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TeachingEnglish Radio 

Developed in 2011, each episode in series 2 is accompanied by a two-page teacher support sheet. These teacher support materials present a large part of the programme script together with ideas for reflection. You can listen to the programmes and download the materials below.

Programme 1: Getting the most from the course book

There may only be a few copies of the school's coursebook available, but it can be a really useful resource.

Programme 2: Adapting the Course book

Understanding how our course book works can help to bring variety into the classroom.

Programme 3: Managing Different Levels

Multi-grade and mixed-level classes are a reality for most teachers, so we have to work with them.

Programme 4: A visit to a reading class

A programme dedicated to one lesson to give you ideas for your own classes.

 Teaching and learning English by radio

UN reports indicate that no less than 75 million learners still have limited or no access to schools and basic education (UNESCO 2009). Where schools are available, there are often real problems in terms of basic infrastructure, class sizes, teacher competence and access to ‘authentic English’, which is considered a vital component in language learning. Teaching English Radio helped address some of these very real challenges. Radio is a friendly and accessible medium that can communicate its message to the many teachers who work in locations beyond the reach of the internet. It is a highly effective medium for reaching large numbers of teachers and learners. With that in mind, this series was developed by the British Council in 2010.

Radio broadcasts now online

The series was originally intended for broadcast by radio stations at times convenient for teachers. We are making this series available on TeachingEnglish in full as well, so any teacher with internet access can also enjoy the materials.

Teacher support notes 

Each programme in this series is accompanied by a two-page teacher support sheet. These teacher support materials present a large part of the programme script together with ideas for reflection.

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