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Publications

Read our latest publication: 'English language teaching in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Innovations, trends, and challenges' which describes English language teaching in Iran from the viewpoint of local practitioners and researchers.

You will also find our full range of books in this section. They are free to download in pdf format.

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English language teaching in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Innovations, trends, and challenges

Edited by Professor Chris Kennedy

This publication provides an informed overview of English language teaching in the Islamic Republic of Iran from the viewpoint of local practitioners and researchers, for the enrichment of ELT professionals worldwide.

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Learning English in Brazil: Understanding the aims and expectations of the Brazilian emerging middle classes

English proficiency levels in Brazil are still very low, with only around 5% of Brazilians stating they have some knowledge of English. How can effective English teaching be implemented to reach the emerging middle classes? What are the aims and expectations of these learners? This report answers these questions and explores the specific needs of different groups. It is relevant to teachers, school managers, academics and policy makers interested in the teaching of English in Brazil.

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Starter Teachers: A methodology course for the classroom

Blandine Akoue, Jean-Clair Nguemba Ndong, Justine Okomo Allogo, Adrian Tennant

‘Starter Teachers: A methodology course for the classroom’ is aimed at equipping teacher trainers in low-resource contexts with skills and techniques they can use to play an active role in starter teachers’ continuous professional development. The book is the work of participants from a Hornby Regional School held by British Council Senegal in Libreville, Gabon in September 2014.

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Innovation in English Language Teacher Education

Edited by George Pickering and Professor Paul Gunashekar

This volume is a compilation of some select presentations made at the fourth International Teacher Educator Conference on the theme 'Innovation in English Language Teacher Education' held at Hyderabad, India on 21–23 February 2014.

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Professional development for English language teachers: perspectives from higher education in Turkey

Edited by Simon Borg

This collection is drawn from papers and presentations at the Ideals and Realities: Continuing Professional Development for Preparatory Year Instructors conference in Hacettepe University, Ankara, in 2014. The eight case studies in this volume describe how CPD has been managed in different institutional contexts in Turkey.

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English as a medium of instruction – a growing global phenomenon

Julie Dearden

This report is an attempt to set out a global view of English Medium Instruction today. It is a bird's eye view or a snapshot of the views and issues involved when implementing EMI. The report is based on a recent worldwide survey conducted with British Council staff acting as informed respondents and covers 55 countries; countries which are promoting, resisting or sometimes even reversing EMI in schools and universities.

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Language Rich Africa policy dialogue - The Cape Town language and development conference: Looking beyond 2015

Edited by Hamish McIlwraith

In October 2013, the British Council hosted the tenth International Language and Development Conference, which coincided with reviews of progress worldwide towards the 2015 UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This collection is drawn from papers and presentations delivered at the three day event. The writers look at African languages, varieties of English and other languages from policy level to practical application in the classroom, and in the home and wider community.

Note: This publication is a series of conference papers and we have added some relevant additional references not cited in the text for readers to access.

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Factors influencing success in teaching English in state primary schools

David Hayes

This accessible and informative report considers current best practice for teaching English as a Foreign Language in the primary sector. Based on three case studies of high performing education systems, the report’s recommendations will be of interest to anyone concerned with English at primary level.

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Directory of UK ELT Research 2011–12

Compiled by Richard Smith of Warwick University, with Seongsook Choi, Imogen Liggins and Gosia Sky, the Directory of UK ELT Research 2011-12 contains a total of 721 entries from 60 different institutions.

Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers

Edited by David Hayes

With thirteen stimulating papers covering a wide range of geographical areas and educational contexts, this publication will interest anyone involved in the continuing professional development of English language teachers wishing to reflect on and refresh their practice.

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Research in the Language Classroom

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

Language Teacher Education: an Integrated Programme for ELT Teacher Training

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

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.

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.

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.

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English as an International Language

This concise volume from 1978 is pre-‘World Englishes’ and before the acceptance of Kachru’s model of the inner, outer and expanding circles of English language use.

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Language Improvement for English Teachers

This book was produced following the Hornby workshop on language improvement for teachers in Senegal in 2009.

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The English language needs and priorities of young adults in the European Union: student and teacher perceptions

Graham Hall and Guy Cook

This paper explores the English language needs of young adults in the European Union. Drawing on a Europe-wide survey of teachers and learners, and face-to-face interviews in three European contexts, it finds that teachers and students share generally similar attitudes towards English.

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Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Lucy Norris and Jim Donohue

This guide is for anyone interested in teaching and learning languages, and thinking about teaching practices. It sets out a philosophy and proposes a frame of reference to aid teacher-thinking when designing mobile language learning in and beyond the classroom, informed by research conducted with teachers and learners in ESOL and EAP contexts.

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Parents and young learners in English language teaching: global practices and issues in school–home contacts

Caroline Linse, Stephen van Vlack and Oscar Bladas

This paper highlights a little-discussed global issue: the importance of school-home communications in supporting effective language learning by young learners. It draws on eight contrasting contexts: France, Mexico, Spain, Korea, Namibia, Japan, the Philippines and Bangladesh.

The evaluation of non-native speaking English language trainee teachers' practice: unfolding university supervisors' and host teachers' perspectives on judging performance

Barbara Skinner and Helen Hou

How do university supervisors and host teachers evaluate the teaching practice performance of non-native English language teacher trainees? This paper explores this question in relation to four overseas TESOL trainees who study on a vocational Masters in TESOL at a UK university and carry out their teaching practice in Hungarian schools.

Motivations and expectations of English language learning among primary school children and parents in China

Lixian Jin, Changsheng Jiang, Jie Zhang, Yuan Yuan, Xiaohua and Qun Xie

This paper investigates attitudes, perceptions and motivations of Chinese primary school pupils and their parents towards the learning of English through both quantitative and qualitative methods, particularly using elicited metaphor analysis. The findings offer insights into these English learners and their parents, with wider implications for English teaching practice for young learners.

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The impact of teacher education on pre-service primary English language teachers

Simon Borg, Marilisa Birello, Isabel Civera and Theresa Zanatta

What impact does pre-service English language teacher education have on trainees’ beliefs? This paper explores this question through an innovative visual methods study at the University of Barcelona and will interest anyone involved in pre-service teacher education.

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The impact of English on learners’ wider lives

Naeema Hann, Ivor Timmis, Ali Ata Alkhaldi, Beverley Davies, Carlos Rico Troncoso, Yong Yi

What benefits can English language skills bring to a person’s life, both professional and personal? This paper addresses this question in relation to data collected from four contrasting contexts.

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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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Key factors and challenges in transition from primary to secondary schooling in ELT: an international perspective

Anne Burns, Muna Morris-Adams, Sue Garton and Fiona Copland, Aston University, Birmingham
 
This paper addresses important issues relating to the transition from primary to secondary school: how learners and teachers of English experience that change and how schools can help.

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