Find a range of publications and research, as well as engaging and informative webinar and conference recordings from ELT experts around the world, that are relevant to the professional practice 'Taking responsibility for professional development'.
1 February, 2017
Jointly published by British Council India and Central Square Foundation, this collection of case studies illustrates teachers and organisations using technology in innovative ways in schools and...
1 February, 2017
This paper explores teachers’ attitudes, practices and needs relating to assessment.
11 January, 2017
This paper explores the nature and role of emotional and social competences as key components of effective classroom practice.
20 December, 2016
This publication is a compilation of a selection of presentations made at the fifth international Teacher Educator Conference held in Hyderabad, India from 27 February to 1 March 2015.
5 December, 2016
On 14 December 2016, Tim Phillips gave a presentation on discovering how we find our way through professional development.
9 November, 2016
Here are some AfL activities to try with your learners.
21 October, 2016
This study of six secondary schools across Malaysia explores the potential for technology-focused communities of practice and recently-qualified English language teachers to develop and increase...
21 October, 2016
This paper addresses the learning and teaching of English, from the perspective of primary pupils in government schools in Egypt.
28 September, 2016
This research report presents ‘bottom-up’ perspectives on teacher and learner attitudes to varieties of English across five global contexts (China, Thailand, India, Spain and Turkey).
3 August, 2016
This research report compares the processes of recruitment, education and retention of English language teachers at all levels in Latin America and the Middle East by means of six national case...
2 August, 2016
How can we become champions for change in challenging teaching contexts?
20 July, 2016
This research report describes an innovative project in which teachers and learners worked together to explore issues of importance to them in Indian primary English classrooms.
5 July, 2016
The British Council's work on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), helping to improve the communication and language abilities which are in demand by today’s employers.
23 June, 2016
The research report aims to investigate educational systems in Bihar and the place of English within them. It presents a snapshot based on the most up-to-date research and statistics available at the...
28 April, 2016
Our education systems, and the young people within them, face some daunting challenges.  
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21 April, 2016
This paper explores the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in relation to its current profile and use in China, and considers its possible application in assessing the...
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21 April, 2016
This collection of research papers is an outcome of two Regional Hornby Schools hosted by the British Council in Abuja, Nigeria in 2014 and 2015.
18 March, 2016
This book provides nine easily accessible examples of exploratory action research projects and highlights the achievements gained in spite of teachers' difficult working conditions.
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25 February, 2016
This book consists of two pieces of preliminary research into ELT in Egypt to better understand the current situation particularly in the Basic and Secondary stages of education from the point of...
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12 February, 2016
This book is a collection of essays written by teachers and academics working and researching in contexts where Native English-Speaking Teachers (NESTs) are employed and work on a daily basis with...
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10 February, 2016
This report presents findings from a research project which investigates NEST schemes, how they operate and the experiences of the native English speaker teachers (NESTs) and local English teachers (...
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10 February, 2016
These training materials have been created as part of a larger, British Council funded project: 'Investigating NEST schemes around the world: supporting NEST/LET collaborative practices'. They have...
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10 February, 2016
This audit is part of a larger, British Council funded project: 'Investigating NEST schemes around the world: supporting NEST/LET collaborative practices'.
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19 January, 2016
Increasingly around the world children are engaging in Early Childhood Education and Care (aged 0-7) before entering primary school. At the same time, there is an increase in the extent to which non...
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28 December, 2015
This paper investigates attitudes and perceived experiences of English learning by Chinese kindergarten children, 4-6 years old, and their parents through the use of questionnaires and innovative...
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16 December, 2015
This survey of EMI in Higher Education in Kurdistan provides an overview of recent research and draws on responses from academics in thirteen universities to outline their experiences and views.
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2 December, 2015
The book 'Language and social cohesion in the developing world' brings together fifteen of the most important papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Language and Development held in...
9 November, 2015
The British Council's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework for teachers is for teachers of all subjects. It enables you to understand and plan your own professional development.
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3 November, 2015
In this article, we explore some of the ways teachers, organisations and the wider community can encourage and support people learning English to improve their language, confidence and independence.
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5 October, 2015
This research report looks empirically and critically at gender and sexuality in a selection of primary and secondary Polish EFL classrooms, in terms of representation in textbooks and classroom...

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