‘Tanggap, tiklop, tago’ (receive, fold, keep): Perceptions of best practice in ELT INSET

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


Ann Foreman: Using social networks and media to support our continuing professional development

Date: 19 January 2012

Theme: 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 always easy places to move in and it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the multitude of posts that appear and disappear in rapid succession. How can we make sense of them and identify the people we can most learn from? How do we set ourselves goals and keep track of where we're going? In this webinar we'll consider practical ways of centring and organising ourselves to make the process a little less chaotic.

Watch a recording of the webinar: http://britishcouncil.adobeconnect.com/p4ptr7ueuj2/


Confucius, constructivism and the impact of continuing professional development on teachers of English in China

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


Global Practices in Teaching English to Young Learners

Sue Garton, Fiona Copland, Anne Burn
Investigating Global Practices in Teaching English to Young Learners was produced in collaboration with Aston University. 


Observations - why bother?

"Nice board work." This was a killer phrase back in the days before the invention of the interactive whiteboard. It normally sat, all alone, in the left hand column of a page divided by a vertical line, under the label "Good".


Milestones in ELT - a series of classic ELT texts from the British Council

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


Managers and management training

Management vacancies that arise in LTOs (language training organisations) can be filled by candidates recruited from outside an organisation but are frequently taken up by teachers selected/promoted from within the organisation’s current staff.


Equal Opportunity and Diversity: The Handbook for Teachers of English

This 96-page handbook has been produced for English teachers, by English teachers. It provides you with good practical advice and ideas on how to become more aware and integrate aspects of equal opportunity and diversity into your work.

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