Managing resources - mini-event

Register to attend two practical webinars from specialists about what resources there are for teaching English aside from textbooks and worksheets. This will be followed by a panel of expert teachers from around the world sharing some of the creative ways they use resources in their classrooms. The event will be May 17, 2024.

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About the event

This event on Friday May 17, 2024 will feature two webinars with specialists from around the world. These webinars help English teachers think about different resources in the English language classroom and how to make the most of them. The event will also feature a panel discussion with three expert teachers sharing ideas for creative ways to use resources in the ELT classroom. The event is for teachers of primary, secondary and adult English language learners. 

About the sessions

Session 1: AI as our ally


Maria Jose Galleno (Uruguay)

Time and date:

14:30 - 15:30 (UK time) May 17, 2024

Session information:

In this webinar, we will explore how AI can be used as a resource to create a more efficient and effective educational environment by helping us create personalised learning experiences and automating administrative tasks. Participants will navigate practical applications of AI in daily teaching practices, but not ignoring safety and security concerns surrounding using AI as a resource. By understanding the intricacies of AI in education, educators can make informed decisions, ensuring a mindful and purposeful utilisation of this powerful tool.

Session 2: Using resources that aren't textbooks


Cecilia Nobre (UK)

Time and date:

15:45 - 16:45 (UK time) May 17, 2024

Session information:

In this webinar we will explore the Dogme teaching approach, which emphasises real-life conversations and uses authentic materials instead of textbooks. Participants will learn how to use everyday items and ideas from students themselves to make learning more interesting and directly connected to their lives. This webinar will provide practical ways and strategies for teachers to create interactive lessons that really speak to what students care about, all without needing textbooks. No textbook, no problem!

Session 3: If I don't use a textbook, what can I use? (panel discussion)


Daniel Man-Hon Tse (Italy), Nnenne Emmanuella Ben-Ekechukwu (USA), Alegra Nikolova- Ristovska (North Macedonia)

Time and date:

17:00 - 18:00 (UK time) May 17 2024

Session information:

Join us for a sharing session with three teachers from around the world sharing ideas for creative ways to use resources in the ELT classroom.


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How to watch the webinar

Our webinars are free. They take place in Zoom Events. You do not need any special equipment to watch the webinars apart from a computer with the audio on. Registration is for the full event - you do not need to attend every session. 


You should register for the event at the link provided above. In order to receive updates and a link to join the webinar, you will need to provide a valid email address. Your information will not be used for marketing purposes unless you explicitly give us permission to do so during the registration process. For more information about the British Council's privacy policy, please follow this link: Once you have registered for the event, you will receive an email with a link to join the webinar.Please do not delete this email.

If you have any specific accessibility requests, please contact us by email at You should say which webinar you are attending and ask us to contact you regarding your needs. 

Instructions for joining a session in the event

1. Click on the link that was emailed to you when you registered for the event.
2. Enter the email address that you used to register for the event.
3. You will join the 'lobby'. From the lobby you can chat to other participants and ask for help if needed. 
4. From the lobby you will see the session that is either currently live or soon to be live. When a session is live, you can click 'join' to go inside the live zoom session.

Webinar recordings

All TeachingEnglish webinars are recorded and available to watch on this page between 24 and 48 hours after the live webinar has ended. Recordings will be available to watch for a minimum of six months and up to one year after the live event has ended.

Webinar handouts

PDF handouts from each presenter will be available after the webinars


Certificates of attendance are available for all attendees. The link to obtain your certificate is provided in the following places:

- At the end of the webinar in the chat box
- In the 'Thank you for attending email' that you will receive after the webinar.
- You should download the certificate to your computer. Once the certificate is saved to your computer, open it and type your name on the certificate. We recommend using Google Chrome or Internet Explorer to do this. You cannot do this from a mobile device.

Code of conduct - participants

Please be respectful at all times to other participants and the presenter. Our webinars are freely available to attend by participants in all countries. Please be aware that comments you make in the general chat may have a negative impact on other participants and their enjoyment of the webinar.

Do not use insulting or offensive language or comments towards other participants or the presenter.

Do not make comments that include cultural references or political references that may be offensive or upsetting to other participants or the presenter.

Any offensive or insulting comments will be deleted and the participant making the comment will be removed from the webinar.

Do not share any personal information in the general chat that may result in other participants contacting you. This includes addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.

Do not share links to your website or any websites that you are promoting for the purposes of making money.

Comments that include links to paid-for websites for the sole purpose of promotion will be deleted and you may be removed from the webinar.

Please use the Q&A to ask the presenter questions that are related to the theme or topic of the webinar only. If participant responses to questions are permitted, you should only make comments that are relevant to the question being asked.

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