Florentina Taylor, Vera Busse, Lubina Gagova, Emma Marsden and Barbara Roosken
This paper explores the relationship between identity perceptions, declared learner achievement and teacher perceptions. The importance of providing a personally relevant learning and teaching environment is discussed and the report provides several practical suggestions of how this can be achieved.
The British Council works closely with universities and other research institutions to fund and publish ELT research. The Research Papers series gathers together the outputs of these partnerships and collaborations. This volume gathers together research published since 2009. This volume also includes reports of research not conducted within the Partnership scheme.
Edited by Brian Tomlinson and Claire Whittaker Blended learning is an area of ELT that continues to be of interest to practitioners in the field. Despite this, little can be found in the literature on blended learning course design or detailed descriptions provided of blends used in ELT contexts. This publication, which contains twenty case studies from around the world, addresses this deficit by illustrating blends being employed on EAP, ESP, Teacher Development and general EFL courses.
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 affecting the region. The researchers have tackled a broad range of topics: interfaith dialogue; the influence of English on individuals’ life chances; social inclusion; and English in the workplace.
This collection of papers is the product of a major, high level conference on language-in-education policy which was convened by the British Council and took place in Juba, South Sudan, in 2012. Some of the most prominent academics and organisations from across Africa and beyond contributed to the event, and to this publication.
This publication will interest and stimulate anyone who is involved in planning and providing education and training for teachers of English before they take up their positions in educational institutions. It brings together, in fourteen papers, a wealth of innovative, practical experiences and ideas from differing contexts across the world.
This report contains recommendations regarding the development of policy for language in education in Pakistan. These recommendations are based on policy dialogues, a case study and the analysis of research findings.
Time for Change: Developing English Language Teaching (ELT) at Tertiary Level in Sudan is an edited collection of the papers presented at the ELT Conference with the same title in Khartoum, Sudan, from 1 to 3 March, 2010. The event was organised by the British Council, the Association of Sudanese Teachers of English (ASTEL), Al-Neelain University, the University of Khartoum, Omdurman Islamic University and the Open University of Sudan. It was sponsored by the British Council and held at the University of Khartoum.