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This webinar looks at the teaching of English as a Foreign language in pre-primary education and shares the results of a project which investigated the effectiveness of incorporating an English learning area into the children’s play options.

Gavin Dudeney talks about personal learning networks (PLNs) and provides some practical suggestions for how to develop your PLN using Twitter.

Find out more about the award-winning 'Talk English' project, which helps people with the lowest levels of English to build their confidence, access services and get more involved in the community, by training and supporting volunteers.

In this article Tessa Woodward explores ways to keep on developing as a teacher trainer and looks at how and why we should try to improve our training repertoire.

The webinar explores the reasons behind the failure to implement learner-centred approaches in developing world contexts. Attempts to promote a balanced approach to pedagogy through a teacher education project in Burma are showcased.

Diana Lea, Editor of the Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English, shows how the award-winning Dictionary of Academic English can support learners in reading academic texts and in using core academic vocabulary accurately and appropriately in their writing.

In this extract Marisa Constantinides presents activities to develop teachers' creative thinking skills.

In this extract, Libor Stepanek presents 'The creative approach to language teaching', which has been developed, tested and successfully implemented at Masaryk University Language Centre.

In this extract Judit Fehér gives tips to teachers on how to integrate creativity into everyday classroom practice.

In this extract, Brian Tomlinson looks at why we should be creative with our coursebook and suggests some interesting ideas for teachers to experiment with in class.

Alan Maley suggests some excellent ideas for how to set up the conditions in the classroom in order to enhance creativity.

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Katie Quartano and Paul Shaw's practical talk shows how Disabled Access Friendly’s award-winning resources can help teachers explore mobility disability issues, develop students’ social conscience, make lessons meaningful, and encourage critical thinking.

This webinar suggests how tutors can help international students who are entering Higher Education, to develop their academic writing skills, by focusing on reader expectation and on academic requirements and principles.

Using examples from their new primary course Oxford Discover, co-authors Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina demonstrate in this webinar how inquiry-based learning stimulates curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking among students, encouraging learners to use their language skills in productive and meaningful ways.

Julie Dearden

This report is an attempt to set out a global view of English Medium Instruction today. It is a bird's eye view or a snapshot of the views and issues involved when implementing EMI. The report is based on a recent worldwide survey conducted with British Council staff acting as informed respondents and covers 55 countries; countries which are promoting, resisting or sometimes even reversing EMI in schools and universities.

With the aim to support policy and programme development, this research provides an in-depth, holistic assessment of English language learning in each of seven Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.

Edited by Professor Chris Kennedy

This publication provides an informed overview of English language teaching in the Islamic Republic of Iran from the viewpoint of local practitioners and researchers, for the enrichment of ELT professionals worldwide.

This 96-page handbook, published in 2009, has been produced for English teachers, by English teachers. It provides you with good practical advice and ideas on how to become more aware and integrate aspects of equal opportunity and diversity into your work.

David Hayes

This accessible and informative report considers current best practice for teaching English as a Foreign Language in the primary sector. Based on three case studies of high performing education systems, the report’s recommendations will be of interest to anyone concerned with English at primary level.

Drawing on findings from a mixed methods research project investigating global practices in teaching English to young learners, this webinar identifies key factors affecting the implementation of primary school English.

This 54-page booklet comprises a collection of papers with contributions from leading researchers on global citizenship in language education in several corners of the globe. It provides not only sound theoretical frameworks for investigation but also practical findings for application in diverse segments of ELT, ranging from university environments to public schools and from EFL to ESL contexts.

In this article Tessa Woodward explores ways to keep on developing as a teacher trainer and looks at how and why we should try to improve our training repertoire.

Alan Maley suggests some excellent ideas for how to set up the conditions in the classroom in order to enhance creativity.

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