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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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.

Tricks and techniques for better spoken English

Brita Haycraft, co-founder of International House and winner of the 2013 ELTons Lifetime Achievement Award, presents some practical ideas for improving learners' pronunciation. October 2013, London.
 

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.

A Dickensian Christmas

Dickens descendent Lucinda Dickens Hawksley talks about the life and works of one of the UK’s greatest novelists and how her great-great-great grandfather contributed to what we know as the English Language today. December 2012, London.

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