In this section, you will find a number of articles, which have been written to help you develop your skills and knowledge as a teacher in the professional practice 'Using inclusive practices'. From primary-aged students to adult learners of English, the articles you will find here are practical, insightful and full of ideas to support your teaching and planning for all kinds of classrooms.

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14 May 2020

As we begin to look beyond the immediate world crisis, colleagues from the British Council’s Language for Resilience team tell us how...

01 May 2019

Language learning for life as responsible citizens of the international community must include cultural awareness.

10 Apr 2019

According to the Global Slavery Index 2018, over 40 million people are enslaved today, and of those, ten million are 17 years old or...

29 Oct 2018

Do you have refugees in your class? Do you work as a teacher trainer for refugee contexts? Or are you just interested in this major...

29 Oct 2018

This piece seeks to answer questions related to the correlation between language learning and social cohesion in the context of a...

29 Oct 2018

This article looks at working with students who have suffered trauma and suggests ways in which teachers can address this in the English...

29 Oct 2018

The importance of language in schools, training centres and workplaces cannot be underestimated in refugee communities, especially given...

25 Jul 2018

Develop your understanding of using inclusive practices in the classroom by examining the concept of diversity and inclusion.

14 Mar 2018

We all seem to talking about inclusion and the importance of it.

26 Feb 2018

I started working as a teacher of English and drama at a primary school in Hamburg last September, after working in the private sector...

13 Feb 2018

In most groups of learners there will be some obvious differences that everyone can see (e.g. age, gender, ethnicity).

02 Feb 2018

Storytelling has become the new buzz in ELT, which is logical when you consider that it’s one of the few wholly authentic activities...

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03 Nov 2015

In this article, we explore some of the ways teachers, organisations and the wider community can encourage and support people learning...

25 Nov 2013

Recently I had the privilege to spend a day with the brilliant teachers and wonderful pupils at the St Christopher Academy Trust...

25 Nov 2013

In this article, Marie Delaney explores some of the myths surrounding teaching students with Special Educational Needs (SENs) and offers...

25 Nov 2013

‘How can I teach English to a learner who has difficulty speaking and understanding their own language?’

25 Nov 2013

Are you interested in building your knowledge in issues around visual impairment? Do you want to have some hints and tips on how to...

25 Nov 2013

How can I teach English to a learner who seems not to listen properly?

22 Nov 2013

Assessment is a crucial part of learning. It can be difficult to know how to identify learners with special educational needs (SENs) in...

07 Jun 2011

Many of us work with groups of students from more than one cultural background while others teach largely mono-cultural groups of...

Making culture happen in the English language classroom - culture article - guest writers
08 Oct 2008

This is the second in a series of articles by our Guest Contributor Barry Tomalin.

Culture - the fifth language skill - culture article - guest writers
29 Sep 2008

This is the first in a series of articles by our third Guest Contributor Barry Tomalin.

Art in the classroom - resources article
11 Jul 2007

As the saying goes, ‘Art is all around us’. In its many forms it presents fantastic opportunities for discussion, focused language work...

NLP in our classes - methodology article
10 Jan 2007

Every teacher – actually everybody – uses NLP. They use it knowingly or unknowingly! Maybe some would think that NLP is not useful and...

Non-verbal communication - methodology article
06 Sep 2005

Non-verbal communication (body language, paralinguistics) has been a focus of attention for some time in areas such as the refinement of...

24 Aug 2005

For the purpose of this article 'inquiry' will be taken to mean 'a language act in which one attempts to elicit another's help in going...

Listening to body language - listening article
22 Jun 2005

Body language plays a key role, especially at the subconscious level, in communication and an awareness of it and how it can vary from...

21 Jun 2004

Throughout the years that I taught English to the blind I had to answer many questions asked by people who had no experience dealing...

Creating a class play - literature article
21 May 2004

In this article a teacher reflects on his experiences of creating plays and using them to help motivate students to develop their...

23 Sep 2003

This is the second part of a two-part article where Theresa Zanatta shows us how parents can be encouraged to create opportunities for...

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