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Here you can watch recordings of seminars held by the British Council. A number of the recorded seminars include material for use in training sessions and workshops. These can be used by teachers for self-access professional development, or by teacher educators in training and development programmes.

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23 Oct 2019

So, you want to put your creative talents to good use by designing excellent and engaging materials for your English lessons but you don...

23 Oct 2019

Are you challenging your students enough to learn English? How do you know if tangible learning is taking place in your English language...

20 Oct 2019

In this seminar, Alan Maley, Marisa Constantinides, Phuong Lee, Nik Peachey and Malu Sciamarelli discuss activities and ideas for...

19 Oct 2019

In this engaging, concise seminar, Sam McCarter outlines the key characteristics of the IELTS exam and the common features of each of...

19 Oct 2019

Sam McCarter's seminar looks at ways to effectively learn vocabulary for the listening module in the IELTS examination.

19 Oct 2019

Sam McCarter provides an excellent overview of the common features of texts written in English for the IELTS exam in this seminar. All...

19 Oct 2019

To stick to the IELTS coursebook can become boring and repetitive for learners. One way to spice up your lessons and to provide extra...

18 Oct 2019

Have you ever considered what the English language would be like if there was no grammar? Or why in fact we need grammar in the first...

16 Oct 2019

Watch a series of seminar recordings from experts in the field of pronunciation.

29 Jun 2019

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

14 Feb 2019

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

23 Oct 2018

Held at the British Council, London on June 15 2010, this event included presentations by four UK-based ESOL teachers/teacher trainers...

23 Oct 2018

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

23 Oct 2018

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

23 Oct 2018

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

23 Oct 2018

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

23 Oct 2018

British Council Seminars' first live lesson was taught by Luke Meddings. Watch footage of the 'dogme' lesson as well as a recording of...

23 Oct 2018

This presentation, with James Clarke, explores ways of applying cinema, and potentially filmmaking, to the classroom as a means of...

23 Oct 2018

In this seminar, Jamie Keddie shares a classroom technique for bringing storytelling to the YouTube generation. December 2011, London....

23 Oct 2018

In February 2012, Carol Read gave a workshop at the British Council in Warsaw. Her talk covered a range of primary issues and she gave a...

23 Oct 2018

Simon Andrewes talks about English as a lingua franca, where English is used as a means of communication for work or study and where...

23 Oct 2018

Kathleen M. Bailey's session approaches the topic of learner autonomy in the contexts of conversations in the target language. June 2012...

23 Oct 2018

Huw Jarvis takes English language teachers on the journey from the origins of computer assisted language learning in English Language...

23 Oct 2018

In this original and stimulating talk, Luke Meddings explains how you can find highly creative and unusual stimuli in everyday...

23 Oct 2018

Language acquisition can be hindered if learners are not in an environment which is conducive to fostering a welcoming atmosphere where...

23 Oct 2018

In this seminar, Gavin Dudeney gives a short history of the use of technology in education, followed by how the use of mobile devices,...

23 Oct 2018

This seminar explores some of the key issues facing practitioners and policy makers in the teaching of English for those within the...

23 Oct 2018

Ken Wilson looks at ten quotations with the aim of making teachers think and reflect on their own practice. January 2013, London.

23 Oct 2018

In this annual lecture for the English-Speaking Union, David Cystal discusses examples of cultural cross-purposes when communicating in...

23 Oct 2018
Do you conduct your English classes entirely in English, or do you use the learners’ own language in the classroom as well? Are you...

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