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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 'Planning lessons and courses'. 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 January, 2022
Watch a recording of this webinar with Dinesha Senaratne anfd Anju Moses.
16 December, 2021
Watch a recording of our webinar with Sarah Smith and Claire Steele, looking at increasing the level of challenge in...
16 October, 2021
This report documents the learning from the PRELIM project.
1 March, 2021
Watch a recording of our second webinar with David Heathfield, looking at storytelling in face-to-face teaching.
7 January, 2021
Watch a recording of this webinar with David Heathfield, looking at online storytelling.
23 July, 2020
Download this professional practice pathways document to help you develop your skills in the professional practice '...
17 October, 2019
This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at planning lessons and courses.
28 September, 2019
Watch a recording of this talk by Bella Szyszkowska and Ella Watkins from the World Teachers' Day web conference 2019.
17 March, 2019
This webinar with Judy Boyle looks at how to integrate difficult topics in the language classroom.
9 September, 2017
Watch a recording of this talk by Nik Peachey, looking at how to integrate a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals...
9 September, 2017
Watch a recording of this panel discussion with Chrysa Papalazarou, Linda Ruas, Malu Sciamarelli and Adrian Tennant.
3 August, 2017
This handbook offers a set of activities that teachers tried out in the Indian school classrooms with children of 8 to...
8 February, 2017
This paper outlines findings and guidelines on English for Specific Academic Purposes cross-continent link-ups.
12 December, 2016
Lewis Lansford, co-author of Keynote, winner of the 2016 British Council ELTon award for Excellence in Course...
21 October, 2016
This paper reports on learning and teaching of English to primary pupils in government schools in Egypt.
28 September, 2016
This research report presents ‘bottom-up’ perspectives on teacher and learner attitudes to varieties of English.
20 July, 2016
This project engaged teachers and learners to explore important issues in Indian primary English classrooms.
28 December, 2015
This paper investigates attitudes and perceived experiences of English learning by Chinese kindergarten children.
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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...
14 October, 2014
Teacher talk is a series of videos featuring some of our TeachingEnglish Associates speaking about important teaching...
19 September, 2014
The theme of this video is encouraging speaking. Adam Simpson, Lizzie Pinard, Rachael Roberts and George Chilton look...
19 June, 2014
This is a new revised edition of 'Tell it Again!' a story-based methodology for primary English language teaching. 
26 September, 2011
This document, from 1983, offers a selection of project case studies and commentaries from various African contexts.
26 September, 2011
This book was produced following the Hornby workshop on language improvement for teachers in Senegal in 2009.
15 November, 2010
What kind of warmers do you use with your students?
27 February, 2008
A teaching pack based on materials developed by the British Council in cooperation with the BBC World Service.
28 December, 2007
This publication promotes understanding of other cultures and reflection in order to avoid cultural bias and challenge...
28 December, 2007
Action Plan for Teachers is a practical guide for teachers of English.
8 January, 2016
Watch a recording of Rachael Roberts' webinar from January 2016 where she looked at a number of motivating writing...
29 July, 2015
The focus of this book is on practical activities which can help to nurture, develop and motivate our students.