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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Graham Hall and Guy CookIn this research paper Graham Hall and Guy Cook explore teacher attitudes to own-language use in the classroom....
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Caroline Linse, Stephen van Vlack and Oscar BladasThis paper highlights a little-discussed global issue: the importance of school-home...
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L. Jin, K. Smith, A. Yahya, A. Chan, M. Choong, A. Lee, V.Ng, P. Poh-Wong, D. YoungLearners with dyslexia have difficulties in reading and...
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Martin Wedell and Martin Lamb This paper investigates the nature of inspiring English language teaching, reporting on observations of...
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Clare WardmanThis research paper reports on a study conducted in the north of England into the provision of support for children who speak...
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This paper investigates readers’ mental processes when taking reading tests. It will be of particular interest to researchers and...
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This paper investigates attitudes and perceived experiences of English learning by Chinese kindergarten children, 4-6 years old, and their...
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In this study we listened to what school subject teachers from Nigeria, Kenya and Malaysia, teaching in the medium of English, had to say...
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Graham Hall and Guy CookThis paper explores the English language needs of young adults in the European Union. Drawing on a Europe-wide...
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Barbara Skinner and Helen HouHow do university supervisors and host teachers evaluate the teaching practice performance of non-native...
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This paper reports on the experiences of secondary school students who study through the medium of English as an Additional Language (EAL)...
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Naeema Hann, Ivor Timmis, Ali Ata Alkhaldi, Beverley Davies, Carlos Rico Troncoso, Yong YiWhat benefits can English language skills bring...
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Simon Borg, Marilisa Birello, Isabel Civera and Theresa ZanattaWhat impact does pre-service English language teacher education have on...
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This study explores how metacognitive knowledge and strategy training may support and enhance language proficiency across cultures.
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This article summarises a report on an exploratory survey investigating both translingual practices in English language classrooms in India...
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This paper explores the nature and role of emotional and social competences as key components of effective classroom practice.
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This study provides an investigation of the processes and practices involved in conducting action research on the use of ICT and new...
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Will BakerThis research paper, by Will Baker, reports on a study conducted in Thailand into the development of an online course in...
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This report details and evaluates the range of video-based practices currently being used in language teacher education.
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This paper explores the impact of studying for a degree among a group of Chinese Master’s students, some based in the UK, others ‘home...

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