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In this webinar, Nik Peachey looks at some of the ideas explored in the British Council publication Creativity in English language...

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This webinar uses lessons learned while developing of the British Council’s LearnEnglish Kids Playtime app to reflect on the issue of...

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Teaching blogs contain a wealth of information, but it can be hard to know where to start. In this webinar, Sandy shows you where to...

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‘Assessment’ is one of those terms in ELT that can mean many things. We talk about formative and summative assessment, peer and self-...

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In this webinar, Ceri Jones looks at going back to basics with a class of beginners and shares her experience of discarding the...

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In this webinar, Peter Moran covers the following four areas: What is Asperger's Syndrome? How can we as teachers recognise children who...

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In this webinar, Victoria Boobyer talks about the why and how of Graded Readers. Her talk covers the methodological and pedagogical...

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Teaching state school primary children through video-conferencing, the British Council Uruguay are developing a unique approach to...

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Learning technologies is a very fast-moving field and it's hard for busy teachers to keep up with the latest and greatest tools and...

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This excellent webinar with Gail Ellis shows how the rich and stimulating medium of story picturebooks and the technique of storytelling...

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Teaching teenagers is a lot more than just methodology and materials. Helping them to overcome some of the difficulties that can affect...

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Recorded on 12 June 2014, this webinar with Jo Budden takes a look behind the scenes of the LearnEnglish Teens website and focuses on...

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Recorded on 6 May 2014, this webinar with Ceri Jones explores how a range of micro writing tasks can activate language, encourage...

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This webinar looks at the topic of learner autonomy and suggests practical methods that we can use to encourage our learners to move...

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Recorded in March 2014, this webinar by Keith Kelly looked at the successful implementation of CLIL. During the webinar he shared...

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Recorded in January 2014, this webinar by Sylvia Guinan looked at helping teachers to think for themselves about creative applications...

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Video games are a long established part of many people’s recreational habits, and have the power to engage and motivate players.

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Theme: Practising writing for exams can be challenging for many students and it is often difficult for teachers to find ways to make...

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Encouraging learners to explore the language through creative activities in class is not as difficult as it may at first appear. This...

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This webinar focuses on the key points English for...

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Date: 13 June 2013

Watch a recording of the webinar: http://britishcouncil.adobeconnect.com/p4npg389ds8/

Theme: IELTS is...

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Watch a recording of this engaging webinar with Adam Simpson.

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Date: 27 February 2013

Theme: Story writing gives children the opportunity to be creative and enthusiastic about using English....

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Date: 16th January 2013

Theme: In our January webinar, Willy Cardoso looked at several aspects of classroom-based teacher...

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Date: 18th October 2012 

Theme: Current coursebooks have moved away from the 'describe your house/last holiday format of earlier...

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Watch a recording of this talk by Chia Suan Chong from November 2012.

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Date: Wednesday 18th July

Theme: Many teachers are beginning to experience the benefits of using Computer games in the classroom...

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Date: 28th June 2012

Theme: Every teacher - and every learner - can probably recognise a great lesson when they experience one,...

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Date: 26 April 2012

Theme: A series of short activities to help consolidate – challenge – and enhance...

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Date: 28 February 2012

Theme: Using literature - in particular short stories and poetry - as a tool for language learning has...

