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Get creative with our British Council websites for young learners

On Wednesday 24 June we have the livestreamed launch of our brand new publication ‘Creativity in the English language classroom’. Here we look at a few suggestions for how you can use activities from our websites, LearnEnglishKids and LearnEnglishTeens to promote creativity in the young learner classroom.
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Get creative in the English language classroom!

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at how to promote creativity in the English language classroom to celebrate the forthcoming launch of a brand new and exciting teacher resource book from the British Council on this theme. Find details of webinars, a live streamed seminar and published extracts from the book!

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Watch the ’Teachers Research!' conference online!

The IATEFL Research SIG Annual International Conference and 5th Gediz University Annual Teacher Research Conference will take place in Izmir, Turkey on 18-19 June 2015 and some sessions will be live streamed and recorded for you to watch at home.
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New IATEFL Research SIG publication: Teacher-researchers in action

A new book all about teacher research has just been published by the IATEFL Research SIG. The book contains chapters written by teacher-researchers working at universities across Turkey and aims to share research relating to classroom practice with the wider ELT community.
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The 2015 ELTons: some reflections from Jamie Keddie

Jamie Keddie remembers his ELTons winning moment and reflects on this year's ELTons awards and ceremony.

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.

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.

Watch the ELTons Awards Ceremony live online – Thursday 4 June, 1815-2015 BST

The British Council ELTons Awards Ceremony and red carpet interviews will take place live and online on Thursday 4 June, 1815-2015 BST. Now in their thirteenth year, the awards which are run by the British Council and sponsored by Cambridge English Language Assessment, are the only international awards to recognise innovative products, services and research in English language teaching globally.

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James E. Alatis Prize - New opportunity from The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF)

At their recent Board meeting, the TIRF Trustees established the James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts, as a way of honouring Jim Alatis, who was one of the founders of TIRF and had a life-long interest in language planning and policy.
 

Three more inspiring webinars for your continuing professional development on EnglishAgenda

We are pleased to announce three new EnglishAgenda continuing professional development webinars coming up in May.

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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.

The Fair List, UK

Set up in 2013, The Fair List, is an annual award. It celebrates excellence in gender balance of plenary speakers, presenters or speaker panels at UK ELT events.

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

Watch the ELTons Awards Ceremony live online – Thursday 4 June, 1815-2015 BST

The British Council ELTons Awards Ceremony and red carpet interviews will take place live and online on Thursday 4 June, 1815-2015 BST. Now in their thirteenth year, the awards which are run by the British Council and sponsored by Cambridge English Language Assessment, are the only international awards to recognise innovative products, services and research in English language teaching globally.

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Get creative in the English language classroom!

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at how to promote creativity in the English language classroom to celebrate the forthcoming launch of a brand new and exciting teacher resource book from the British Council on this theme. Find details of webinars, a live streamed seminar and published extracts from the book!

Alternative English teaching methodologies

Over the last six to seven decades, a wide range of approaches to teaching English has evolved. 

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.

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New IATEFL Research SIG publication: Teacher-researchers in action

A new book all about teacher research has just been published by the IATEFL Research SIG. The book contains chapters written by teacher-researchers working at universities across Turkey and aims to share research relating to classroom practice with the wider ELT community.

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