Towards a language rich Europe: multilingual essays on language policies and practices

This collection of 20 essays is the first of a number of initiatives under the British Council Language Rich Europe project, a two and a half year initiative to explore language policy and practice, facilitate knowledge sharing, and promote multilingualism across Europe in partnership with the European Commission, EUNIC (European National Institutes of Culture) and around 30 further partner institutions.


Creating an inclusive learning experience for English language learners with specific needs

Case studies from around the British Council’s global network
This collection of case studies aims to share some experiences in promoting positive attitudes and thinking around specific needs. 


Managing Change in English Language Teaching

Edited by Dr Christopher Tribble
Drawing on a wide range of international experience, this new collection focuses on the challenges of designing and implementing English language teaching change projects.


Crazy animals and other activities for teaching young learners

Edited by Fiona Copland and Sue Garton with Monika Davis, this is a book for primary school teachers of English written by primary school teachers of English. 


Researching English Bilingual Education

The three reports published in this volume were commissioned within the research strand of the British Council Access English project. 

Learning Through English: Policies, Challenges and Prospects

Edited by Richard Johnstone

This report is a direct result of the first English Bilingual Education symposium held in Jakarta in June 2009 as part of the British Council Access English project.  


ELLiE: Early Language Learning in Europe

Edited by Janet Enever
The ELLiE study provides a detailed insight of the policy and implementation processes for early foreign language learning programmes in Europe, giving a rich description of learner experiences and contexts for learning. 


Bilingual Education Project Spain - Evaluation Report

This report presents the findings of an independent three-year investigation into the Ministry of Education/British Council Bilingual Schools project in Spain.


Directory of UK ELT Research 2009–10

Compiled by Richard Smith, Seongsook Choi, Stuart Reid, Gosia Sky and Duncan Hunter, the follow up to the 2005-08 Directory contains over 700 entries.


The benefits of the English language for individuals and societies

What advantages can the English language bring to individuals and societies? The British Council commissioned the research organisation Euromonitor International to investigate and report on this complex topic.



ELT Guide-2: Simulations

This 1979 ‘teaching aid devised by the English Language Teaching Institute’ was authored by David Herbert and Gill Sturtridge. ‘Simulations’ are defined and various types are described, including role plays. The value of using simulations is discussed, as are the stages involved in their production, and their structure.


Teaching literature overseas: Language-based approaches

This 1983 book is intended to promote discussion and experimentation in what had become a neglected field – that of English literature study abroad in the context of language teaching.


ESP in the classroom: Practice and evaluation

The papers in this 1988 volume emerged from the International Conference on English for Specific Purposes, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1–5 April 1985. An overall conference theme was how to create links between English teaching and the world of work.


Dictionaries, lexicography and language learning

This 1985 collection in the ELT Documents series provides multiple insights for the successful teaching of dictionary use in the language classroom.


Culture and the language classroom

This 1990 collection of papers looks at contexts of language teaching from educational and cultural perspectives, starting from the premise that language teaching is not ‘value free or transparent’.

English studies information update 4: Inspectorate work and accreditation

Published in 1990, the overall theme of this in-house British Council publication is quality assurance of language provision, a topic which was at that time gaining increasing prominence in ELT.


ELT textbooks and materials: problems in evaluation and development

This frequently cited 1987 publication focuses on textbooks designed for use by English language learners, and dictionaries. A range of authors explore different theoretical and applied aspects of textbook production and evaluation. They discuss teaching materials from various perspectives, including those of learners, teachers, course designers, editors, reviewers and teacher trainers.


The University of Malaya English for special purposes project

In this 1980 book, contributors involved in a seven year old University of Malaya English for Special Purposes project (UMESPP) describe various aspects of the project, which was devoted particularly to the development of academic reading abilities.


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