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26 Oct 2011

Gavin Dudeney asks 'What is digital literacy?' and considers its implications for teachers. October 2011, Bournemouth.

04 Oct 2011

Philida Schellekens provides an introduction and feedback on a debate about the state of ESOL teaching and learning in the UK. September...

09 Aug 2011

Luke Meddings builds a picture of teaching unplugged. April 2011, London.

04 Aug 2011

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

28 Jun 2011

The film explores the opportunities and challenges experienced by refugees newly arrived in the UK and engages with the need for...

21 Jun 2011

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

08 Jun 2011

Sam McCarter looks at ways of learning vocabulary for the listening module in IELTS. May 2011, Edinburgh.

20 May 2011

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

20 May 2011

Sam McCarter shares his insights into successfully developing learners' reading skills for the IELTS exam. May 2011, Glasgow.

20 Apr 2011

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

20 Apr 2011

Caroline Wilkinson and Amanda Wilson discuss a holistic approach to teaching, focusing on learners’ individual needs and the...

20 Apr 2011

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

14 Apr 2011

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

18 Mar 2011

Jez Uden's seminar is about the importance of reading for pleasure among English language learners in the UK. March 2011.

17 Mar 2011

David Baker and Keith Harding explore the methodology and materials of ESP and reflect on how these might be used in an ESOL context....

17 Dec 2010

Jame Keddie provides an overview of video in ELT. October, 2010.

10 Dec 2010

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

Janet Enever and Jayne Moon
05 Nov 2010

Dr Janet Enever and Jayne Moon explore the trend towards an early start in English internationally, drawing upon substantial experience...

06 Jul 2010

Mike Harrison, Phil Bird, Amanda Wilson and Callie Wilkinson present some free online materials which may be of use to those teaching in...

29 Jun 2010

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

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29 Jun 2010

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

09 Jun 2010

Michael Swan discusses the question 'What is grammar?'.Spring 2010, London.

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04 Jun 2010

Fitch O'Connell talks about how best to exploit literature in the classroom. December 2009,  Manchester.

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  • 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...
  • A part-time ESOL tutor in Greenwich, Philida Schellekens is also a teacher trainer, a part-time inspector with OFFSTED and an author. This seminar saw Schellekens present findings from the Cambridge ESOL sponsored research she carried out into first...
  • As an experienced counsellor, a special needs support tutor at The University of Kent and also a teacher trainer specialising in creative methodology, it was from an incredibly well-informed perspective that Sally Farley addressed those assembled at...
  • Jez Uden's seminar is about the importance of reading for pleasure among English language learners in the UK.
  • This is a recording of seminars presented by David Baker and Keith Harding in January 2011.
  • Filmed at the British Council in October 2010, this is the first part of Jamie Keddie's seminar, all about video in ELT.
  • These presentations by Susan Sheehan and Brian North introduce the Core Inventory for General English. 
  • Held at the British Council, London on June 15 2010, this event included presentations by four UK-based ESOL teachers/teacher trainers. Mike, Phil, Amanda and Callie explore materials available online for free which may be of use to others teaching...
  • These excerpts were recorded at Catherine Walter's British Council Seminar held in London in spring 2010. 
  • These excerpts were recorded at Mario Rinvolucri's British Council Seminar held in London in 2009. You can also read the BC Seminars blog review of this event on this site.
  • These excerpts were recorded at Michael Swan's British Council Seminar held in London in spring 2010. You can also read a review of this event on the BC Seminars blog.  
  • This is the first of our British Council Seminar videos. It was held in Manchester in December 2009. Fitch O'Connell, BritLit manager, talks about how to exploit literature in the classroom.
  • Michael Carrier talks about how handheld and mobile learning technology extends the range of the teacher by extending learning beyond the physical lesson in the physical classroom.
  • English is being taught at increasingly younger ages in an expanding number of countries. So today, teenagers are no longer young learners of English. The new YL is a first grader, a pre-schooler or even a foetus!Why has this transformation...

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