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21 Jul 2008

The papers in this 1988 volume emerged from the International Conference on English for Specific Purposes, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1–5 April...

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16 Jul 2008

This 1985 collection in the ELT Documents series provides multiple insights for the successful teaching of dictionary use in the...

16 Jul 2008
This 1990 collection of papers looks at contexts of language teaching from educational and cultural perspectives, starting from the premise...
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02 Jul 2008

Published in 1990, the overall theme of this in-house British Council publication is quality assurance of language provision, a topic...

27 Feb 2008

This handbook has one simple purpose: to provide some practical suggestions for language teachers.

27 Feb 2008

English next was commissioned by the British Council and written by researcher David Graddol.

27 Feb 2008

A teaching pack based on materials developed by the British Council in cooperation with the BBC World Service.

27 Feb 2008

The Language Assistant manual was written as a guide and handbook for novice English language teachers.

28 Dec 2007

This publication promotes understanding of other cultures and reflection in order to avoid cultural bias and challenge stereotypes.

28 Dec 2007

Action Plan for Teachers is a practical guide for teachers of English.

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16 Oct 2007

This frequently cited 1987 publication focuses on textbooks designed for use by English language learners, and dictionaries. A range of...

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21 Mar 2007

In this 1980 book, contributors involved in a seven year old University of Malaya English for Special Purposes project (UMESPP) describe...

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  • Authors of the various chapters discuss issues including values and beliefs enshrined in English; power relationships and the use of English; stereotyping and representations in textbooks; teaching techniques; cross-cultural behaviour and students’...
  • This update was designed to raise ‘current awareness’ among British Council staff and it covers inspectorate work and the accreditation of English language teaching in the UK and overseas, and at different levels, from private language schools to...
  • It may be that you are thinking about setting up an association or that you have already started an association and would like more ideas on certain aspects. The suggestions which are presented here are all based on the practical experience of...
  • David Graddol is a British applied linguist, well known as a writer, broadcaster, researcher and consultant on issues relating to global English. The report argues that we are already in a very new kind of environment and a new phase in the global...
  • It was inspired by the British Council's 15th Oxford Conference on Teaching Literature Overseas, which was held in 2000. The theme of the conference was 'From critical thinking to creative writing.' The publication is dedicated to those starting to...
  • It is packed with tips and useful ideas for those taking their first steps into the classroom. This book is free to download below as a pdf file.  
  • This pack represents the outcome of a project proposal started at the Hornby Summer School Brazil 2006 where we had the opportunity to explore the concept of Intercultural Competence in depth, as well as its implications for the current ELT scenario...
  • This 44-page illustrated book on the subject of English Language Teaching covers the topics of planning and preparing lessons, teaching methodology and classroom practice, as well as using technology in the classroom.It contains tips and suggestions...
  • The 11 short chapters cover topics such as designing English as a foreign language coursebooks, testing, and criteria for selecting the most suitable materials for particular learners. Practical guidelines for the evaluation of purpose, content, and...
  • In the first chapter, Reading for meaning, Cooper provides a list of UMESPP course aims, describing the experience of the pilot year and considering its findings. In Strategies for reading, Chitravelu talks of low student motivation, and how the...
  • The activities will help teachers to explore the role of creativity in the classroom both in the sense of helping students to express their unique creative identity and also by helping them to think about and use language in a creative way. The...
  • This project may be of interest to anyone involved in curriculum development.

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