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New continuing professional development webinars

The British Council is delighted to announce a new series of free webinars on various aspects of continuing professional development by experienced ELT consultants.

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The European Profiling Grid Project – evaluating professional skills

This innovative project will enable teachers to assess themselves and gain an overview of their competences and an indication of their training needs. The Grid will also be useful for trainers and managers to help support teachers’ professional development and optimise the management of teaching staff within their organisation.

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

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In a Digital Future, Textbooks Are History

Textbooks have not gone the way of the scroll yet, but many educators say that it will not be long before they are replaced by digital versions — or supplanted altogether by lessons assembled from the wealth of free courseware, educational games, videos and projects on the Web. 

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21st century Pedagogy

How we teach must reflect how our students learn, it must also reflect the world they will emerge into. This is a world that is rapidly changing, connected, adapting and evolving. Our style and approach to teaching must emphasise the learning in the 21st century. 

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CLIL's international appeal

Our network is expanding and you will see this in the wide range of articles, information and contributions from many different contexts in this issue.

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Grading with Games: An Interview with James Paul Gee

An Arizona State University professor sees a bright future for video games in the learning process -- in and out of school.

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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?

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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.
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New professional development webinars in November on EnglishAgenda

Join our series of free continuing professional development webinars on a variety of thought-provoking themes.
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The English language needs of young adults in Europe - online survey

Northumbria University and King's College London in conjunction with the British Council, are surveying student and teacher perceptions of the English language needs of young adults in Europe, and the implications of this for English language teaching. If you are based in Europe, you can help by completing a short questionnaire which should take approximately twenty minutes.

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New continuing professional development webinars

The British Council is delighted to announce a new series of free webinars on various aspects of continuing professional development by experienced ELT consultants.

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2015 ELTons awards

Applications for the 2015 ELTons are now being accepted. Now in their thirteenth year, the ELTons awards, run by the British Council and sponsored by Cambridge English Language Assessment and Macmillan Education, are a celebration of innovation and excellence in English language teaching (ELT) from around the world.
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In a Digital Future, Textbooks Are History

Textbooks have not gone the way of the scroll yet, but many educators say that it will not be long before they are replaced by digital versions — or supplanted altogether by lessons assembled from the wealth of free courseware, educational games, videos and projects on the Web. 

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British Council ELTons Awards 2015 shortlist announced!

The British Council have announced the shortlist for the ELTons 2015, the annual awards celebrating innovation in English language teaching (ELT) from around the world.

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