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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Language testing: looking back and looking forward

American and British examination systems have influenced testing and assessment all over the world. But did you know they are based on entirely different principles and perspectives? Watch this video with Barry O’Sullivan to find out more!

Pronunciation Matters - re-thinking goals, priorities and models

What is the connection between pronunciation and other areas of learning English? How do we choose a model and priorities for ourselves and our learners? What do we do if our own accent isn’t 'BBC'? This thought-provoking talk by Robin Walker took place at the Creative ELT Conference, organised by the British Council in Madrid, September 2014.

UNESCO English language day: English, speech and society

Urszula Clark talks about 'English, speech and society' and draws upon recent, Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) funded research into the relationship between English and social, regional and national identities.

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