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Here you can watch recordings of seminars held by the British Council. A number of the recorded seminars include material for use in training sessions and workshops. These can be used by teachers for self-access professional development, or by teacher educators in training and development programmes.

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23 Oct 2018
Do you conduct your English classes entirely in English, or do you use the learners’ own language in the classroom as well? Are you...
23 Oct 2018

The British Council and The Bell Foundation sponsored a seminar for teachers working in the field of English as an additional language....

23 Oct 2018

Dr Martin Lamb discusses the features of inspiring teaching and presents results from a research project funded by the British Council....

23 Oct 2018

Dr Gary Motteram shows how learning technologies have developed over time and discusses how they now offer a wide range of possibilities...

23 Oct 2018
Victoria Boobyer talks about some practical ideas for activities using e-books in different contexts. September 2013, London.
23 Oct 2018

Johanna Stirling presents some common human characteristics and how they affect learning and classroom behaviour. January 2014, London...

23 Oct 2018

Laila El-Metoui focuses on strategies for integrating Equality and Diversity within English teaching practice, to foster a positive...

23 Oct 2018

Are your students too low a level to take the IELTS exam?

23 Oct 2018

Edward de Chazal explains the challenges that EAP (English for Academic Purposes) learners face, and what teaching staff and lecturers...

23 Oct 2018
'Why was that funny?'. Humour is inextricably part of language and culture, and therefore understanding humour in English is a vital...
23 Oct 2018

This seminar about English as a medium of instruction (EMI) for academic subjects in Higher Education was held at the British Council's...

23 Oct 2018

Julie Carr talks about how visits to museums improve the life skills of ESOL learners as well as their language skills. May 2014, Leeds...

23 Oct 2018

Eleanor Cocks and Theah Dix focus on Rewrite’s pioneering Creative ESOL model of practice, a participatory arts approach to language...

23 Oct 2018

Joanna Norton talks about mobile and social learning to support language and literacy development within a CLIL context. May 2014,...

23 Oct 2018

Karen Wilkins takes a look at anonymous feedback from teachers and students on how the relationship between the two is changing and...

23 Oct 2018

This workshop explores what we might do to promote new ideas in language learning. Teachers and leaders were invited to join an...

23 Oct 2018

Phil Bird and Mike Harrison talk about online continuing professional development opportunities. Spring 2011.

23 Oct 2018

Philida Schellekens provides an introduction and feedback on a debate about the state of ESOL teaching and learning in the UK. September...

23 Oct 2018

Liam Brown reflects on how you might 'survive' as an English language teacher and work on your own professional development. October...

23 Oct 2018

Dr Philida Schellekens leads a debate on factors which would lift the effectiveness of classroom practice and discussed which areas can...

23 Oct 2018

Willy Cardoso proposes some principles and practices that can place the socio-cultural aspects of learning how to teach at the core of...

23 Oct 2018

Watch edited highlights of the global British Council publication launch of 'Innovations in Continuing Professional Development for...

23 Oct 2018

Philida Schellekens uses the British Council’s ESOL Nexus project as a case study to demonstrate what types of research evidence can be...

23 Oct 2018

Kathryn Board and Teresa Tinsley present the Language Trends Survey, which is the only school-focussed, subject-specific research...

23 Oct 2018

Sue Kay and Karen Spiller tell us about their training modules in materials-writing skills, and their relevance to creating materials...

23 Oct 2018

Fitch O'Connell, BritLit Manager, talks about how to exploit literature in the classroom. This seminar took place in Manchester in...

23 Oct 2018

Filmed at the British Council in October 2010, this is the first part of Jamie Keddie's seminar, all about video in ELT.

23 Oct 2018

American and British examination systems have influenced testing and assessment all over the world. But did you know they are based on...

23 Oct 2018

Olwyn Alexander and Sue Argent show how EAP is different from ELT by comparing how the two approaches would deal with the same topic...

23 Oct 2018

Judy Kirsh explores some of the different approaches involved in teaching basic literacy to ESOL learners who have no, or very little,...

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