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  • Indeed, in his Preface Christopher Brumfit wonders if the medium will ‘follow the fate of language laboratories and distract teachers from a central concern for their relationship with students and the language which results from that relationship...
  • Firstly, the authors provide as background, an outline of the expansion strategy adopted by the British Council. This is followed by illuminating quotations from local teachers and professionals from 12 countries. Significant roles played by the...
  • View and Teach was a series of films intended to help teachers of English as a second language use the direct method in schools. The films presented classroom scenarios, with the roles of ‘teachers in training’ acted out by students from the...
  • Eastment, in his introductory Overview, takes a more optimistic long view than many others, seeing learners and teachers – rather than institutions – driving the exploitation of what the internet has to offer. For Eastment, ELT websites were the...
  • Christopher Brumfit’s Foreword seeks to place the discussions in this volume within the changing British political context of the 1970s and 1980s. He draws a picture of English language teaching professionals attempting to meet the often conflicting...
  • Indeed, its title, abbreviated to ‘ELT’, began to be adopted as an umbrella term for the whole enterprise of teaching English as a second or foreign language. The term ‘ELT’ gained even wider currency after English Language Teaching was renamed...
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  • English Next India sits as part of a wider programme of work by the British Council in India which aims to contribute to the development of English language teaching and learning in India. This book examines the complex nature of English in both the...
  • An international team of experts from around the world met to debate these questions - this is a selection of key chapters by leading thinkers on policy and implementation of English teaching at primary level from around the world.Published in...
  • Games were devised which facilitate student talk and collaboration (and which do not simply practise isolated elements of grammar or pronunciation, for example), and each one has clearly identifiable objectives. Most of the games feature information...
  • In the introduction, the authors firstly consider how children learn their mother tongue successfully through everyday situations. The chapters then look at: teaching language and meaning through situations in the classroom; substitution drilling;...
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  • The Mahableshwar Conference was convened to address concerns about the future of English teaching in India following independence from Britain and the ‘elevation of Hindi’. Although the discussion is recorded in reported, not direct, speech, the...
  • Interviews were conducted with 47 British Council students in Muscat, Cairo, Rome, Madrid, Kuala Lumpur and Ho Chi Minh City. The findings suggest that learning English has a positive impact on a wide range of issues:Employment prospects,...
  • The author provides contextual information on various school-level institutions, from pre-school upwards, on official attitudes towards the teaching of foreign languages, and on the implementation of the new language teaching policies. Having...
  • Among the contributors, Alex Inkeles criticises the IEA study for its ‘insufficient analysis’, but commends the exercise for its challenges to popular assumptions about educational achievement and the role of teachers. Douglas Pickett and the other...
  • The British Council was established in 1934, and one of our main aims has always been to promote the wider knowledge of the English language. Over the last 75 years, we have issued many important publications that have set the agenda for ELT...
  • This covers books and chapters in books, articles in journals, conference papers, doctoral theses, and unpublished research, as well as funded projects.You can also find more information about the Directory, and access an online searchable version...
  • It coincided with a visit to schools in the city of author Louise Cooper, who also contributes to this book, and a short series of workshops for teachers about the project. This slightly revised version has been produced because it was recognised...
  • First published in 1997 for educationists, politicians, managers – indeed any decision maker or planning team with a professional interest in the development of English worldwide, the book explores the possible long-term impact on English language...
  • Rinvolucri begins with reflections and practical ideas related to getting listeners to give full attention. Several contributions look at the nature of listening materials, and a key theme is authenticity (in the chapters by Besse, Nakić, Dirven,...
  • Volume, year and page number references are provided to articles published in the journal, which started life as a British Council publication and was later, from volume 16 (1961–62) onwards, taken on by Oxford University Press.This book is free to...
  • The bulk of the publication is given over to instructions and materials for four illustrative simulations. These will still be of interest to practitioners today, although the listening scripts and ‘letters’ feature some dated language. The...
  • The Introduction (by Neil Gilroy-Scott, although the volume’s overall editor is Christopher Brumfit) describes a frequent assumption in language education that students would be able to deal with literature once they had learned the language, and...
  • The book is a showcase of best practice from a variety of teaching contexts around the world, where colleagues have successfully embedded equality and diversity in English language teaching.Developed by David Valente This book is free to download...

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