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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A custom report compiled by Euromonitor International for the British CouncilThe British Council commissioned Euromonitor International...

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Simon Borg, School of Education, University of Leed and Saleh Al-Busaidi, The Language Centre, Sultan Qaboos UniversityLearner autonomy...

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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...

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There is only limited evidence showing a relationship between the English language and development.

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Helen Emery This research paper reports on a global study of primary English teachers’ qualifications, training, teaching experience and...

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Case studies from around the British Council’s global networkThis collection of case studies aims to share some experiences in promoting...

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Children are starting to learn English at increasingly younger ages.  This paper researches the phenomenon from a contextualised...

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Edited by Dr Christopher Tribble Drawing on a wide range of international experience, this new collection focuses on the challenges of...

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This research paper by Clare Wardman reports on a study conducted in the north of England into the provision of support for children who...

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This research paper, by Will Baker, reports on a study conducted in Thailand into the development of an online course in intercultural...

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

This report is a direct result of the first English Bilingual Education symposium held in Jakarta in June...

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This paper reports on a study conducted by Huw Jarvis into the perceptions and practices of Thai and Emirati university students in the...

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Alan Waters and Maria Luz C. VilchesEffective in-service training (INSET) is vital for both teacher development and curriculum reform...

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Edited by Janet Enever The ELLiE study provides a detailed insight of the policy and implementation processes for early foreign language...

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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 ...

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Viv Edwards and Daguo Li  This paper covers the impact of continuing professional development in China. 

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Sue Garton, Fiona Copland, Anne Burn  Investigating Global Practices in Teaching English to Young Learners was produced in collaboration...

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

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

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What advantages can the English language bring to individuals and societies? The British Council commissioned the research organisation...

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This publication consists of papers written by Brazilian ELT teachers and teacher educators between 2001 and 2010 as part of their...

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This project may be of interest to anyone involved in curriculum development.

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Global demand for English is continuing to grow. Governments increasingly recognise the importance of English to their economies and...

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A selection of papers presented at IATEFL 2010 by the British Council.

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This publication constitutes the edited proceedings of the 6th International Language & Development Conference, held in Tashkent,...

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This publication constitutes the edited proceedings of the 7th International Language and Development Conference, held in Addis Ababa,...

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In this fascinating and very readable paper on English and development, Hywel Coleman looks at questions such as the role of English in...

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English Next India was commissioned by the British Council and is the second publication in the English Next series.

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Whether, when, and how to teach English at primary level.

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