English Teaching Talks - Integrating ICT

Use these videos from Nik Peachey about Integrating ICT in the classroom to help with your professional development.

About English Teaching Talks

English Teaching Talks is new series produced by the British Council and presented by English language teaching experts from around the world. Divided into 6 short episodes, each video gives practical and useful advice, and is designed to help you develop your skills as an English language teacher in a number of different areas. 

Other episodes in the series are available. Click or tap on the title of the talk to visit the page:

About the videos

In this series of six short videos, Nik Peachey helps us with many important issues about integrating ICT (Information and Communication Technology), including a framework to help think about how we integrate ICT, sources and the motivation for using ICT for our professional development, practical ideas for class to build both language and digital literacies, criteria to help choose the best apps for your learners and guidance on how to plan blended work. Below is a list of each video. All videos include subtitles in English:

Video 1: Why should you integrate ICT in teaching (3:41 minutes)

Video 2: How to integrate ICT in the classroom (3:46 minutes)

Video 3: How can ICT support professional development (3:34 minutes)

Video 4:  Using ICT to develop language and digital skills (3:48 minutes)

Video 5:  How to select apps to support student learning (3:47 minutes)

Video 6: How to incorporate ICT in teaching (4:10 minutes)


To integrate ICT effectively, Nik says that teachers need:

  • a framework to help see how to use ICT to increase learning impact.
  • to know how to use ICT as a tool for their own development.
  • ideas for developing language and digital literacies using ICT.
  • to be able to select the best apps to use in class for their context.
  • to know how to integrate ICT into a design for blended learning.

Pre-viewing task

Before you watch the videos, think about the questions below. If you are using this resource as part of your professional development in your institution, discuss the questions below with your colleagues

  1. Why do you choose the ICT options you use? 
  2. What sites or apps would you recommend to a colleague who is starting to integrate ICT? Why?
  3. Which ICT tools have made the most difference to your learners’ language and/or digital literacy skills?
  4. How do you ‘mix’ or ‘blend’ ICT tools and face to face contact into your courses? Why?
  5. What ideas would you expect to be included in the video? Why?

While viewing 

What ideas does Nik give for each of the teacher needs specified in the rationale above?

After viewing

  1. Which ideas would work well in your context? Why?
  2. What ideas would you add?
  3. What are you going to do as a result of watching this video?
  4. Was this a good choice of ideas for the video? Why/ why not?

Watch the introduction below and watch all six videos in the series on YouTube

Youtube Video


Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 02/14/2022 - 09:36

In reply to by Nato Javakhia

Hello Nato

You don't need to enrol to watch this series of videos - simply click on the link above. This will take you to YouTube where you can watch all the videos in the series.


TE Team

Submitted by vicenteaguilar on Thu, 01/20/2022 - 13:31

Thanks a lot for all these materials

Hi Glory

You don't need to enrol - you can watch all of the video content on this page, or by clicking on the Youtube link above, where you can watch all of the videos.


TE Team


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