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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 'Taking responsibility for professional development'. 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.

10 November, 2021
This second publication presents nine more stories of exploratory action research by teachers in Mexico.
16 October, 2021
This report documents the learning from the PRELIM project.
20 July, 2021
Read a selection of practical blog posts from our most recent topics
15 January, 2021
Read all the latest posts by our TeachingEnglish bloggers.
25 November, 2020
Watch a recording of this webinar, recorded on 1st December 2020, about the effectiveness of Teacher Activity Groups.
6 November, 2020
This report examines use of a model of continuing professional development (CPD) called Teacher Activity Groups (TAGs).
4 October, 2020
Find out more about our World Teachers' Day 2020 web conference, a collaboration between IATEFL and British Council.
25 September, 2020
This published paper focuses on the impact of video on reflection.
23 July, 2020
Download the resources guidance to help you develop your skills in the professional practice 'Taking responsibility for...
21 May, 2020
A collection of self-access guides to help teachers plan and shape their professional development.
29 January, 2020
This book presents nine stories of exploratory action research by teachers in Mexico.
22 January, 2020
The Professional Award is the British Council’s qualification for Teacher Educators.
1 November, 2019
This book collects teachers' narratives and reveals the value of reflecting on experience.
30 October, 2019
This study reports on the use of technology-enhanced learning in a CPD (continuing professional development) context.
17 October, 2019
This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at taking responsibility for professional development.
3 October, 2019
This paper is a report of a narrative inquiry which aimed to analyse ELT teachers' stories of resilience.
28 September, 2019
Watch a recording of this talk by Lucy Norris at the World Teachers' Day web conference 2019.
28 September, 2019
Watch this talk by Roxana Zapata from the World Teachers' Day web conference 2019.
23 February, 2019
This report details and evaluates the range of video-based practices currently being used in language teacher education.
19 December, 2018
This paper reports on B-MELTT (Blending MOOCs for English Language Teacher Training).
30 October, 2018
Research is defined in the Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary as a careful study of a subject, especially in order to...
23 October, 2018
In this webinar panel discussion, we look at the future of teacher research. To mark the end of the International...
22 October, 2018
This guide looks at how to promote a positive attitude towards peer observation and a shared sense of collaboration.
22 October, 2018
Watch a recording of this webinar looking at practical ways to set up and implement teacher research. 
20 September, 2018
This book contains stories from the Champion Teachers Peru programme.
27 April, 2018
This book demonstrates ten teacher educators' professional reflective journeys through action research.
11 April, 2018
Ana Garcia-Stone discusses the process and benefits of a recent peer observation project.
24 November, 2017
The book is a collection of stories of success and of teacher-inquiry.
6 October, 2017
This is a comprehensive overview of the range and type of Master’s courses in English language teaching in the UK.
15 March, 2017
In this article, Simon Borg and Jon Parnham write about the benefits of mentoring schemes in the context of a large-...