Read an overview of the elements included in the professional practice 'Knowing the subject'

Resources for Knowing the subject

31 December, 2011
In this article I will briefly focus on how I try to develop listening skills with our young learners who are learning English as an additional language.
3 May, 2011
The emergence of so many different kinds (or 'varieties') of international English has caused a number of linguists to question the use of native speaker pronunciation models in the teaching of...
30 March, 2011
Whether you're starting with a new class or just changing direction a little the decision of how to structure a course without a coursebook can sometimes be difficult for a new or even experienced...
4 January, 2011
How do you teach English pronunciation? One area often problematic for learners is stress timing. Watch Rachael below, using chants and rounds to help her learners.
7 March, 2017
In this talk, Scott Thornbury looks at some of the basic principles of learning and education.
30 September, 2014
Using audio with text is the easiest extension from just using text. In its most effective form this consists of a recording being made of someone reading the narrative or poem. The recording might...
29 September, 2014
The 'Text and Activities' method is the most common approach to using fiction and poetry in the classroom. It is low tech in that all we really need are words on a page, but that conceals a problem...
27 September, 2014
Let us be sure about what we are talking about here. This is not an article examining films that have been made from books or their less common cousins, books made from films. That is another story...
14 July, 2014
What advice do you give your students when they ask how they can improve their English? One thing that teachers often advise is that students need to immerse themselves in the language: listen to...
26 March, 2014
Teaching Unplugged is the term used for a teaching method and philosophy which has three primary aims: teaching through conversation, taking out external input such as course book and technology and...
26 March, 2014
Neither strict dogmeticians nor techno evangelists, we are simply teachers who appreciate both a good Dogme moment and easy-to-use technology that makes our job easier and the learners more...
6 February, 2014
Recorded in February, this webinar looks at the topic of learner autonomy and suggests practical methods that we can use to encourage our learners to move towards being genuinely autonomous outside...
8 November, 2013
Theme: Practising writing for exams can be challenging for many students and it is often difficult for teachers to find ways to make writing practice motivating and worthwhile. This webinar...
23 September, 2013
Encouraging learners to explore the language through creative activities in class is not as difficult as it may at first appear. This webinar will firstly look at the barriers to creativity, then how...
22 September, 2013
/*-->*/ This is an IATEFL ESP SIG & British Council joint event.*This webinar focuses on the key points English for Specific Purposes (ESP) teachers need to know about using and evaluating...
23 July, 2013
Many newly qualified or inexperienced teachers tend to base their lesson planning on the traditional PPP approach (Presentation, Practice, Production) because it is reliable and it is a valid...
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27 June, 2013
The second Primary Innovations Research Seminar in Bangkok, March 2008 was a regional information sharing forum where the results of British Council research were presented.
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11 June, 2013
Edited by Dr Philip Powell-DaviesIf you are interested in  how to effectively evaluate or assess English language learning, this collection of papers – the proceedings from the British Council East...
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18 April, 2013
Edited by Susan SheehanThe British Council works closely with universities and other research institutions to fund and publish ELT research. 
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28 February, 2013
Edited by Julian Edge and Steve MannThis publication will interest and stimulate anyone who is involved in planning and providing education and training for teachers of English before they take up...

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