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Can you help me learn English?
As this site is intended for teachers of English we do not offer specific help with English language questions. If you would like to improve your English, the British Council and the BBC have specific sites for this:

Our sites for adults:
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Will the articles that you feature remain permanently on the site?
Yes, in most cases. All articles, tips, activities, and lesson plans, etc, will usually remain permanently on the site. However, sometimes it is necessary to remove material for administrative or copyright reasons and it cannot always be replaced.

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Thank you for your interest in writing for us! However, I'm afraid we usually use our in-house team of writers to produce the content for our site.

Can I take a teacher training course with the British Council?
You can find out about teacher training courses with the British Council here.

I'm looking for a job teaching English.
To find out how to apply for a teaching job with the British Council please visit our teacher recruitment pages. You can find a list of current British Council vacancies here.

I'd like to know more about your webinars and seminars.
To watch previous webinars and seminars, and for news about upcoming events, visit our webinars and seminars pages. 

How can I apply to enter the ELTons?

You can read all about the ELTons here. When it's possible to enter the next ELTons, it will be announced there! 

I wrote to you but haven't received a reply yet.
We do read all your comments and emails, and while we aim to respond to any relevant enquiry, unfortunately it is not always possible for us to reply individually to correspondence. 

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