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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.

This report highlights the findings from a study into English language teachers’ attitudes and preferences for using technology for professional development in South Asia. The study was conducted with the support of the research agencies ZingerLabs and EZ Vidya, based in India, and surveyed 892 teachers across the region.

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.

This book presents an up-to-date panorama in Spanish of the teaching of English in state schools in Venezuela. It is aimed primarily at EFL teachers and researchers, as well as education authorities who design and implement language policy. The book is the result of an extensive research project carried out throughout the country by groups of researchers from ten local universities, under the coordination of the British Council in Venezuela.

Edited by Alan Maley and Nik Peachey

The focus of this book is on practical activities which can help to nurture, develop and motivate our students.

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.

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.

Dyslexic language learners have been long neglected in the field of language teaching despite the fact they constitute about ten percent of the student population. This webinar shares practical ideas from the award-winning DysTEFL project.

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.

English proficiency levels in Brazil are still very low, with only around 5% of Brazilians stating they have some knowledge of English. How can effective English teaching be implemented to reach the emerging middle classes? What are the aims and expectations of these learners? This report answers these questions and explores the specific needs of different groups. It is relevant to teachers, school managers, academics and policy makers interested in the teaching of English in Brazil.

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Since 2013 the British Council and Ministry of Education Chile Champion Teachers programme has been helping secondary school teachers engage in exploratory action research projects. This book provides nine easily accessible examples of such projects and highlights the achievements gained in spite of teachers' difficult working conditions.

Amol Padwad and Krishna Dixit
 
This bibliography will help raise awareness about CPD among teaching professionals by listing in one place a wide range of material dealing with numerous aspects of and perspectives on CPD. It will also be a useful resource for anyone who wishes to venture into CPD, whether as a researcher or a practitioner or both. 
 

Edited by Rod Bolitho and Amol Padwad

We hope that the ideas and experiences contained in this collection will provoke a more active and deeper interest in CPD, will lead to more experiments, innovations and research, and will help CPD to be seen as a central priority in teacher education, a development which is long overdue.

Edited by Alan Maley and Nik Peachey

The focus of this book is on practical activities which can help to nurture, develop and motivate our students.

This presentation, by Professor Lixian Jin & Professor Martin Cortazzi, discusses the key concepts of Cultures of Learning, and provides examples of international student experience in ways of learning, perspectives on educational success and how classroom behaviour and different expectations of learning and teaching can be taken for granted or misunderstood with intercultural consequences. March 2013, London.

This handbook has one simple purpose. That is, to provide some practical suggestions for language teachers. It may be that you are thinking about setting up an association or that you have already started an association and would like more ideas on certain aspects. The suggestions which are presented here are all based on the practical experience of teachers in many parts of the world.

Compiled by Richard Smith of Warwick University, with Seongsook Choi, Imogen Liggins and Gosia Sky, the Directory of UK ELT Research 2011-12 contains a total of 721 entries from 60 different institutions.

Miguel Á. Muñoz presents scientific research on the cognitive costs and benefits of learning a foreign language. June 2014, Cardiff.

Global demand for English is continuing to grow. Governments increasingly recognise the importance of English to their economies and societies, and individuals see English as a tool that can help them to fulfil their personal aspirations. However, there are complex issues and challenges associated with this scenario.

Increasingly around the world children are engaging in Early Childhood Education and Care (aged 0-7) before entering primary school. At the same time, there is an increase in the extent to which non English-speaking children are taught English through educational provision. This volume brings these two issues together by offering both evidence-based global reviews and more localised research-oriented reports on current issues in teaching children English through ECEC internationally.

Edited by Janet Enever

The ELLiE study provides a detailed insight of the policy and implementation processes for early foreign language learning programmes in Europe, giving a rich description of learner experiences and contexts for learning. Evidence is drawn from over 1,400 children, their schools, teachers and families in seven country contexts, exploring how early FLL is currently taking shape in Europe. The scale and longitudinal design of the study is likely to make many of the findings also highly relevant to other similar contexts.

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