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04 Jul 2015

In this webinar, Nik Peachey looks at some of the ideas explored in the British Council publication Creativity in English language...

03 Jun 2015

This webinar uses lessons learned while developing of the British Council’s LearnEnglish Kids Playtime app to reflect on the issue of...

11 May 2015

Teaching blogs contain a wealth of information, but it can be hard to know where to start. In this webinar, Sandy shows you where to...

23 Mar 2015

Watch a recording of this webinar looking at the theme of assessment.

10 Mar 2015

In this webinar, Ceri Jones looks at going back to basics with a class of beginners and shares her experience of discarding the...

10 Mar 2015

In this webinar, Peter Moran covers the following four areas: What is Asperger's Syndrome? How can we as teachers recognise children who...

27 Jan 2015

In this webinar, Victoria Boobyer talks about the why and how of Graded Readers.

17 Sep 2014

Watch a recording of this webinar about using picturebooks in the primary classroom.

04 Jul 2014

Teaching teenagers is a lot more than just methodology and materials. Helping them to overcome some of the difficulties that can affect...

11 Apr 2014

Watch a recording of this webinar looking at micro writing activities.

06 Feb 2014

Watch a recording of this webinar with Lizzie Pinard, looking at learner autonomy and practical methods that we can use to encourage our...

01 Feb 2014

Recorded in March 2014, this webinar by Keith Kelly looks at the successful implementation of CLIL.

23 Jan 2014

Recorded in January 2014, this webinar by Sylvia Guinan looked at helping teachers to think for themselves about creative applications...

03 Dec 2013

Watch a recording of this webinar looking at the use of games to motivate, engage and educate language learners.

08 Nov 2013

Watch a recording of David Petrie's webinar, where he looks at developing students' writing skills for success in exams.

23 Sep 2013

Watch a recording of Adam Simpson's webinar, where he looks at exploring language through creative activities.

22 Sep 2013

Watch a recording of this webinar with Averil Coxhead, focusing on the key points English for Specific Purposes (ESP) teachers need to...

05 Jun 2013

Watch a recording of this webinar about the IELTS speaking test

18 Mar 2013

Watch a recording of this engaging webinar with Adam Simpson.

16 Jan 2013

Date: 27 February 2013

Theme: Story writing gives children the opportunity to be creative and enthusiastic about using English....

02 Jan 2013

Watch a recording of this webinar about classroom-based teacher development with Willy Cardoso.

Webinars
12 Sep 2012

Watch a recording of this webinar about creative and learner-centred activities for teenagers and adults.

01 Sep 2012

Watch a recording of this talk by Chia Suan Chong from November 2012.

16 Jul 2012

Watch a recording of this webinar about using computer games in the EFL classroom.

 

26 Jun 2012

Watch a recording of this webinar with Anthony Gaughan looking at the ingredients that go into making a great lesson.

29 Feb 2012

Watch a recording of Fitch O'Connell's webinar looking at how to integrate short stories and poetry into the language learning classroom...

11 Jan 2012

Watch a recording of this webinar with Ann Foreman about using social networks for professional development.

 

25 Oct 2011

Watch a recording of this webinar about learner-centred teaching with Sue Sheerin.

25 Sep 2011

Watch a recording of Noreen Caplan-Spence's webinar about CLIL for secondary schools.

24 Sep 2011

Watch a recording of this webinar about dealing with challenging learners.

