British Council survey of policy and practice in primary English language teaching worldwide

This global survey provides an overview of contexts in the area of teaching English to primary school children.


Continuing Professional Development: Lessons from India

In this collection of case studies you will find a range of CPD practices in different Indian settings.


Continuing professional development – an annotated bibliography

This bibliography lists a wide range of materials concerning the aspects of and perspectives on CPD. 


Assessing and Evaluating English Language Teacher Education, Teaching and Learning

This study covers the theme of Assessing and Evaluating English Language Teacher Education, Teaching and Learning. 


Starting, Stimulating and Sustaining English Language Teacher Education and Development

This is a collection of papers from the first international conference for English language teacher educators in 2011.


Primary Innovations: a collection of papers, Bangkok, March 2008

The second Primary Innovations Research Seminar in Bangkok, March 2008.


Primary Innovations: a collection of papers, Hanoi, March 2007

This is a collection from the Primary Innovations Regional Seminar in Hanoi, Vietnam, March 2007. 

Innovations in learning technologies for English language teaching

This publication offers a different approach to the uses of learning technologies in the language classroom. 


New Directions: Assessment and Evaluation

This publication covers an important theme of evaluation and assessment of English language learning.


English Bilingual Education Symposium: Collection of papers - Access English, Jakarta, June 2009

This is a collection of papers from the Access English Symposium.



Academic Writing: process and product

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


Focus on the Teacher

Published in 1981, this slim volume is concerned with helping teachers to develop the commitment to and capacity for professional development.


Individualisation in Language Learning

This publication, from 1978, provides a useful introduction to pioneer approaches to self-directed learning and individualisation in ELT at the time.


English teaching abroad and the British universities

This 1961 publication consists of papers from a high-level conference on University Training and Research in the Teaching of English as a Second/Foreign Language organised by the British Council in London, 15–17 December 1960. The conference brought together heads of departments of English and experts in linguistics and phonetics, with experts in education being relatively under-represented.


Pre-sessional courses for overseas students

This 1978 title offers a snapshot of English teaching practices for overseas students in the UK in the late 1970s. The book is a collection of edited papers from the national seminar, Pre-sessional English courses for Overseas Students in Higher Education held at the University of Manchester in April 1977.


Activity days in language learning: Notes for teacher trainers

This booklet from 1977 accompanied a teacher training film about innovative 'activity days' at the British Council's English Language Teaching Institute in London. Activity days were designed to provide English language learners with a range of intensive, stimulating and personalised language practice tasks.


The foreign language learning process

This 1978 publication is a report of a small-scale research project into language learning by adult learners. This was a relatively early attempt to ask learners about the ‘strategies and techniques’ that they use to learn a language, and the author, GD Pickett, who was at the time Deputy Director of the British Council’s English Teaching Information Centre, states that his intention was for the project to be ‘a starting off point’ which could encourage further research in this area.


Video applications in English language teaching

This 1983 collection examines possible uses of video for language teaching, at the time this being still a recent innovation and a relatively unexplored area.


Voices from the new democracies: The impact of British English language teaching in Central and Eastern Europe

This short 1996 booklet, edited by Jenny Pugsley and Geraldine Kershaw, aimed to evaluate, in an informal way, the ELT work of the British Council in central and eastern Europe, 1989–95, during the transition from Communism. The British Council was able, with new UK government funding, to step up its English language teaching and teacher training in the region, meeting rapidly growing demand from the new democracies.


View and teach, Series 1: 12 Films for teachers of English as a second language

This 1964 booklet gives a summary of the main points in each film in the View and Teach series (produced by the BBC in association with the British Council) with suggestions for discussion by teachers after they have seen the films.



Word for Word: The social, economic and political impact of Spanish and English

Word for Word examines the social, economic and political impact of Spanish and English in the world today. 


How to make yourself understood by international students: The role of metaphor in academic tutorials

This paper reports on an oral interactions between lecturers and international students.


Learner autonomy: English language teachers’ beliefs and practices

What does learner autonomy mean to teachers?  


Attitudes to English as a language for international development in rural Bangladesh

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


A global study of primary English teachers’ qualifications, training and career development

This research paper reports on a global study of primary English teachers’ qualifications.  


Early EFL learning in context – Evidence from a country case study

Children are starting to learn English at increasingly younger ages.  


Pulling the threads together: current theories and current practice affecting UK primary school children who have English as an Additional Language

This paper reports on support for children who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL).  


Using e-learning to develop intercultural awareness in ELT: a critical evaluation in a Thai higher education setting

This study conducted in Thailand focused on an online course in intercultural awareness and communication.  


Computers and learner autonomy: trends and issues

This is a study of the perceptions and practices in the use of computer-based materials beyond the classroom. 


Tanggap, tiklop, tago (receive, fold, keep): Perceptions of best practice in ELT INSET

Effective in-service training (INSET) is vital for both teacher development and curriculum reform. 


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