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This book, from 1986, provides a snapshot of developments in ESP teaching at university level during the 1970s and early 1980s.

This is, of course, as much a key topic in the UK as it was in 1985 when this book was originally published.

Very different to the other ELT documents, this volume focuses on the work of a single institution: the Modern Language Centre at the...

This document, from 1983, offers a selection of project case studies and commentaries from various African contexts.

This is a delightful read, which attempts to provide an introduction to latest thinking in 1982 on a wide range of humanistic topics.

This volume dates from 1979 and is a gem for anyone interested in the early days of university level ELT qualifications, especially in...

This concise volume from 1978 is pre-‘World Englishes’ and before the acceptance of Kachru’s model of the inner, outer and expanding...

This book was produced following the Hornby workshop on language improvement for teachers in Senegal in 2009.

This very practical and ‘teacher-friendly’ publication was produced following a Hornby workshop on teaching large classes in Ethiopia in...

This volume, published in 1988, consists of papers from the eponymous 1985 University of Reading Conference.

Published in 1981, this slim volume is concerned with helping teachers to develop the commitment to and capacity for professional...

This publication, from 1978, provides a useful introduction to pioneer approaches to self-directed learning and individualisation in ELT...

This report presents the findings of an independent three-year investigation into the Ministry of Education/British Council Bilingual...

This 1961 publication consists of papers from a high-level conference on University Training and Research in the Teaching of English as...

This 1978 title offers a snapshot of English teaching practices for overseas students in the UK in the late 1970s. The book is a...

Compiled by Richard Smith, Seongsook Choi, Stuart Reid, Gosia Sky and Duncan Hunter, the follow up to the 2005-08 Directory contains...

What advantages can the English language bring to individuals and societies? The British Council commissioned the research organisation...

This booklet from 1977 accompanied a teacher training film about innovative ‘activity days’ at the British Council’s English Language...

This publication consists of papers written by Brazilian ELT teachers and teacher educators between 2001 and 2010 as part of their...

The British Council and IATEFL are pleased to launch a new handbook for teachers' associations, called Running an Association for...

Global demand for English is continuing to grow. Governments increasingly recognise the importance of English to their economies and...

A selection of papers presented at IATEFL 2010 by the British Council.

This 1978 publication is a report of a small-scale research project into language learning by adult learners. This was a relatively...

This publication constitutes the edited proceedings of the 6th International Language & Development Conference, held in Tashkent,...

This publication constitutes the edited proceedings of the 7th International Language and Development Conference, held in Addis Ababa,...

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ESP for the University

This book, from 1986, provides a snapshot of developments in ESP teaching at university level during the 1970s and early 1980s.

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English as a Second Language in the United Kingdom

This is, of course, as much a key topic in the UK as it was in 1985 when this book was originally published.

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Language Issues and Education Policies - Exploring Canada’s Multilingual Resources

Very different to the other ELT documents, this volume focuses on the work of a single institution: the Modern Language Centre at the...

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Language Teaching Projects for the Third World

This document, from 1983, offers a selection of project case studies and commentaries from various African contexts.

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Humanistic Approaches: an empirical view

This is a delightful read, which attempts to provide an introduction to latest thinking in 1982 on a wide range of humanistic topics.

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Developments in the Training of Teachers of English

This volume dates from 1979 and is a gem for anyone interested in the early days of university level ELT qualifications, especially in...

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English as an International Language

This concise volume from 1978 is pre-‘World Englishes’ and before the acceptance of Kachru’s model of the inner, outer and expanding...

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Language Improvement for English Teachers

This book was produced following the Hornby workshop on language improvement for teachers in Senegal in 2009.

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Maximising learning in large classes

This very practical and ‘teacher-friendly’ publication was produced following a Hornby workshop on teaching large classes in Ethiopia in...

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Academic Writing: process and product

This volume, published in 1988, consists of papers from the eponymous 1985 University of Reading Conference.

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Focus on the Teacher

Published in 1981, this slim volume is concerned with helping teachers to develop the commitment to and capacity for professional...

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Individualisation in Language Learning

This publication, from 1978, provides a useful introduction to pioneer approaches to self-directed learning and individualisation in ELT...

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Bilingual Education Project Spain - Evaluation Report

This report presents the findings of an independent three-year investigation into the Ministry of Education/British Council Bilingual...

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English teaching abroad and the British universities

This 1961 publication consists of papers from a high-level conference on University Training and Research in the Teaching of English as...

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Pre-sessional courses for overseas students

This 1978 title offers a snapshot of English teaching practices for overseas students in the UK in the late 1970s. The book is a...

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Directory of UK ELT Research 2009–10

Compiled by Richard Smith, Seongsook Choi, Stuart Reid, Gosia Sky and Duncan Hunter, the follow up to the 2005-08 Directory contains...

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The benefits of the English language for individuals and societies

What advantages can the English language bring to individuals and societies? The British Council commissioned the research organisation...

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Activity days in language learning: Notes for teacher trainers

This booklet from 1977 accompanied a teacher training film about innovative ‘activity days’ at the British Council’s English Language...

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British Council Brazil and the Hornby Trust

This publication consists of papers written by Brazilian ELT teachers and teacher educators between 2001 and 2010 as part of their...

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Running an Association for Language Teachers

The British Council and IATEFL are pleased to launch a new handbook for teachers' associations, called Running an Association for...

