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      Publications

      A collection of ELT publications available in pdf to download.  Highlights include the ELT Research Papers series, the Innovations in ELT book series and resource packs for teachers. British Council publications are evidenced-based and address important issues facing ELT practitioners worldwide.

      Books and research packs

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      The English Language in Francophone West Africa

      Hywel Coleman

      This publication examines the language situations in eight West African nations – Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo. It describes the roles that English plays, ways in which English is taught, who teaches it, and how learners and their teachers perceive the language.

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      Policy dialogues: English for the future, Cartagena, October 2012

      This publication offers information about all the discussions held in 2012 at the first Policy Dialogues: English for the Future in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.The proceedings document contains lots of useful information for policy makers and ELT specialists around the world to guide them on the kind of critical elements to take into account when conceptualising or implementing policy on English language both at national and regional/local levels.

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      English language teacher education in a diverse environment

      Edited by Dr Philip Powell-Davies and Professor Paul Gunashekar

      This volume is a collection of papers derived from the Third International Teacher Educators Conference held in Hyderabad, India from 16 - 18 March 2013 on the theme English Language Teacher Education in a Diverse Environment.

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      Trends in policies and practices for multilingualism in Europe

      Edited by Guus Extra and Kutlay Yağmur

      This report contains 25 detailed country and regional profiles, which focus on language policies and practices in the education sector, as well as in the media, public services and spaces, and business.

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      British Council survey of policy and practice in primary English language teaching worldwide

      Shelagh Rixon

      This global survey provides an overview of recent policy decisions and trends in the area of teaching English to primary school children, in a wide variety of countries and regions. It will interest and inform policymakers, researchers and practitioners in the field.

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      Continuing Professional Development: Lessons from India

      Edited by Rod Bolitho and Amol Padwad

      We hope that the ideas and experiences contained in this collection will provoke a more active and deeper interest in CPD, will lead to more experiments, innovations and research, and will help CPD to be seen as a central priority in teacher education, a development which is long overdue.
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      Continuing professional development – an annotated bibliography

      Amol Padwad and Krishna Dixit

      This bibliography will help raise awareness about CPD among teaching professionals by listing in one place a wide range of material dealing with numerous aspects of and perspectives on CPD. 

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      Assessing and Evaluating English Language Teacher Education, Teaching and Learning

      Edited by Dr Philip Powell-Davies

      This volume is an anthology of twelve selected presentations on the theme of Assessing and Evaluating English Language Teacher Education, Teaching and Learning. 

      Milestones in ELT

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      Research in the Language Classroom

      This book, from 1990, looked at the practical benefits for teachers of classroom research.

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      Language Teacher Education: an Integrated Programme for ELT Teacher Training

      Originally published in 1987, this book aimed to address teachers’ needs according to context.

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      ESP for the University

      This book, from 1986, provides a snapshot of developments in ESP teaching at university level during the 1970s and early 1980s.

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      English as a Second Language in the United Kingdom

      This is, of course, as much a key topic in the UK as it was in 1985 when this book was originally published.

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      Language Issues and Education Policies - Exploring Canada’s Multilingual Resources

      Very different to the other ELT documents, this volume focuses on the work of a single institution: the Modern Language Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

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      Language Teaching Projects for the Third World

      This document, from 1983, offers a selection of project case studies and commentaries from various African contexts.

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      Humanistic Approaches: an empirical view

      This is a delightful read, which attempts to provide an introduction to latest thinking in 1982 on a wide range of humanistic topics.

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      Developments in the Training of Teachers of English

      This volume dates from 1979 and is a gem for anyone interested in the early days of university level ELT qualifications, especially in the UK.

      Research papers

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      Inspiring English teachers: a comparative study of learner perceptions of inspirational teaching

      Martin Lamb and Martin Wedell

      What makes teachers motivating? This paper reviews the literature on motivational teaching and presents findings on the nature of inspiring teaching in two countries, looking at how learners perceive the qualities of teachers who inspire them.

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      Portraits of inspiring English teachers in China and Indonesia

      Martin Wedell and Martin Lamb
       
      This paper investigates the nature of inspiring English language teaching, reporting on observations of English language classes in China and Indonesia.

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      Readers’ cognitive processes during IELTS reading tests: evidence from eye tracking

      Stephen Bax, University of Bedfordshire

      This paper investigates readers’ mental processes when taking reading tests. It will be of particular interest to researchers and practitioners who are interested in the testing of reading skills.

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      English reconceived: Raising teachers’ awareness of English as a ‘plurilithic’ resource through an online course

      Christopher J Hall, Rachel Wicaksono, Shu Liu, Yuan Qian and Xu Xiaoqing

      This report describes an online course, Changing Englishes, designed to raise awareness of the ‘plurilithic’ nature of English, enable teachers to value the diversity of individually and locally appropriate learning objectives and outcomes, and promote the development and sharing of pedagogical strategies which respond to the global realities of the language.

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      Identity in foreign language learning and teaching: why listening to our students’ and teachers’ voices really matters

      Florentina Taylor, Vera Busse, Lubina Gagova, Emma Marsden and Barbara Roosken

      This paper explores  the relationship between identity perceptions, declared learner achievement and teacher perceptions. 

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      Own-language use in ELT: exploring global practices and attitudes

      Graham Hall and Guy Cook

      In this research paper Graham Hall and Guy Cook explore teacher attitudes to own-language use in the classroom. They conducted a global survey and interviews with practising teachers.

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      How to make yourself understood by international students: The role of metaphor in academic tutorials

      Jeannette Littlemore, Fiona MacArthur, Alan Cienki and Joseph Holloway
      In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of international students studying at British universities.   

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      Learner autonomy: English language teachers’ beliefs and practices

      Simon Borg, School of Education, University of Leed and Saleh Al-Busaidi, The Language Centre, Sultan Qaboos University
      Learner autonomy has been the subject of many studies but there have been fewer studies of what learner autonomy means to teachers.  

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      I'll read your book "Running an Association for Language Teachers."
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      These research papers are for all teachers it doesn"t matter she works at school or in any...
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      It is interesting not only for university teachers, but also for school teachers. Thanks for...
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