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 'Knowing the subject'. 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.

17 October, 2019
This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at knowing the subject.
3 May, 2019
Watch a recording of this 1-hour webinar on cross-cultural awareness with Dr. Susan Barduhn.
23 March, 2019
This book reports the results of the monitoring and evaluation of an innovative English Language Teaching training...
23 February, 2018
This research study used eyetracking methods to investigate how adults and young learners process readings which...
7 March, 2017
In this talk, Scott Thornbury looks at some of the basic principles of learning and education.
6 February, 2014
Watch a recording of this webinar with Lizzie Pinard, looking at learner autonomy and practical methods that we can use...
8 November, 2013
Watch a recording of David Petrie's webinar, where he looks at developing students' writing skills for success in exams.
23 September, 2013
Watch a recording of Adam Simpson's webinar, where he looks at exploring language through creative activities.
22 September, 2013
Watch a recording of this webinar with Averil Coxhead, focusing on the key points English for Specific Purposes (ESP)...
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27 June, 2013
The second Primary Innovations Research Seminar in Bangkok, March 2008 was a regional information sharing forum where...
11 June, 2013
Edited by Dr Philip Powell-DaviesIf you are interested in  how to effectively evaluate or assess English language...
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18 April, 2013
Edited by Susan Sheehan  The British Council works closely with universities and other research institutions to fund...
28 February, 2013
Edited by Julian Edge and Steve Mann This publication will interest and stimulate anyone who is involved in planning...
1 September, 2012
Watch a recording of this talk by Chia Suan Chong from November 2012.
26 June, 2012
Watch a recording of this webinar with Anthony Gaughan looking at the ingredients that go into making a great lesson.
17 March, 2012
Edited by Fiona Copland and Sue Garton with Monika Davis, this is a book for primary school teachers of English written...
29 February, 2012
Watch a recording of Fitch O'Connell's webinar looking at how to integrate short stories and poetry into the language...
23 August, 2011
Teachers often disagree on whether or not to use the phonemic chart in their lessons. Watch Peter and Clare argue for...
21 March, 2011
Watch a recording of Rod Bolitho's webinar about how to include a focus on thinking skills in the English language...
15 March, 2011
Watch a recording of this webinar with Hania Kryszewska, where she looks at focusing on lexis and the lexical approach.
5 May, 2010
How do you teach language to teenagers? There are lots of different ways - here are some suggestions.
18 November, 2009
As part of the British Council’s 75th anniversary celebrations, a number of publications are being re-launched online,...
28 December, 2007
This 44-page illustrated book on the subject of English Language Teaching covers the topics of planning and preparing...
4 January, 2011
How do you teach English pronunciation? One area often problematic for learners is stress timing. Watch Rachael below,...