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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Motivating the unmotivated

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

Creating a climate for innovation in language learning

This workshop explores what we might do to promote new ideas in language learning. Teachers and leaders were invited to join an international event on how to innovate in their contexts, looking at six UK and international case studies from across different fields: immersive learning, learner autonomy, technology and gaming.
 

Own language use in ELT

Do you conduct your English classes entirely in English, or do you use the learners’ own language in the classroom as well? Are you wondering how other teachers around the world use L1 and L2 in their teaching? This stimulating seminar puts the spotlight once more on the important subject of L1 versus L2 usage in the ELT classroom.

Surviving as a teacher

Liam Brown reflects on how you might 'survive' as an English language teacher and work on your own professional development. October 2011, London.

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We have hundreds of case studies, research papers, publications and resource books written by researchers and experts in ELT from around the world. 

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