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23 March, 2019
This book reports the results of the monitoring and evaluation of an innovative English Language Teaching training programme run by the Venezuelan Education Ministry with the support of the British...
23 February, 2018
This research study used eyetracking methods to investigate how adults and young learners process readings which combine text, audio and pictures.
7 March, 2017
In this talk, Scott Thornbury looks at some of the basic principles of learning and education.
6 February, 2014
Recorded in February, this webinar looks at the topic of learner autonomy and suggests practical methods that we can use to encourage our learners to move towards being genuinely autonomous outside...
8 November, 2013
Theme: Practising writing for exams can be challenging for many students and it is often difficult for teachers to find ways to make writing practice motivating and worthwhile. This webinar...
23 September, 2013
Encouraging learners to explore the language through creative activities in class is not as difficult as it may at first appear. This webinar will firstly look at the barriers to creativity, then how...
22 September, 2013
/*-->*/ This is an IATEFL ESP SIG & British Council joint event.*This webinar focuses on the key points English for Specific Purposes (ESP) teachers need to know about using and evaluating...
27 June, 2013
The second Primary Innovations Research Seminar in Bangkok, March 2008 was a regional information sharing forum where the results of British Council research were presented.
11 June, 2013
Edited by Dr Philip Powell-DaviesIf you are interested in  how to effectively evaluate or assess English language learning, this collection of papers – the proceedings from the British Council East...
18 April, 2013
Edited by Susan SheehanThe British Council works closely with universities and other research institutions to fund and publish ELT research. 
1 September, 2012
Date: 29th November 2012Watch a recording of the webinar: click on the link below to watch a recording of Chia's webinar As we walk down the...
26 June, 2012
Date: 28th June 2012Theme: Every teacher - and every learner - can probably recognise a great lesson when they experience one, but what exactly are the qualities that, when added up, make an...
17 March, 2012
Edited by Fiona Copland and Sue Garton with Monika DavisThis is a book for primary school teachers of English written by primary school teachers of English. 
29 February, 2012
Date: 28 February 2012Theme: Using literature - in particular short stories and poetry - as a tool for language learning has opened up new paths and opportunities for the language teacher and...
23 August, 2011
Teachers often disagree on whether or not to use the phonemic chart in their lessons. Watch Peter and Clare argue for and against, then why not tell us what you think.
21 March, 2011
Date: 21 February 2012Theme: Most people think of a language as having four main skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Good performance in any of these skills, however is dependent on...
15 March, 2011
Date: 15 March 2012Theme: Lexical Chunking is a way of thinking about language which puts lexis in the centre of our attention rather than grammar. New ways of collecting data such as computer...
5 May, 2010
How do you teach language to teenagers? There are lots of different ways - here are some suggestions from us.
18 November, 2009
As part of the British Council’s 75th anniversary celebrations, a number of publications are being re-launched online, previously only available in print.