British Council ELT Research Papers: Volume 1

The British Council works closely with universities and other research institutions to fund and publish ELT research. 


Blended learning in English language teaching: Course design and implementation

Blended learning is an area of ELT that continues to be of interest to practitioners in the field. 


Perspectives on English in the Middle East and North Africa

How the growing knowledge and use of English is affecting the MENA region.


Multilingual Education in Africa: Lessons from the Juba Language-in-Education Conference

This is a collection from the language-in-education policy conference which took place in Juba, South Sudan, in 2012. 


Innovations in pre-service education and training for English language teachers

This is a collection of innovative, practical experiences and ideas from differing contexts across the world. 


Language in education in Pakistan: Recommendations for policy and practice

This report contains recommendations on the development of policy for language in education in Pakistan. 


Time for Change: Developing English Language Teaching at Tertiary Level in Sudan

The papers focus on the key issues regarding ELT – curriculum reform, language testing, new technologies.


The Benefits of the English Language for Individuals and Societies: Quantitative Indicators from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen

How important is English language to individuals and at the country level?


Towards a language rich Europe: multilingual essays on language policies and practices

An initiative to explore language policy and practice, facilitate knowledge sharing, and promote multilingualism.


Creating an inclusive learning experience for English language learners with specific needs

This collection of case studies aims to share some experiences in promoting positive attitudes around specific needs. 



The internet and ELT: The impact of the internet on English language teaching

The purpose of this magazine-style 1999 publication was to ‘identify key trends and suggest opportunities for British ELT’ in the expansion of the internet.


The development of ELT: The Dunford seminars, 1978–1993

This 1997 book, edited by Gerry Abbott and Mike Beaumont, is a compilation of selected papers from the annual residential seminars for ELT specialists employed or sponsored by the British Council which were held mainly at Dunford House, Sussex, during the period 1978–93.


English language teaching, volume 1 issue 1

The first issue of English Language Teaching, subtitled 'A Periodical Devoted to the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language', was published in October 1946. Originally issued by the British Council and now published by Oxford University Press, the journal has continuously served as a focal point for the profession.


ELT Guide-1: Communication games

Devised by the British Council's English Language Teaching Institute (ELTI), specifically Donn Byrne and Shelagh Rixon, this 1979 publication is a teacher-friendly handbook which presents a range of games designed to promote the communicative use of language in the classroom.


Teaching structures in situations

This title, published in 1967, was intended to be the first in a series of booklets designed to be of practical help to teachers of English as a second language, especially in West Africa. The booklet provides a clear overview of the methodological orthodoxy of the time, situational language teaching.


The teaching of English as a foreign language: A report on the British Council summer conference held at Government House, Mahableshwar, India, 3–13 May 1950

This unique, blow-by-blow account of the 11-day 1950 conference records not only the presentations Professor EV Gatenby, Linguistic Adviser to the British Council, made at Mahableshwar, but also the follow-up discussion sessions.


Foreign and second language teaching in the USSR

This brief report was written following a fact-finding visit to the Soviet Union in 1962 by a delegation of British education specialists. The visit took place during a determined, centralised drive to improve language teaching.


National syllabuses

Dating from 1980, this book was written in response to a major study by the International Evaluation Association of achievement by education syllabuses worldwide in six key school subjects, including English.


The teaching of listening comprehension

This 1981 volume, a collection of papers from a colloquium organised in Paris two years earlier, provides various practical insights into the development of listening skills.


An index to twenty-five years of English language teaching, 1946–1971

Published in 1972, this volume covers the first 25 years of the journal now known as ELT Journal. Compiled by the British Council's English Teaching Information Centre (ETIC), the index contains 14 subject sections, from spoken English to language learning, plus an author index.



Perceptions and Strategies of Learning in English by Singapore Primary School Children with Dyslexia

Learners with dyslexia have difficulties in reading and writing. 


Confucius, constructivism and the impact of continuing professional development on teachers of English in China

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


Investigating Global Practices in Teaching English to Young Learners

The study uncovered a range of factors concerning the teaching of English to young learners globally.


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