EnglishAgenda podcast

Listen to the latest EnglishAgenda podcast where Dr Maggie Sokolik returns to report on the experience of running her first MOOC (massive open online course) aimed at developing writing skills for English language learners.

English language needs of young adult learners - ELTRP survey

What are the English language needs and priorities of young adults in Europe? What kinds of English do 18-24 year olds want to speak, and why? Has the development of new technologies and online communication affected the ways in which young adults use English, and if so, how? Has the emergence of English as an international Lingua Franca affected people's sense of their own identity? And what might this mean for English language teaching and learning?

ELTons winners for 2015 announced!

The British Council has revealed the winners of the ELTons 2015, the only international awards to recognise innovative achievement in English Language Teaching (ELT) globally.

ELTons winner interviews and photos now available!

If you missed the live stream of the ELTons awards ceremony you can watch the red carpet interviews and a recording of the ceremony on the ELTons web pages. You can also view photographs of the event and see the backstage interviews with the winners.

ELTons 2016 - less than two weeks to apply!

The British Council is calling English language teaching professionals around the world to enter the ELTons Awards for 2016. The awards recognise innovation and excellence in English language teaching products and services. The deadline for applications is 6 November 2015.

ELTons 2015 update

The longlisted products for the ELTons 2015 have been confirmed. Up until this stage ELTons judges have only been assessing application forms, now the judges will be sent product samples and get to experience the products first hand before making their suggestions for which entries will make up the 2015 shortlists.

ELT Master's Awards: Dissertations available online

Tim Goodier from King's College London is the winner for the 2014 British Council Master's Dissertation Award, with Best Potential for Impact on the ELT Industry. Alongside the winner were special commendations to Santi Budi Lestari from the University of Warwick, Cathryn Tolon from the University of Sussex and Sanghoon Mun from the University of Bath. Find out more and read the dissertations on the EnglishAgenda web pages.


Do learner-centred approaches work in every culture?

Is it time to challenge Western assumptions about education, especially when it comes to promoting 'good teaching approaches' in the developing world? The British Council's Ian Clifford looks at the case of Burma, in a forthcoming webinar on 12 October 2015.

Digital Literacy

What is digital literacy? Digital literacy is the ability to locate, organize, understand, evaluate, and create information using digital technology (Wikipedia, 2009).

David Crystal lecture on the King James Bible and the English language



Free online course just started - Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching

Gain practical tools and theoretical insights to help dyslexic students learn second languages, with this free online course devised by ELTons winning authors of DYSTEFL in association with Lancaster University.


Free on-line training day: using technology in teaching

The IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group will be discussing the theme Using technology in teaching on Saturday 12 October 2013. The following speakers will be participating in the on-line conference: Christel Broady, Carol Chapelle, Gavin Dudeney, Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Deborah Healey, Nicky Hockly, Phil Hubbard, Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou, Paige Ware & Shaun Wilden.

Find out what’s new in English language teaching!

The British Council ELTons Awards Ceremony and red carpet interviews will take place this week, live and online on Thursday 4 June, 1815-2015 BST.


Extensive Reading Foundation Awards

The Extensive Reading Foundation Awards for 2014 were recently presented to the winners at an evening ceremony during the IATEFL Annual Conference.

Every learner a language learner, every teacher a language teacher - live webcast

Join the British Council seminars programme on European Day of Languages to celebrate multilingualism. This is an opportunity to listen to experts in English as an Additional Language (EAL); Modern Foreign Languages (MFL); Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and community languages from the UK. The live webcast will take place on Friday 26 September 2014, 1745 - 2030 BST.


EnglishAgenda webinars for January 2016

Find out about two exciting webinars for English teaching professionals, hosted on the British Council's EnglishAgenda website.

EnglishAgenda podcast on mobile technologies and pedagogy

Listen to our latest podcast with Lucy Norris, Research Associate at The Open University and co-author of the recent British Council guide on mobile technologies.

EnglishAgenda podcast interview with the creator of the British Council's MOOC for learners

This week Rob Lewis interviews Chris Cavey, Lead Educator for the British Council's first ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), 'Exploring English: language and culture'. Interest in the course has been overwhelming and more than 100,000 learners have signed up to the course in the first week.


Your comments

Smartmiltoys's picture Smartmiltoys

Interesting information for me! Thanks...

read comment
Dolgah's picture Dolgah

eager to learn

read comment
Eka Tkavashvili's picture Eka Tkavashvili

I would like to know more what it is like to teach in super difficult circumstances. In Georgian...
read comment


Follow us

Teaching English Twitter
Teaching English Facebook
Teaching English RSS
Teaching English Newsletter