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  • Creativity or rather the lack of it is becoming and increasingly important issue within a global context of increased emphasis on standardisation and testing within educational systems. In this webinar Nik looks at a new British Council publication...
  • About the webinar Back in 2010, Sandy discovered the world of teacher blogs, and it changed her life completely. In this webinar, she introduces you to that world, shows you a selection of her favourite blogs and tools to keep up with them, and how...
  • About the webinar ‘Assessment’ is one of those terms in ELT that can mean many things. We talk about formative and summative assessment, peer and self-assessment, portfolios, setting learning targets, and methods of ‘alternative’ assessment. And...
  • About the webinar No coursebook, no syllabus, no pacing schedule. Going back to basics with a class of beginners was fascinating. Using lesson summaries to record our work and collecting them online helped us track our progress and give a sense of...
  • Peter looks at the nature of Asperger's, summarising what is known about its causes and how it typically manifests itself in children and adults. He also looks briefly at some common misconceptions about the condition and clears up some urban myths...
  • About the webinar Victoria's talk covers the methodological and pedagogical underpinning of using readers in (and out of) the classroom. She talks about a number of ideas for practical activities for teachers to take away. These activities are...
  • About the webinar In this webinar, Gail Ellis shows how the rich and stimulating medium of story picturebooks and the technique of storytelling can develop children’s English as well as encourage social and emotional development. Gail presents a...
  • Recorded on 11 July 2014, this webinar with Fiona Mauchline looked at ideas for helping students become more creative and access their imagination. To quote Willy Wonka / Gene Wilder "There is no life I know that compares to pure imagination...
  • About the webinar Ceri Jones explores how a range of micro writing tasks can activate language, encourage communication and aid class cohesion. She looks in particular, but not exclusively, at mulit-level secondary classrooms and the challenges...
  • About the talk Autonomy is undoubtedly an ELT buzz-phrase – many of like to say that we are aiming to foster it in our learners but how do we make the step from telling learners it’s a good idea to actually helping them become autonomous? This...
  • About the webinar In recent years, it’s been quite common to find governments with motivation for CLIL. It’s less common to find motivated governments who think seriously in the longer term about CLIL implementation and all it entails, (though...
  • About the webinar Social and emotional approaches to teaching with technology looks at how we can build confidence and creativity through using technology to help students express themselves socially, emotionally, linguistically, and intellectually...
  • About the webinar Video games are a long established part of many people’s recreational habits, and have the power to engage and motivate players. Just like any other resource we use in class, if used in the right way, games can provide a powerful...
  • About the webinar Practising writing for exams can be challenging for many students and it is often difficult for teachers to find ways to make writing practice motivating and worthwhile. This webinar presents a series of writing activities for...
  • About the webinar Encouraging learners to explore the language through creative activities in class is not as difficult as it may at first appear. This webinar looks at the barriers to creativity, then how might overcome such hindrances. The...
  • About the webinar  Averil Coxhead uses the Academic Word List (AWL) (Coxhead, 2000) as a springboard for discussion and activities. In the webinar, she considers the purpose and methodology of word lists such as the AWL and some of the challenges...
  • About the webinar IELTS is the most popular English language test in the world, with around 2 million exams conducted in the last 12 months. The speaking component for many is considered the most challenging of the 4 papers. How is the IELTS...
  • About the talk English teachers working with young learners recognize that such learners think and behave differently than those from previous generations. Welcome to Generation Y! These students were born into a world of information technology;...
  • About the speaker: Suzanne is currently an E-Learning Consultant for the British Council and is based in Istanbul, where she manages the build of online courses for English language teacher development. Until recently, she was working as a teacher...
  • About the webinar Recorded in 2013, this webinar with Willy Cardoso looked at several aspects of classroom-based teacher development:
  • About the webinar Current coursebooks have moved away from the 'describe your house/last holiday format of earlier materials as content/culture-based learning and model texts take pole position. The content may be more challenging, but is it...
  • About the talk As we walk down the memory lane of English language teaching, we can see a correlation between the trends in the most popular language acquisition theories of its time, and the application of such assumptions into the language...
  • About the webinar Many teachers are aware of the benefits of using computer games in the classroom. This talk, recorded in 2012, aims to build on this and share insights, experience and knowledge of this ever-expanding field. Drawing on his ...
  • About the webinar Every teacher - and every learner - can probably recognise a great lesson when they experience one, but what exactly are the qualities that, when added up, make an everyday experience into an extraordinary one? Taking this further...
  • About the webinar Using literature - in particular short stories and poetry - as a tool for language learning has opened up new paths and opportunities for the language teacher and student. Using the BritLit model Fitch will trace how the creative...
  • About the webinar Many teachers have found that social networks and media can provide valuable support for their continuing professional development. However, knowing where to start can be a problem. Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere aren't...
  • About the webinar Recorded in 2011, this webinar explore different aspects of learner-centred teaching. What does it mean to be 'learner-centred'? Why is it important? We examine some of the practical issues. What problems might arise? Is learner-...
  • About the webinar Recorded in 2011, Noreen explores what works in CLIL. She stresses the final L in CLIL. Learning is the focus of the session. In addition, she unpicks what is meant by CLIL in different contexts. Finally Noreen looks at some...
  • About the webinar What is a challenging learner? Why do some learners challenge us more than others? How can we understand challenging behaviour in a different way so that we can teach these learners better in the classroom? Recorded in 2011, this...
  • About the webinar Most people think of a language as having four main skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Good performance in any of these skills, however is dependent on clear thinking, and attention to this needs to be built into...

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