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

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

Published in 1972, this volume covers the first 25 years of the journal now known as ELT Journal. Compiled by the British Council’s...

This 1995 publication celebrates the five-year history of ELTECS (the English Language Teaching Contacts Scheme), set up in 1990 ‘to...

The editors of this 1984 volume in the ELT Documents series describe English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and communication studies (...

This 1990 collection of papers looks at contexts of language teaching from educational and cultural perspectives, starting from the premise...

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

This 1985 collection in the ELT Documents series provides multiple insights for the successful teaching of dictionary use in the...

Devised by the British Council’s English Language Teaching Institute (ELTI), specifically Donn Byrne and Shelagh Rixon, this 1979...

This 1979 ‘teaching aid devised by the English Language Teaching Institute’ was authored by David Herbert and Gill Sturtridge. ‘...

This frequently cited 1987 publication focuses on textbooks designed for use by English language learners, and dictionaries. A range of...

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

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

This seminal 1975 publication offers contrasting viewpoints on the then-emerging field of English for academic purposes, with a specific...

This 1978 publication focuses on English for academic purposes (EAP) also referred to at the time as English for educational purposes,...

This report, which includes papers by John Munby, Henry Widdowson and Tom Jupp, was compiled following an international ESP seminar...

This book contains papers from an International Conference on ‘Progress in English Studies’ held in London between 17 and 21 September...

The first issue of English Language Teaching, subtitled 'A Periodical Devoted to the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language', was...

Published in 1990, the overall theme of this in-house British Council publication is quality assurance of language provision, a topic...

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

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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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Published in 1972, this volume covers the first 25 years of the journal now known as ELT Journal. Compiled by the British Council’s...

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This 1995 publication celebrates the five-year history of ELTECS (the English Language Teaching Contacts Scheme), set up in 1990 ‘to...

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The editors of this 1984 volume in the ELT Documents series describe English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and communication studies (...

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This 1990 collection of papers looks at contexts of language teaching from educational and cultural perspectives, starting from the premise...
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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 1985 collection in the ELT Documents series provides multiple insights for the successful teaching of dictionary use in the...

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Devised by the British Council’s English Language Teaching Institute (ELTI), specifically Donn Byrne and Shelagh Rixon, this 1979...

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This 1979 ‘teaching aid devised by the English Language Teaching Institute’ was authored by David Herbert and Gill Sturtridge. ‘...

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This frequently cited 1987 publication focuses on textbooks designed for use by English language learners, and dictionaries. A range of...

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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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0

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

Image
0

This seminal 1975 publication offers contrasting viewpoints on the then-emerging field of English for academic purposes, with a specific...

Image
0

This 1978 publication focuses on English for academic purposes (EAP) also referred to at the time as English for educational purposes,...

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0

This report, which includes papers by John Munby, Henry Widdowson and Tom Jupp, was compiled following an international ESP seminar...

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This book contains papers from an International Conference on ‘Progress in English Studies’ held in London between 17 and 21 September...

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0

The first issue of English Language Teaching, subtitled 'A Periodical Devoted to the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language', was...

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0

Published in 1990, the overall theme of this in-house British Council publication is quality assurance of language provision, a topic...

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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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  • Three of the chapters are written by UK-based practitioners, while four focus on ESP/EAP projects in Saudi Arabia (at King Faisal University, Dammam, and King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah). These four chapters refer to local operational constraints...
  • Edited by Randolph Quirk and HG Widdowson, the book is structured according to seven main themes: The English language in a global context, English literature in a global context, Information and educational technology, Teacher preparation, Learner-...
  • A range of contexts are discussed by different authors, from English for French Baccalauréat students, to ESP programmes in educational institutions in locations as varied as Hawaii, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Tunisia, the...
  • Nevertheless, Alderson noted increasing needs to clarify issues in three areas – corresponding to the three main sections of the book: Communicative language testing, Testing of English for specific purposes, and Testing of general language...
  • The index provides readers with volume, year and page number references, along with short glosses indicating content covered and the author’s argument or position where relevant.This book is free to download here.
  • The first two chapters present views of comprehension from psycholinguistic and discourse analysis perspectives, respectively. In the third chapter, an accessible overview of listening comprehension is offered, taking in the interactive factors...
  • Among other recommendations, the authors call for the creation of a grammar of the current use of English; recognition that the study of English literature cannot be a substitute for learning to use English; and for more teacher training...
  • Countries represented include Algeria, England, Kuwait, and Zambia. All but the final two chapters discuss reasons for introducing team teaching, and how far this approach succeeded in their institutions. The first three papers are from the...
  • ELTECS provided network members with an opportunity to make new contacts, co-operate, share ideas and analyse key ELT issues from the public and private sectors. The papers in this publication come from three ELTECS conferences in the 1992 to 1994...
  • The first paper, by HH Stern, provides a useful historical overview, as well as highlighting differences of perspective expressed at the conference, including his own viewpoint. Janice Yalden flags up the negotiation processes involved in designing...
  • These approaches included focusing on: students’ needs; communicative methods; discourse analysis; pragmatics; and the teacher’s role. The event was seen as enabling participants both to survey current expertise in the region, and to share practice...
  • The papers in this volume were selected from contributions to the UWIST/SELMOUS joint conference ‘Communication in English’ held at the University of Aston in Birmingham in September 1982. Referring to the conference, the editors note a ‘growing...
  • Henry Widdowson, in the introductory chapter, considers how to bring the communicative approach to English for science and technology (EST) by offering a practical middle way between pedagogic and linguistic perspectives. In an influential second...
  • The author begins by explaining the purpose and day-to-day functioning of four contrasting types of self-access centre – the ‘instruction centre’ involving a programme of learning; the ‘practice’ centre, which directly complements classroom teaching...
  • The first chapter briefly defines ‘games’ and ‘simulations’ in the ELT context and offers advice regarding elements necessary in the design and management of such activities. Three further authors then discuss the value of various activities in some...
  • The Editorial highlights work being done with the state governments of Madras and Bombay on structural syllabi, while subsequent articles illustrate some of the guiding principles that were being advocated by the British Council at the time. Among...
  • Mostly drawing on the BBC’s experience as a world broadcaster, the chapters address issues such as: the integration of elements in multimedia language learning systems; the history of BBC English by radio and television; television materials for ELT...
  • 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...

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