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Creativity in ELT

We have brought together ideas about creativity in the English language classroom in preparation for the launch of a brand new and exciting teacher resource book from the British Council.

Find details of webinars, a live streamed seminar and published extracts from the book!


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We are accepting applications for the ELTons 2016 awards from 1 September 2015 until 6 November 2015...
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For our 80th anniversary celebrations, we have added to our historical collection of publications that have set the agenda for ELT professionals throughout time.

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In this seminar, Alan Maley, Marisa Constantinides, Phuong Lee, Nik Peachey and Malu Sciamarelli discuss activities and ideas for introducing creativiety into the classroom. The event took place in London in June 2015 and celebrated the launch of a new British Council publication, 'Creativity in the English language classroom'. 

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