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23 Oct 2018

Hilary Nesi, Professor in English language at Coventry University, discusses the written genres university students are required to...

23 Oct 2018

Michael Rundell discusses the future of dictionaries. October 2012, London.

23 Oct 2018

Chris Lima looks at some interesting and effective ideas on how to use the work of Charles Dickens in the English language classroom....

23 Oct 2018

Dickens descendent Lucinda Dickens Hawksley talks about the life and works of one of the UK’s greatest novelists and how her great-great...

23 Oct 2018

Sheila Thorn explains why the types of listening comprehension activities typically done in class are not really helping our students to...

23 Oct 2018

Everybody seems to have something terrible to say about English spelling. But how much of that talk is really true? And how much of it...

23 Oct 2018
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice the British Council is proud to present: 'One must speak a little you know! (or...
23 Oct 2018

Brita Haycraft, co-founder of International House and winner of the 2013 ELTons Lifetime Achievement Award, presents some practical...

23 Oct 2018

Lucinda Hawksley looks at the language and images employed by British journalists, propagandists and artists during the First World War...

23 Oct 2018

The English-Speaking Union and the British Council partnered to present the third English Language Council Lecture, which celebrates...

23 Oct 2018

Michael Rundell looks at who makes the rules about what makes language 'correct'? Is there one 'Standard English' which we all have to...

23 Oct 2018

Richard Cauldwell invites us to reflect on accent and prejudice, and provides strategies for determining pronunciation goals with our...

23 Oct 2018

Watch this special Dylan Thomas centenary celebration held in London in October 2014. Hannah Ellis, granddaughter of Dylan Thomas, is...

23 Oct 2018

Watch the British Council and the English-Speaking Union's English Language Council lecture, which focuses on the language of science...

23 Oct 2018

The British Council sponsored the live-streaming of the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG - NATECLA London conference 'Accentuate: bringing...

23 Oct 2018

The British Council sponsored the live-streaming of the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG - NATECLA London conference 'Accentuate: bringing...

23 Oct 2018

The British Council sponsored the live-streaming of the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG - NATECLA London conference 'Accentuate: bringing...

23 Oct 2018

What does it mean to teach grammar inductively? What is the difference between inductive and deductive grammar teaching? When teaching...

23 Oct 2018

These presentations by Susan Sheehan and Brian North introduce the Core Inventory for General English. November 2010, London.

23 Oct 2018

This is the second time Jeremy Harmer and Steve Bingham have performed at BC Seminars, with the distinctive mix of poetry, music and...

23 Oct 2018

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

23 Oct 2018

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

23 Oct 2018
In this talk, Russell Stannard introduces new, innovative ways of giving feedback using technology, which both inspire and motivate...
23 Oct 2018

Pauline Moon explores the idea of 'language and literacy as social practices'. She uses activities and discussion to consider how to...

23 Oct 2018

This workshop presents a genre/corpus informed EAP writing programme for MA students. Following a brief overview of the theoretical and...

23 Oct 2018

An expert panel discuss the English language, who cares about it and whether we should be worried about the state of English today....

23 Oct 2018

Richard Cauldwell presents low- and high-tech activities to help learners improve their understanding of authentic speech. January 2013...

23 Oct 2018

This seminar, by Christopher J. Hall, is designed to encourage teachers and teacher educators to become aware of, and reflect on, their...

23 Oct 2018
Helen Ashton and Sarah Shepherd discuss features of English accents and our attitudes towards them. May 2013, London.
23 Oct 2018

Rupert Lezemore presents ideas for using diagrams to present both grammar and vocabulary. November 2013, Glasgow.

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