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Dreams and Realities: Developing Countries and the English Language

Global demand for English is continuing to grow. Governments increasingly recognise the importance of English to their economies and...

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Teacher Development and Education in Context

A selection of papers presented at IATEFL 2010 by the British Council.

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The foreign language learning process

This 1978 publication is a report of a small-scale research project into language learning by adult learners. This was a relatively...

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Linguistic Challenges to National Development & International Cooperation

This publication constitutes the edited proceedings of the 6th International Language & Development Conference, held in Tashkent,...

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Language and Development: Africa and Beyond

This publication constitutes the edited proceedings of the 7th International Language and Development Conference, held in Addis Ababa,...

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  • In his Preface, Christopher Brumfit challenged a recent claim that ESP had ‘legitimised English teaching’, suggesting rather that it had made English teaching ‘more purposeful’. The papers in this book include an extensive one on task-based learning...
  • The book aimed to cover ‘English teaching to British residents’ and addresses teaching children in the school sector; teaching adults in education and in the workplace; and teacher training, among others. One chapter asks ‘Can ESL teaching be racist...
  • The book, published in 1984, introduces the Canadian context and the work of the Centre, and then provides articles on a range of research. Issues featured include minority language students; immersion education; learning strategies; and observation.
  • Most of the projects were British Council-run. The authors reflect the preoccupations of expatriate project workers of the day, and the lack of African contributors strikes the modern reader immediately. Nevertheless, this is a valuable resource for...
  • These included defining humanistic  values in ELT; community language learning; computer simulations; ‘suggestopedy’; and the Silent Way. The chapters are accessible, with references to the authors’ own teaching experiences. There are occasional...
  • Norman Whitney’s is the first chapter, in which he asked, with empathy, how ‘foreign applicants’ could be helped to choose the most appropriate course for them.  There follow chapters on the development of courses at Edinburgh, Lancaster, Bangor,...
  • Nevertheless, it is clear that the book’s authors were fully engaged with the diversity of English language use and the practical needs of learners. Mark Lester and others debate what might constitute International English and its value globally,...
  • The book was designed to be suitable for teachers at various levels of language proficiency. It is task-based, and can be used as a self-access or training course manual. The 10 chapters include ‘Using English effectively in the classroom’; ‘...
  • The book was put together by the workshop tutors, drawing on the materials and activities generated by the workshop trainers and participants. Part 1 provides an introduction to the issues involved when teaching in large classes; Part 2 looks at...
  • The choice of Academic Writing as a theme was designed to counteract the perception that it was the ‘Cinderella of EAP’, and the Conference aimed to enable practitioners to benefit from recent research in the teaching of writing from outside ELT as...
  • In her introduction, Gillian Marsh explains that the chapters that follow do not promote ‘modular, pre-packed solutions’. The contributors focus on different aspects of the teacher training process. Some look at specific methodologies and...
  • Authors discuss theory, terminology and particular methodologies and contexts. Also recorded are ways in which UK practitioners were learning from US educationists and psychologists, and from French counterparts in language teaching. The final...
  • Bilingual English/Spanish education is one of the most exciting innovations in the current education scene, with over 200,000 young students in Spain studying a bilingual curriculum from the age of 3, either in British Council project schools or in...
  • Papers cover topics including Contemporary English language and general linguistics and Training in the teaching of English, but relatively little attention was given to English literature. Of particular interest, perhaps, are the papers by the...
  • The seminar was organised by SELMOUS (The Group for Special English Language Materials for Overseas University Students), which had been founded in 1972 and was the forerunner of what is now BALEAP. In his Introduction, RR Jordan refers to the wide...
  • There are contributions from 57 departments or institutions in the UK.These entries include references to journal articles, chapters in edited books, papers in conference proceedings, authored books, unpublished but electronically accessible...
  • Their study focusses on five countries. We hope that this paper will trigger discussion and inspire further research.Click here for Euromonitor's paper: The Benefits of the English Language for Individuals and Societies: Quantitative Indicators from...
  • The film shows how students on one particular day selected and performed various activities. The booklet provides notes on the students featured in the film, describes how the day, the activity rooms and the activities were organised, and gives tips...
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  • It provides advice and ideas for how associations can run themselves successfully and provide good services to their members. You can also view what some of the team say about the handbook they produced.Tim Phillips and Susana Gómezhttp://iatefl....
  • However, there are complex issues and challenges associated with this scenario. This volume draws together a range of voices from around the world, addressing issues such as:the perceptions of individuals and communities of the role and benefits of...
  • This collection of articles represents the contribution that ELT staff from the British Council made to the IATEFL annual conference in Harrogate in 2010. There are articles investigating the implementation of educational change, lessons learned and...
  • Pickett presents the invitation letter he sent to around 30 friends and colleagues – ‘a farflung assortment of linguists’, though mostly male, British, and in the 30 to 50 age range – to ask for their thoughts on their own experiences in language...
  • The conference, which took as its theme ‘Linguistic Challenges to National Development & International Cooperation’, was co-hosted by the Ministry of Higher & Specialised Secondary Education, Republic of Uzbekistan, and by the British...
  • The conference was hosted jointly by the Ministry of Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and by the British Council Ethiopia.In total 31 papers were presented during the conference; 26 of these were later written up and...

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