Watch over 50 recorded sessions and speaker interviews on the IATEFL online website.

Find out more about IATEFL and see full details of over 40 British Council sponsored presentations.

ELTons 2016

Find out which entries feature on the 2016 ELTons award shortlist. Sponsored by Cambridge English, the awards recognise and celebrate innovation in English Language Teaching.

See the shortlist for the 2016 ELTons

Research papers

The British Council works with universities and research institutions to fund and publish ELT research.


Read about recent research into English language teaching and learning


Continuing professional development

Read articles and watch videos about professional development.

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Milestone publications

For our 80th anniversary celebrations, we have added to our historical collection of publications that have set the agenda for ELT professionals throughout time.

Browse some of the latest additions to this historic collection

Welcome to EnglishAgenda!

Find out about the work carried out by the British Council to support English Language Teaching (ELT). Discover how the British Council contributes to research in ELT and works with governments on English projects around the world.

If you work as an ELT professional, visit our CPD (continuing professional development) section to get resources and articles on teacher training, materials writing, ELT management and research. In our seminars section we have an extensive bank of teacher training and development videos for you to watch.

Finally, if you want to study English in the UK, find out more about life in this country and get advice about UK visas and how to prepare for your UK study trip!

Latest Video


In this seminar, Alan Maley, Marisa Constantinides, Phuong Lee, Nik Peachey and Malu Sciamarelli discuss activities and ideas for introducing creativity 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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