Find a range of publications and research, as well as engaging and informative webinar and conference recordings from ELT experts around the world, that are relevant to the professional practice 'Understanding educational policies and practices'.
5 October, 2015
This report highlights the findings from a study into English language teachers’ attitudes and preferences for using technology for professional development in South Asia.
9 September, 2015
This book presents an up-to-date panorama in Spanish of the teaching of English in state schools in Venezuela.
11 August, 2015
Penelope Robinson, Sandie Mourão and Nam Joon KangThis research report presents an innovative approach to teaching English in pre-primary classrooms. The paper describes the development and...
23 July, 2015
This report investigates the relationship between English language learning and economic development among workers from rural Bangladesh who emigrated to the Middle East in search of employment.
9 June, 2015
With the aim to support policy and programme development, this research provides an in-depth, holistic assessment of English language learning in each of seven Latin American countries: Argentina,...
14 April, 2015
In May 2014 we published a video of Winnie Pang during her first class with a group of very young learners. In this video, we meet Winnie and her class again at the end of the school year.
11 April, 2015
Edited by Professor Chris KennedyThis publication provides an informed overview of English language teaching in the Islamic Republic of Iran from the viewpoint of local practitioners and researchers...
30 March, 2015
English proficiency levels in Brazil are still very low, with only around 5% of Brazilians stating they have some knowledge of English. How can effective English teaching be implemented to reach the...
30 March, 2015
Blandine Akoue, Jean-Clair Nguemba Ndong, Justine Okomo Allogo, Adrian Tennant‘Starter Teachers: A methodology course for the classroom’ is aimed at equipping teacher trainers in low-resource...
19 March, 2015
Do you have problems drawing people and actions on the board for your students? In this video, Paul Millard from British Council Vietnam gives us some great drawing tips and shows us how to do this...
2 March, 2015
Edited by George Pickering and Professor Paul GunashekarThis volume is a compilation of some select presentations made at the fourth International Teacher Educator Conference on the theme 'Innovation...
25 February, 2015
Edited by Simon BorgThis collection is drawn from papers and presentations at the Ideals and Realities: Continuing Professional Development for Preparatory Year Instructors conference in Hacettepe...
11 February, 2015
Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Lucy Norris and Jim DonohueThis guide is for anyone interested in teaching and learning languages, and thinking about teaching practices. It sets out a philosophy and proposes a...
Publications:  	English as a medium of instruction – a growing global phenomenon
15 January, 2015
Julie DeardenThis report is an attempt to set out a global view of English Medium Instruction today. It is a bird's eye view or a snapshot of the views and issues involved when implementing EMI. The...
1 December, 2014
Edited by Hamish McIlwraithIn October 2013, the British Council hosted the tenth International Language and Development Conference, which coincided with reviews of progress worldwide towards the 2015...
1 December, 2014
David HayesThis accessible and informative report considers current best practice for teaching English as a Foreign Language in the primary sector. Based on three case studies of high performing...
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4 November, 2014
In this video, the theme is ways of correcting mistakes. Rachael Roberts, David Petrie, Sylvia Guinan, Lizzie Pinard and David Dodgson give practical tips and strategies we can use to help our...
22 October, 2014
In this talk Rod Bolitho offers a comprehensive view of what constitutes CPD, and outlines the benefits such a perspective can offer to individual teachers, institutions and professional networks.
14 October, 2014
Teacher talk is a series of videos featuring some of our TeachingEnglish Associates speaking about important teaching issues.In this video, the theme is building and retaining vocabulary. Adam...
29 September, 2014
Compiled by Richard Smith of Warwick University, with Seongsook Choi, Imogen Liggins and Gosia Sky, the Directory of UK ELT Research 2011-12 contains a total of 721 entries from 60 different...
29 September, 2014
Caroline Linse, Stephen van Vlack and Oscar BladasThis paper highlights a little-discussed global issue: the importance of school-home communications in supporting effective language learning by...
19 September, 2014
The theme of this video is encouraging speaking. Adam Simpson, Lizzie Pinard, Rachael Roberts and George Chilton look at why some students are reluctant to use English. They then provide a number of...
15 September, 2014
Edited by David HayesWith thirteen stimulating papers covering a wide range of geographical areas and educational contexts, this publication will interest anyone involved in the continuing...
15 September, 2014
Edited by David MallowsThis new book from ESOL Nexus is about the role of language in the integration of migrants. The writers of the chapters are all engaged in the education of migrants as teachers...
18 August, 2014
Barbara Skinner and Helen HouHow do university supervisors and host teachers evaluate the teaching practice performance of non-native English language teacher trainees? This paper explores this...
16 July, 2014
Lixian Jin, Changsheng Jiang, Jie Zhang, Yuan Yuan, Xiaohua and Qun XieThis paper investigates attitudes, perceptions and motivations of Chinese primary school pupils and their parents towards the...
4 July, 2014
Teaching teenagers is a lot more than just methodology and materials. Helping them to overcome some of the difficulties that can affect their creative ability is one of the key challenges teachers...
3 July, 2014
Teacher talk is a new series of videos featuring some of our TeachingEnglish Associates speaking about important teaching issues. In this video, the theme is student motivation.
23 June, 2014
Simon Borg, Marilisa Birello, Isabel Civera and Theresa ZanattaWhat impact does pre-service English language teacher education have on trainees’ beliefs? This paper explores this question through an...
19 June, 2014
This new revised edition of 'Tell it Again!' shows how a story-based methodology brings together the best of primary English language teaching and the rich and motivating resource of children’s...