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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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This teaching pack is based on materials developed by the British Council in co-operation with the BBC World Service. Creative Ways, a series of six radio programmes, was inspired by the British Council’s 15th Oxford Conference on Teaching Literature Overseas held in 2000. The theme of the conference was ‘From Critical Reading to Creative Writing’ and some of the key ideas that emerged were developed by the programme series.

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

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.

Given the breadth of learning needs in any classroom, how can schools best develop policies and practice to respond to this diversity? This webinar demonstrates how to develop a whole school approach to SEN, from policy to practice.

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.

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 last article in the series promoting the latest British Council publication, ‘Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers’ we hear from Isabela Villas Boas who talks about her own experience of continuing professional development through contributing to the book.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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