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 'Understanding learners'. 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.

29 January, 2020
This book presents nine stories of exploratory action research by teachers in Mexico.
7 November, 2019
This report documents findings of a study investigating the relationship between Content and Language Integrated...
17 October, 2019
This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at understanding learners
14 February, 2019
Ken Wilson outlines ten ways to create an atmosphere that makes students want to come to class. January 2012, London.
13 September, 2018
To celebrate World Teachers' Day on 5 October, Rachael Roberts presented Using your brain: what neuroscience can teach...
13 September, 2018
To celebrate World Teachers' Day on 5 October, Neenaz Ichaporia, Manisha Dak and Chia Suan Chong presented ‘Native...
10 July, 2017
This webinar, with discussion and three presentations by Carol Lethaby, Phil Dexter and Philip Kerr, looks to address...
8 June, 2017
 James Taylor tells us what he's learned about teaching teenagers.
11 January, 2017
This paper explores the nature and role of emotional and social competences as key components of effective classroom...
10 March, 2015
In this webinar, Ceri Jones looks at going back to basics with a class of beginners and shares her experience of...
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1 December, 2014
This accessible and informative report considers current best practice for teaching English as a Foreign Language in...
16 July, 2014
Lixian Jin, Changsheng Jiang, Jie Zhang, Yuan Yuan, Xiaohua and Qun Xie  This paper investigates attitudes,...
4 July, 2014
Teaching teenagers is a lot more than just methodology and materials. Helping them to overcome some of the...
3 July, 2014
Teacher talk is a new series of videos featuring some of our TeachingEnglish Associates speaking about important...
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16 June, 2014
What benefits can English language skills bring to a person’s life, both professional and personal? This paper...
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1 December, 2013
Martin Lamb and Martin Wedell  What makes teachers motivating? This paper reviews the literature on motivational...
23 September, 2013
Watch a recording of Adam Simpson's webinar, where he looks at exploring language through creative activities.
7 March, 2013
This is a recording of Carol Read's live talk in Poland from February 2012.
8 January, 2013
The focus of this volume is on English language teaching for migrants and refugees.
Webinars
12 September, 2012
Watch a recording of this webinar about creative and learner-centred activities for teenagers and adults.
1 September, 2012
Watch a recording of this talk by Chia Suan Chong from November 2012.
25 October, 2011
Watch a recording of this webinar about learner-centred teaching with Sue Sheerin.
25 September, 2011
Watch a recording of Noreen Caplan-Spence's webinar about CLIL for secondary schools.
24 September, 2011
Watch a recording of this webinar about dealing with challenging learners.
14 June, 2011
What advantages can the English language bring to individuals and societies? The British Council commissioned the...
16 May, 2011
This publication consists of papers written by Brazilian ELT teachers and teacher educators between 2001 and 2010 as...
21 March, 2011
Watch a recording of Rod Bolitho's webinar about how to include a focus on thinking skills in the English language...
15 March, 2011
Watch a recording of this webinar with Hania Kryszewska, where she looks at focusing on lexis and the lexical approach.
8 January, 2010
This study, by Dr Simon Borg of the University of Leeds, assesses the impact that studying English has on students’...
10 November, 2008
This 54-page booklet comprises a collection of papers with contributions from leading researchers on global citizenship...

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