seminar was organised by SELMOUS (The Group for Special English Language Materials for Overseas University Students), which had been founded in 1972 and was the forerunner of what is now BALEAP. In his Introduction, RR Jordan refers to the wide...
  • There are contributions from 57 departments or institutions in the UK.These entries include references to journal articles, chapters in edited books, papers in conference proceedings, authored books, unpublished but electronically accessible...
  • Their study focusses on five countries. We hope that this paper will trigger discussion and inspire further research.Click here for Euromonitor's paper: The Benefits of the English Language for Individuals and Societies: Quantitative Indicators from...
  • The film shows how students on one particular day selected and performed various activities. The booklet provides notes on the students featured in the film, describes how the day, the activity rooms and the activities were organised, and gives tips...
  • You can download the papers below. 
  • It provides advice and ideas for how associations can run themselves successfully and provide good services to their members. You can also view what some of the team say about the handbook they produced.Tim Phillips and Susana Gómezhttp://iatefl....
  • However, there are complex issues and challenges associated with this scenario. This volume draws together a range of voices from around the world, addressing issues such as:the perceptions of individuals and communities of the role and benefits of...
  • This collection of articles represents the contribution that ELT staff from the British Council made to the IATEFL annual conference in Harrogate in 2010. There are articles investigating the implementation of educational change, lessons learned and...

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