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11 Dec 2019

In this article, Vicky Saumell looks at some considerations for developing your own materials.

22 May 2019

How can we prepare students for a shrinking world, while teaching them language?

10 May 2019

Originated from comics, and possessing the natural attraction provided by the combination of arts, the graphic novel has survived and...

22 Mar 2019

Planning a broad outline for a sequence of lessons may be highly motivational!

05 Sep 2018

In this article, experienced writers Katherine Bilsborough and Cheryl Palin discuss their strategies for writing stories for primary and...

23 Mar 2018

What can we do to add value with higher levels?

16 Dec 2017

Reading can be quite boring, and very teacher centered as monitoring is necessary.

16 Dec 2017

When I first started teaching A0, one of the greatest challenges was not knowing what to do with the students.

27 Sep 2017

The Image in English Language Teaching is a book edited by Kieran Donaghy and Daniel Xerri with contributions from several prominent...

25 Jul 2017

The best textbook is the one you wrote yourself

09 Dec 2016

One thing the world of ELT doesn’t seem to be lacking is materials.

08 Sep 2016

I’ve thought for a long time that texts in coursebooks, both listening and reading, may be the most neglected resources available for...

31 May 2016

I’m not the kind of teacher who you usually find hovering round the photocopier, or laminating pretty pieces of card to use in class....

30 May 2016

With so many resources available, it can be difficult to let go

30 May 2016

When I first discovered Dogme, I was a teacher that depended fully on my coursebook and would ensure that each lesson I taught would...

18 May 2016

Which resources we choose and why.

27 Jan 2015

In November 2014, at The Image Conference in Córdoba, Spain, we presented a short video called A Visual Manifesto for Language Teaching...

06 Jan 2015

Many schools, especially those with small English Language Learner populations, do not create separate classes for Beginners and...

01 Oct 2014

The purpose of this article is to provide some guidance through the wealth of available materials and support, to provide a platform for...

16 Jun 2014

Like many good stories, the story of our Cup Song starts with a little something which gradually increases and gets much bigger than...

17 Feb 2014

Language learning has long been dependent on the coursebook.

17 Feb 2014

This is not the first time I’ve discussed or reflected on the use of course books in the classroom, neither, I’m sure, will it be the...

21 Jan 2014

English clubs come in many different guises. What they do all have in common, however, is that they provide an opportunity for English...

19 Sep 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...

17 Dec 2012

As online video-sharing sites have developed, a wealth of short clips on a variety of topics have become available for classroom use....

12 Apr 2012

On the British Council’s site for young learners - LearnEnglish Kids - there are lots of stories which you can use to motivate your...

12 Mar 2012

Graded readers or ‘readers' are books that have had the language level simplified to help second language learners read them.

06 Mar 2012

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and the British Council has been helping to celebrate his 200th birthday. One way that we have done...

20 Oct 2011

All classes are mixed ability to one extent or another. Extreme cases, when you have near native level speakers with beginners, can be...

07 Oct 2011

Music can play a really important part in the language classroom. It can change the atmosphere in the room within seconds.