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Luke Meddings explores ways to build memorable lessons and lesson sequences using non-‘teaching’ stimulus that is readily available to...

Russell Stannard outlines some changes that technology is driving in English language teaching, particularly in EAP. November 2011,...

Sally Farley debunks several myths about Dyslexia and shows how, through the right teaching strategies, dyslexic learners can become...

Pauline Moon explores the idea of 'language and literacy as social practices'. She uses activities and discussion to consider how to...

Barry O'Sullivan takes a look at language testing, all the way from Imperial China to the present day global industry, and considers...

This workshop presents a genre/corpus informed EAP writing programme for MA students. Following a brief overview of the theoretical and...

Luke Meddings teaches a live dogme lesson to a group of intermediate level English language learners brought from local schools into a...

Ken Wilson outlines ten ways to create an atmosphere that makes students want to come to class. January 2012, London.

Mario Rinvolucri explains what 'mutual supervision' is and how it can help teachers to avoid suffering from stress and burn-out. London...

Phil Bird and Mike Harrison talk about on-line continuing professional development opportunities. 2011.

Sam McCarter shares his ideas on how teachers should manage the process of producing materials for the IELTS classroom. He encouraged...

Kathleen M. Bailey discusses the topic of learner autonomy in the context of conversations in the target language. Speaking a new...

Edward de Chazal and Sam McCarter give a brief overview of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and show how it relates to other branches...

Michael Carrier talks about how handheld and mobile learning technology extends the range of the teacher by extending learning beyond...

Sally Farley explains the ‘7 Principles of Learning’ in order to increase the presence, participation and achievement of all learners in...

Sam McCarter's talk looks at strategies for improving students’ scores in the IELTS writing module and how to link the same skills to...

Liam Brown reflects on how you might 'survive' as an English language teacher and work on your own professional development. October...

Susan Sheehan and Brian North introduce the Core Inventory for General English.

Dr Catherine Walter outlines some theories and research about teaching grammar inductively and explores how this applies to classroom...

Philida Schellekens presents findings from the Cambridge ESOL sponsored research she carried out into first and second language...

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Luke Meddings explores ways to build memorable lessons and lesson sequences using non-‘teaching’ stimulus that is readily available to...

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Russell Stannard outlines some changes that technology is driving in English language teaching, particularly in EAP. November 2011,...

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Sally Farley debunks several myths about Dyslexia and shows how, through the right teaching strategies, dyslexic learners can become...

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Pauline Moon explores the idea of 'language and literacy as social practices'. She uses activities and discussion to consider how to...

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Barry O'Sullivan takes a look at language testing, all the way from Imperial China to the present day global industry, and considers...

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This workshop presents a genre/corpus informed EAP writing programme for MA students. Following a brief overview of the theoretical and...

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Luke Meddings teaches a live dogme lesson to a group of intermediate level English language learners brought from local schools into a...

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Ken Wilson outlines ten ways to create an atmosphere that makes students want to come to class. January 2012, London.

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Mario Rinvolucri explains what 'mutual supervision' is and how it can help teachers to avoid suffering from stress and burn-out. London...

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Phil Bird and Mike Harrison talk about on-line continuing professional development opportunities. 2011.

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Sam McCarter shares his ideas on how teachers should manage the process of producing materials for the IELTS classroom. He encouraged...

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Kathleen M. Bailey discusses the topic of learner autonomy in the context of conversations in the target language. Speaking a new...

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Edward de Chazal and Sam McCarter give a brief overview of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and show how it relates to other branches...

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Michael Carrier talks about how handheld and mobile learning technology extends the range of the teacher by extending learning beyond...

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Sally Farley explains the ‘7 Principles of Learning’ in order to increase the presence, participation and achievement of all learners in...

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Sam McCarter's talk looks at strategies for improving students’ scores in the IELTS writing module and how to link the same skills to...

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Liam Brown reflects on how you might 'survive' as an English language teacher and work on your own professional development. October...

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Susan Sheehan and Brian North introduce the Core Inventory for General English.

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Dr Catherine Walter outlines some theories and research about teaching grammar inductively and explores how this applies to classroom...

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Philida Schellekens presents findings from the Cambridge ESOL sponsored research she carried out into first and second language...

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  • Trained and experienced ELT teachers sometimes report feeling deskilled when they first teach EAP. They may be unaware that the criteria they normally apply to identify needs or evaluate lessons are not necessarily the same in EAP. In this workshop...
  • In this seminar, Jamie Keddie shares a classroom technique for bringing storytelling to the YouTube generation.You can read a report of the seminar here.
  • This presentation, with James Clarke, explores ways of applying cinema, and potentially filmmaking, to the classroom as a means of enhancing student engagement with issues of citizenship and self in relation to students' wider communities and...
  • The full title of this seminar is 'Some things that matter in grammar teaching, and some that don't'. Michael Swan looks at the theory and practice of grammar, and its role in the classroom.You can read a report of the seminar here.
  • Russell Stannard outlines some changes that technology is driving in English language teaching, particularly in EAP.
  • What makes your students want to come to your class? This seminar, with Ken Wilson, outlines ten ways to create an atmosphere that makes them want to do just that.You can read a report of the seminar here.
  • Pauline Moon, with over 25 years experience in EFL and ESOL, uses activities and discussion to consider how this idea might help us to support learners to use the culturally situated language and literacy practices they encounter in daily life. 
  • British Council Seminars' first live lesson was taught by Luke Meddings in November 2011. You can watch footage of the 'dogme' lesson in the first video below, in which Luke demonstrates the approach with a group of international students in London...
  • Liam Brown reflects on how you might 'survive' as an English language teacher and work on your own professional development, in this seminar filmed in London.You can read a report on the seminar by Scott Sherriff here.
  • In this seminar Gavin Dudeney asks 'What is digital literacy?' and considers its implications for teachers.Gavin refers to three YouTube videos in the talk, which you can see here:Penny Lane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yJ2yWvGnkIEngage Me!: ...
  • Presented by Philida Schellekens, this seminar took place at the British Council in London in September 2011. You can watch Philida's lead in to and feedback on the debate which took place on the state of ESOL teaching and learning in the UK.
  • Luke Meddings builds a picture of teaching unplugged in this seminar, filmed at the British Council in London earlier in 2011. 
  • Barry O'Sullivan takes a look at language testing, all the way from Imperial China to the present day global industry, and considers where testing might be going in the future.
  • On the evening of June 21 2011 at the British Council in London, an audience of around 100 people attended the premiere of a new documentary film, entitled Finding Home, produced by The British Council, working in collaboration with The Refugee...
  • This seminar with Sam McCarter was filmed in London in 2011. Eleven of Sam's books have concentrated specifically on IELTS and McCarter used his wealth of knowledge in the field to support his presentation.Note there are two documents to download...
  • Sam McCarter's seminar from Edinburgh looks at ways of learning vocabulary for the listening module in IELTS.
  • Excerpts from Sam McCarter's IELTS-focused talk from Manchester in 2011. There is also an article by Sam to download, which highlights the main points of this seminar and includes checklists for you to use.
  • Footage from Sam McCarter's seminar in Glasgow, 2011.
  • Phil Bird and Mike Harrison talk about continuing professional development.
  • Caroline Wilkinson and Amanda Wilson are both tutors from Boston College in Lincolnshire, teaching ESOL and EFL respectively. Combining research that they had conducted in the field and drawing on their own professional experience, Wilkinson and...

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