Silvana Richardson will be talking about 'Evidence-based observation - tips and tools' in our webinar on Friday October 31 at 10am UK time.

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The ELTons

We are now accepting applications for the 2015 ELTons, the only awards to celebrate innovation and excellence in English language teaching (ELT) from around the world.

Find out how to apply for an ELTon


Read our latest book: Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers.

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Watch recordings of our latest webcasts or take a look at our latest film with Michael Rundell and browse many more seminar recordings.


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We have created the EnglishAgenda podcasts to bring you some of the latest news about English language teaching from around the world.

Listen to the latest podcast with Gail Ellis on the power of using storybooks to teach English

Welcome to EnglishAgenda!

Find out about the British Council's work in English, from our support for research to our partnerships with governments. You can also browse our track record in ELT projects around the world.

If you work in English teaching in the UK, you can find out about our events and the work of other ELT providers. We also have a CPD programme for teachers in association with EnglishUK. 

Finally if you want to study in the UK, find out more about aspects of life in this country!

Latest Video


Watch this special Dylan Thomas centenary celebration for English language teaching professionals, held in London and streamed live online. Hannah Ellis, granddaughter of Dylan Thomas, is our special guest speaker and is joined by Guy Masterson, Olivier Award winner and recipient of Edinburgh Fringe Festival accolades.

Study in the UK


Studying and living in the UK can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life, opening the doors to a fantastic future.

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We are your best starting point for learning English. We have 500,000 learners, over 2,000 teachers, 80+ teaching centres in 49 countries; and a course that is perfect for you.

We can give you the confidence and skills you need to communicate effectively in English. With over 70 years of English language teaching experience, we can help you achieve your goals. See English courses available in your country.

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IELTS can help you to meet the English language requirements if you are thinking of studying or working abroad.  We offer IELTS exams in our centres across the globe, throughout the year. Find out how you can take IELTS with us.