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 'Managing the lesson'.
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16 June, 2014
Naeema Hann, Ivor Timmis, Ali Ata Alkhaldi, Beverley Davies, Carlos Rico Troncoso, Yong YiWhat benefits can English language skills bring to a person’s life, both professional and personal? This...
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13 June, 2014
This closing report was commissioned by the British Council to provide an overview of the European and local recommendations that came out of the Language Rich Europe project and in the likelihood...
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13 June, 2014
The Language Rich Europe (LRE) consortium, co-funded by the European Commission and the British Council, calls on European institutions and member state governments to initiate new policies to...
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13 June, 2014
Edited by Guus Extra and Kutlay YağmurThis report contains 25 detailed country and regional profiles, which focus on language policies and practices in the education sector, as well as in the media,...
26 May, 2014
Recorded on 12 June 2014, this webinar with Jo Budden takes a look behind the scenes of the LearnEnglish Teens website and focuses on its growing community. Jo looks at how the site is kept safe and...
8 May, 2014
In this video, Winnie Pang demonstrates several activities that can be used with 5 year-old children who are in their first English class of the year.
11 April, 2014
Recorded on 6 May 2014, this webinar with Ceri Jones explores how a range of micro writing tasks can activate language, encourage communication and aid class cohesion. She looks in particular, but...
6 February, 2014
Recorded in February, this webinar looks at the topic of learner autonomy and suggests practical methods that we can use to encourage our learners to move towards being genuinely autonomous outside...
23 January, 2014
Recorded in January 2014, this webinar by Sylvia Guinan looked at helping teachers to think for themselves about creative applications of technology. It was a very practical session with examples, as...
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16 January, 2014
Hywel ColemanThis publication examines the language situations in eight West African nations – Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo. It describes the roles...
Humour in the classroom
13 January, 2014
Our latest teaching tip looks at how using humour in the classroom can help with classroom management as well as create a warm atmosphere and help relax students.Watch Dale demonstrating some simple...
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1 December, 2013
Martin Lamb and Martin WedellWhat makes teachers motivating? This paper reviews the literature on motivational teaching and presents findings on the nature of inspiring teaching in two countries,...
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11 November, 2013
Martin Wedell and Martin Lamb This paper investigates the nature of inspiring English language teaching, reporting on observations of English language classes in China and Indonesia.
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11 November, 2013
This paper investigates readers’ mental processes when taking reading tests. It will be of particular interest to researchers and practitioners who are interested in the testing of reading skills.
8 November, 2013
Theme: Practising writing for exams can be challenging for many students and it is often difficult for teachers to find ways to make writing practice motivating and worthwhile. This webinar...
4 October, 2013
‘Our teacher is always stressed. All he does is shout, shout, shout. He needs to calm down, stop taking it out on us’I often hear this comment from children who are having problems with school....
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28 September, 2013
Edited by Dr Philip Powell-Davies and Professor Paul Gunashekar This volume is a collection of papers derived from the Third International Teacher Educators Conference held in Hyderabad, India from...
23 September, 2013
Encouraging learners to explore the language through creative activities in class is not as difficult as it may at first appear. This webinar will firstly look at the barriers to creativity, then how...
22 September, 2013
/*-->*/ This is an IATEFL ESP SIG & British Council joint event.*This webinar focuses on the key points English for Specific Purposes (ESP) teachers need to know about using and evaluating...
Stories waiting to be told - resources article - guest writers
19 September, 2013
The power of an image often doesn’t lie in the image itself, but in its ability to trigger images and stories in the minds of our students and create a need and a desire to communicate. There are...
14 August, 2013
This global survey provides an overview of recent policy decisions and trends in the area of teaching English to primary school children, in a wide variety of countries and regions. It will interest...
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8 August, 2013
Christopher J Hall, Rachel Wicaksono, Shu Liu, Yuan Qian and Xu XiaoqingThis report describes an online course, Changing Englishes, designed to raise awareness of the ‘plurilithic’ nature of English...
29 July, 2013
Online game-based learning has risen in popularity recently, but there is still some debate about how effective it is as a learning tool. Our latest tip, with David Gatrell, explores this area and...
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4 July, 2013
Edited by Rod Bolitho and Amol PadwadWe hope that the ideas and experiences contained in this collection will provoke a more active and deeper interest in CPD, will lead to more experiments,...
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4 July, 2013
Amol Padwad and Krishna DixitThis bibliography will help raise awareness about CPD among teaching professionals by listing in one place a wide range of material dealing with numerous aspects of and...
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27 June, 2013
Edited by Dr Philip Powell-DaviesThis volume is an anthology of twelve selected presentations on the theme of Assessing and Evaluating English Language Teacher Education, Teaching and Learning. 
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27 June, 2013
Edited by Paul Gunashekar, Amol Padwad, Daphne PawelecThis volume is an anthology of some select presentations made at the first international conference of English language teacher educators on the...
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27 June, 2013
The second Primary Innovations Research Seminar in Bangkok, March 2008 was a regional information sharing forum where the results of British Council research were presented.
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27 June, 2013
Edited by Dr Philip Powell-Davies This volume brings together papers and presentations from a three-day Primary Innovations Regional Seminar held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in March 2007. 
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13 June, 2013
Edited by Gary MotteramThis publication offers a different approach to the uses of learning technologies in the language classroom. 

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