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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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.

Can continuing professional development change lives?

Watch edited highlights of the global British Council publication launch of 'Innovations in Continuing Professional Development for English Language Teachers'. We discuss the question 'Can continuing professional development change lives?' with speaker sessions by Amol Padwad and Tessa Woodward and a panel discussion broadcast from London and Delhi.

How to access research funds and write research bids

Philida Schellekens uses the British Council’s ESOL Nexus project as a case study to demonstrate what types of research evidence can be used to underpin project planning and proposal writing. November 2012, Bristol.

Spelling myths and enchantments

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 focuses on practical solutions for the English language classroom? Thankfully, Jo Stirling shines some positive light on the subject.

Voices and images from WW1

Lucinda Hawksley looks at the language and images employed by British journalists, propagandists and artists during the First World War. This lecture looks at the vision of war that those in Whitehall wanted to be portrayed – as well as that which was created by those at the front line. November 2013, London.

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