The British Council works closely with universities and other research institutions to fund and publish ELT research. The Research Papers series gathers together the outputs of these partnerships and collaborations.

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This study of six secondary schools across Malaysia explores the potential for technology-focused communities of practice and recently-...
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This paper investigates the development of intercultural citizenship and its relationship to English language use among international...
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This research report looks empirically and critically at gender and sexuality in a selection of primary and secondary Polish EFL classrooms...
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This audit is part of a larger, British Council funded project: 'Investigating NEST schemes around the world: supporting NEST/LET...
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Sue Garton, Fiona Copland, Anne BurnInvestigating Global Practices in Teaching English to Young Learners was produced in collaboration with...
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Jeannette Littlemore, Fiona MacArthur, Alan Cienki and Joseph HollowayIn recent years there has been a significant increase in the number...
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Florentina Taylor, Vera Busse, Lubina Gagova, Emma Marsden and Barbara RooskenThis paper explores  the relationship between identity...
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Martin Lamb and Martin WedellWhat makes teachers motivating? This paper reviews the literature on motivational teaching and presents...
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This paper is a report of a study which aimed to understand the new and emerging global trend of EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction).
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This report presents findings from a research project which investigates NEST schemes, how they operate and the experiences of the native...
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The current project investigated the accessibility, feasibility, effectiveness and usefulness of the Common European Framework of Reference...
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This paper explores the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in relation to its current profile and use in China,...
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Anne Burns, Muna Morris-Adams, Sue Garton and Fiona Copland, Aston University, Birmingham This paper addresses important issues relating to...
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This research study used eyetracking methods to investigate how adults and young learners process readings which combine text, audio and...
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This book reports the results of the monitoring and evaluation of an innovative English Language Teaching training programme run by the...
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This literature review outlines how language of instruction policy and practice currently impact on student learning outcomes in Nigeria.
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Simon Borg, School of Education, University of Leed and Saleh Al-Busaidi, The Language Centre, Sultan Qaboos UniversityLearner autonomy has...
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These training materials have been created as part of a larger, British Council funded project: 'Investigating NEST schemes around the...
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Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Lucy Norris and Jim DonohueThis guide is for anyone interested in teaching and learning languages, and thinking about...
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Lixian Jin, Changsheng Jiang, Jie Zhang, Yuan Yuan, Xiaohua and Qun XieThis paper investigates attitudes, perceptions and motivations of...

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