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In this section, you will find a number of publications, webinar recordings, conference presentations and interviews, as well as video tips which have been written to help you develop your skills and knowledge as a teacher in the professional practice 'Understanding educational policies and practices'. From advice on how to teach primary-aged students to supporting adult learners in the EFL classroom, the content you will find here is practical, insightful and full of ideas to support your teaching and planning for all kinds of learners.

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15 January, 2022
This report explores the experience of English-medium education in universities of the South Caucasus.
12 November, 2021
This English Language Teaching Research Awards (ELTRA) study examines EMI in Vietnam and Thailand.
22 October, 2021
A report on how the concept of Learning Ecosystems might be used in the context of higher education in emergencies.
18 October, 2021
This report presents English-medium in education (EME) case studies from four low and middle income countries.
18 October, 2021
This report investigates English as a medium of instruction (EMI) in higher education (HE) in 52 countries.
15 June, 2021
Watch these short videos based on British Council publications which cover key issues in English in education.
13 November, 2020
Read two reports by the British Council - the first looking at Ministry of Education activity early on during the Covid...
21 September, 2020
This report is formed of two parts: part one, a literature review and part two, a perspective on research on English-...
23 July, 2020
Download the resources guidance to help you develop your skills in the professional practice 'Understanding educational...
23 June, 2020
These reports explore how education systems, teachers and teacher educators have responded to the impact of Covid-19.
20 January, 2020
This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at understanding educational policies and practice.
27 June, 2019
This intervention project was designed to help University teachers deliver their teaching via English Medium.
23 March, 2019
This research outlines how language of instruction policy and practice impact on student learning outcomes in Nigeria.
23 October, 2018
Colin Bangay looks at teacher education in resource constrained countries.
26 September, 2018
Innovation and Systemic Improvement in Quality English Language Teaching.
22 November, 2017
This paper aims to open up discussions on the role of English in multilingual education.
15 November, 2017
This volume takes stock of contexts in which English is being used and taught as a means of alleviating conflict.
15 November, 2017
This book describes how the British Council has been working closely with the Venezuelan Education Ministry.
3 August, 2016
This report compares the processes of recruitment, education and retention of English language teachers at all levels.
28 July, 2016
In this talk, Sadie looks at different successful education systems and discusses what makes them work.
28 July, 2016
Colin Bangay looks at teacher education in resource constrained countries. 
23 June, 2016
The research report aims to investigate educational systems in Bihar and the place of English within them. 
21 April, 2016
These research papers bring together outcomes from two Regional Hornby Schools hosted by the British Council in Abuja.
25 February, 2016
This book consists of two pieces of preliminary research into ELT in Egypt.
12 February, 2016
This unique, insightful and challenging collection provides a thought-provoking read.
10 February, 2016
This report presents findings on collaboration between NESTs and LETs.
10 February, 2016
These training materials are suitable for teachers working on formal NEST schemes and for those working independently.
10 February, 2016
In this audit you will find information about native English speaker teachers (NESTs) schemes.
19 January, 2016
This report studies teaching and learning of English in early years settings.
2 December, 2015
The book 'Language and social cohesion in the developing world' brings together fifteen of the most important papers...