A series of classic texts from the British Council, made available online to celebrate the British Council's 75th and 80th anniversaries.

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This volume, published in 1988, consists of papers from the eponymous 1985 University of Reading Conference.

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This booklet from 1977 accompanied a teacher training film about innovative ‘activity days’ at the British Council’s English Language...

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Published in 1972, this volume covers the first 25 years of the journal now known as ELT Journal. Compiled by the British Council’s...

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This 1995 publication celebrates the five-year history of ELTECS (the English Language Teaching Contacts Scheme), set up in 1990 ‘to...

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The editors of this 1984 volume in the ELT Documents series describe English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and communication studies (...

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This 1990 collection of papers looks at contexts of language teaching from educational and cultural perspectives, starting from the premise...
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This volume dates from 1979 and is a gem for anyone interested in the early days of university level ELT qualifications, especially in...

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

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Devised by the British Council’s English Language Teaching Institute (ELTI), specifically Donn Byrne and Shelagh Rixon, this 1979...

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This 1979 ‘teaching aid devised by the English Language Teaching Institute’ was authored by David Herbert and Gill Sturtridge. ‘...

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This frequently cited 1987 publication focuses on textbooks designed for use by English language learners, and dictionaries. A range of...

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

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This seminal 1975 publication offers contrasting viewpoints on the then-emerging field of English for academic purposes, with a specific...

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This 1978 publication focuses on English for academic purposes (EAP) also referred to at the time as English for educational purposes,...

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This report, which includes papers by John Munby, Henry Widdowson and Tom Jupp, was compiled following an international ESP seminar...

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This book contains papers from an International Conference on ‘Progress in English Studies’ held in London between 17 and 21 September...

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The first issue of English Language Teaching, subtitled 'A Periodical Devoted to the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language', was...

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Published in 1990, the overall theme of this in-house British Council publication is quality assurance of language provision, a topic...

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This 1961 publication consists of papers from a high-level conference on University Training and Research in the Teaching of English as...

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