We have a wide variety of books and resources for you to download in pdf format, including case studies and insights from around the world. We also have several practical resource books with ideas for you to use in the English language teaching classroom.

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17 Oct 2019

This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at using inclusive practices.

17 Oct 2019

This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at taking responsibility for professional development.

17 Oct 2019

This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at integrating ICT.

17 Oct 2019

This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at assessing learning.

17 Oct 2019

This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at managing resources

17 Oct 2019

This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at knowing the subject.

17 Oct 2019

This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at managing the lesson.

17 Oct 2019

This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at understanding learners

17 Oct 2019

This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at planning lessons and courses.

26 Sep 2019

A resource book of strategies, activities and projects for the classroom.

10 Sep 2019

A collection of  self-access guides to help teachers plan and shape their professional development.

02 Apr 2019

In this publication we have drawn together research and learning from around the world, in papers which highlight the need for inclusive...

07 Feb 2019

In this self-study guide, teachers will find some useful theory and practice on managing lessons effectively, including short case...

23 Oct 2018

Download two useful guides on organising observations and watch three short videos by managers from three different centres.

22 Oct 2018

This guide looks at how to promote a positive attitude towards peer observation and a shared sense of collaboration, which will in turn...

31 Jan 2018

This is a practical handbook, written in a non-academic, teacher-friendly style, to show teachers how they can engage in research for...

23 Jun 2017
This publication provides innovative ideas for teaching creatively while raising awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development...
23 Jun 2017

This handbook provides practical advice and strategies for planning, managing and evaluating effective large-scale teacher education...

11 Dec 2015

The British Council’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework for teacher educators is a guide to the professional...

09 Nov 2015

The British Council's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework for teachers is for teachers of all subjects. It enables you...

29 Jul 2015

The focus of this book is on practical activities which can help to nurture, develop and motivate our students.

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30 Mar 2015

‘Starter Teachers: A methodology course for the classroom’ is aimed at equipping teacher trainers in low-resource contexts with skills...

19 Jun 2014

This new revised edition of 'Tell it Again!' shows how a story-based methodology brings together the best of primary English language...

17 Mar 2012

Edited by Fiona Copland and Sue Garton with Monika Davis, this is a book for primary school teachers of English written by primary...

27 Apr 2011

The British Council and IATEFL are pleased to launch a new handbook for teachers' associations, called Running an Association for...

01 Sep 2009

This e-book was originally published in print form by the Catalan Teachers of English Association, Associació de Professors d'Anglès de...

22 Dec 2008

This 96-page handbook has been produced for English teachers, by English teachers. It provides you with good practical advice and ideas...

27 Feb 2008

This handbook has one simple purpose: to provide some practical suggestions for language teachers.

27 Feb 2008

A teaching pack based on materials developed by the British Council in cooperation with the BBC World Service for those starting to...

27 Feb 2008

The Language Assistant manual was written as a guide and handbook for novice English language teachers taking their first steps into the...

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