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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 '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.

17 January, 2022
Watch a recording of this webinar with Ben Knight.
16 December, 2021
Watch a recording of our webinar with Sarah Smith and Claire Steele, looking at increasing the level of challenge in...
5 January, 2021
Watch a recording of this online panel discussion looking at language learning in lockdown.
13 November, 2020
This paper reports on a how English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is taught in universities in Bangladesh, Nepal,...
4 October, 2020
Watch a recording of Monique Bachman's session about maintaining students' academic 'fitness' during lockdown at the ...
23 July, 2020
Download the guidance to help you develop your skills in the professional practice 'Understanding learners'.
15 May, 2020
This project investigated teacher perspectives on well-being in their EAP classrooms in Saudi Arabia and the UK.
13 May, 2020
This paper draws together current thinking in digital engagement with voices from refugee communities.
13 May, 2020
This report explores the role of languages in the lives of young refugees in Jordan.
13 May, 2020
This report examines the impact of language on Syrian refugees.
16 April, 2020
Discover how very young children learn English as an additional language and how you can help them progress.
29 January, 2020
This book presents nine stories of exploratory action research by teachers in Mexico.
7 November, 2019
This paper explores the rapport between Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and English Medium Instruction. 
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 role of emotional and social competences as key components of effective classroom practice.
10 March, 2015
In this webinar, Ceri Jones looks at going back to basics with a class of beginners and shares her experience of...
1 December, 2014
This report considers best practice for teaching English as a Foreign Language in the primary sector.
16 July, 2014
This research studied attitudes, perceptions and motivations of Chinese primary school pupils.
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...
16 June, 2014
What benefits can English language skills bring to a person’s life, both professional and personal? 
23 September, 2013
Watch a recording of Adam Simpson's webinar, where he looks at exploring language through creative activities.
26 June, 2013
This video, with Professor Adrian Holliday, is an excerpt from a two-hour workshop filmed at the University of...
26 June, 2013
This video, with Professor Adrian Holliday, is an excerpt from a two-hour workshop filmed at the University of...