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  • Creativity or rather the lack of it is becoming and increasingly important issue within a global context of increased emphasis on standardisation and testing within educational systems. In this webinar Nik looks at a new British Council publication...
  • Back in 2010, Sandy discovered the world of teacher blogs, and it changed her life completely. In this webinar, she introduces you to that world, shows you a selection of her favourite blogs and tools to keep up with them, and how not to feel...
  • And yet, in many countries around the world, pen and paper exams still carry the most weight. In reality, the portfolios, ‘on the spot’ checks, and discussions with learners form only a small fraction of the final mark (if they are done at all). All...
  • No coursebook, no syllabus, no pacing schedule. Going back to basics with a class of beginners was fascinating. Using lesson summaries to record our work and collecting them online helped us track our progress and give a sense of achievement. One of...
  • Peter looks at the nature of Asperger's, summarising what is known about its causes and how it typically manifests itself in children and adults. He also looks briefly at some common misconceptions about the condition and clears up some urban myths...
  • Watch a recording of this webinarAbout the speaker: Victoria is a freelance writer, trainer and E-Moderator and also acts as the ICT & Social Media consultant for a number of ELT institutions. Until late 2013, she was Academic Manager at Anglo...
  • In this webinar, Graham Stanley talks about the approach and provides some useful information for anyone wishing to run a similar project. Due to a lack of of qualified and experienced teachers in Uruguay, English is being taught in 2000+ primary...
  • Chris covered the following areas of Learning Technologies: cyber well-being, digital literacies, office software, mobile learning. This webinar gives a hands-on overview of classroom techniques, which are featured in the British Council teacher...
  • Gail presents a range of picturebooks to identify the criteria to use when selecting picturebooks, as the key to successful storytelling is having the right story for the linguistic and cognitive ability of the children.During the webinar, Gail...
  • Recorded on 11 July 2014, this webinar with Fiona Mauchline looked at ideas for helping students become more creative and access their imagination. To quote Willy Wonka / Gene Wilder "There is no life I know that compares to pure imagination...
  • Watch a recordinghttp://britishcouncil.adobeconnect.com/p2pj98uzb9o/About the speaker: Jo Budden is the Website Editor of the LearnEnglish Teens website. She has worked for the British Council since 1999 and has taught children and teenagers in Hong...
  • About the presenter:Ceri Jones is a freelance teacher, trainer and materials writer. She has been working in ELT since 1986. She has worked in Italy, Hungary, Spain and the UK teaching, training and managing mainly in – and for – the private...
  • About the talk Autonomy is undoubtedly an ELT buzz-phrase – many of like to say that we are aiming to foster it in our learners but how do we make the step from telling learners it’s a good idea to actually helping them become autonomous? This...
  • Theme: In recent years, it’s been quite common to find governments with motivation for CLIL. It’s less common to find motivated governments who think seriously in the longer term about CLIL implementation and all it entails, (though there are some...
  • Theme: Social and emotional approaches to teaching with technology looks at how we can build confidence and creativity through using technology to help students express themselves socially, emotionally, linguistically, and intellectually, through...
  • Just like any other resource we use in class, if used in the right way, games can provide a powerful stimulus and solid context for acquiring and developing language skills. This session will present ways in which the topic of games, or the...
  • About the speaker: David is A CELTA, DELTA and MA (Applied Linguistics & TESOL) qualified English language teaching professional, with educational administration & management experience and a strong profile in teacher training and...
  • Theme: Every time our learners speak in a new language, they are essentially exploring their creativity. Nevertheless, all too often these are lost opportunities, both for us as teachers and for our learners. It is all too easy to get bogged down in...
  • Theme: Averil Coxhead uses the Academic Word List (AWL) (Coxhead, 2000) as a springboard for discussion and activities. In the webinar, she considers the purpose and methodology of word lists such as the AWL and some of the challenges ESP...
  • This webinar will provide participants with:a stronger understanding of the IELTS scoring criteria for speakingpractical resources to help IELTS studentsmore confidence in & knowledge of teaching IELTS About the speaker: Kishore Roy has worked...
  • English teachers working with young learners recognize that such learners think and behave differently than those from previous generations. Welcome to Generation Y! These students were born into a world of information technology; they regularly...
  • About the speaker: Suzanne is currently an E-Learning Consultant for the British Council and is based in Istanbul, where she manages the build of online courses for English language teacher development. Until recently, she was working as a teacher...
  • About the speaker: Willy Cardoso has taught English for 12 years in Brazil, UK and Spain, written hundreds of articles on language education in his blog Authentic Teaching, and recently co-authored Real Communication: Culture Reading (Macmillan...
  • About the speaker: Fiona has been working in ELT for 25 years. She is a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer based in Cáceres, Spain. She regularly trains teachers in Spain and has also trained in Italy, France, Palestine and Turkey. She...
  • About the talk As we walk down the memory lane of English language teaching, we can see a correlation between the trends in the most popular language acquisition theories of its time, and the application of such assumptions into the language...
  • About the speaker: Kyle Mawer has been teaching English for nearly 20 years. An award winning author in the field of computer games in TEFL, he is currently teaching English and providing ICT support for the Young Learner British Council centre in...
  • About the speaker: Anthony Gaughan has been involved in English teaching for over 17 years in the UK and Germany. A state-qualified teacher in the UK, he is currently Head of CELTA training at the Hamburg school of English, where he is busy with an...
  • About the speaker: Fitch O'Connell has been a teacher for longer than he cares to remember. He works as an editor, materials writer and teacher trainer. In 2003 he set up the acclaimed BritLit project for the British Council in Portugal, and has...
  • About the speaker: Ann Foreman is a classroom teacher and teacher trainer based in Bilbao, Spain. Her interests include finding the best ways of using new technology in the classroom and coming to terms with the changing needs and aspirations of...
  • About the speaker: Sue Sheerin, formerly Director of the University of Sussex Language Institute, is an educational consultant with many years’ experience in language teaching, teacher training and academic management.

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