CPD for teacher trainers

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Whether you are a teacher, a teacher trainer or an ELT manager, this highly relevant session provides a summary of both coaching and mentoring skills, which can be used to help people achieve their language learning goals, professional development objectives, and/or career ambitions.

What is CPD? How can we create a culture of development in your school – this talk will look at how to establish a culture of CPD in your school, how to support your teachers’ learning goals and how to tailor the CPD programme to your teachers’ needs.

Edited by Susan Sheehan
The British Council works closely with universities and other research institutions to fund and publish ELT research. The Research Papers series gathers together the outputs of these partnerships and collaborations. This volume gathers together research published since 2009. This volume also includes reports of research not conducted within the Partnership scheme.

Edited by Brian Tomlinson and Claire Whittaker

Blended learning is an area of ELT that continues to be of interest to practitioners in the field. Despite this, little can be found in the literature on blended learning course design or detailed descriptions provided of blends used in ELT contexts. This publication, which contains twenty case studies from around the world, addresses this deficit by illustrating blends being employed on EAP, ESP, Teacher Development and general EFL courses.

Edited by Hamish McIlwraith

This collection of papers is the product of a major, high level conference on language-in-education policy which was convened  by the British Council and took place in Juba, South Sudan, in 2012. Some of the most prominent academics and organisations from across Africa and beyond contributed to the event, and to this publication.

Edited by Julian Edge and Steve Mann

This publication will interest and stimulate anyone who is involved in planning and providing education and training for teachers of English before they take up their positions in educational institutions. It brings together, in fourteen papers, a wealth of innovative, practical experiences and ideas from differing contexts across the world. We hope that it will provide a catalyst for new discussions and approaches in pre-service education, for the benefit of future teachers and their learners.

Edited by Ben Gray & Mark Krzanowski

An edited collection of the papers presented at the ELT Conference with the same title in Khartoum, Sudan, March 2010. The conference highlighted the fact that demand from both the public and private sectors for graduates with good English skills is now at an unprecedented level and that the current provision of ELT at university level is in urgent need of reform. The papers focused on the key issues regarding ELT – namely curriculum reform, teacher training, language testing, using new technologies and engaging the private sector.

Case studies from around the British Council’s global network

This collection of case studies aims to share some experiences in promoting positive attitudes and thinking around specific needs. It also aims to describe teaching and classroom management strategies to create an inclusive learning environment and positive experience for English language learners with specific needs.

Edited by Dr Christopher Tribble
 
Drawing on a wide range of international experience, this new collection focuses on the challenges of designing and implementing English language teaching change projects.

Edited by Fiona Copland and Sue Garton with Monika Davis

This is a book for primary school teachers of English written by primary school teachers of English. It brings together the experience and expertise of teachers from around the world to provide a range of stimulating and exciting classroom activities for the primary classroom.

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The second Primary Innovations Research Seminar in Bangkok, March 2008 was a regional information sharing forum where the results of British Council research were presented. There were also status reports on our projects to support teacher trainers and teachers.

Edited by Dr Philip Powell-Davies

This volume brings together papers and presentations from a three-day Primary Innovations Regional Seminar held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in March 2007. It covers a range of issues including: language policy and planning across both primary and secondary levels; teacher training systems; the implications of introducing systemic change; curriculum reform, and case studies. A summary report of the research undertaken in eight countries on primary ELT prior to the seminar concludes the volume.

Edited by Simon Borg

This collection is drawn from papers and presentations at the Ideals and Realities: Continuing Professional Development for Preparatory Year Instructors conference in Hacettepe University, Ankara, in 2014. The eight case studies in this volume describe how CPD has been managed in different institutional contexts in Turkey.

This webinar outlines the background and aims of the European Profiling Grid (EPG) and looks at how practising teachers and teacher educators of any language can assess competences in order to identify areas to develop further. 

The British Council and IATEFL have produced a new handbook for teachers' associations, called Running an Association for Language Teachers. It provides advice and ideas for how associations can run themselves successfully and provide good services to their members.

Watch the recording of a webinar held on World Refugee Day (20 June) describing how the British Council's Certificate in Secondary English Language Teaching course is being used with United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) trainers and teachers working with the refugee population in Palestine.

In this webinar Silvana Richardson shows strategies and simple digital recording tools which can be used to ensure that the information gathered when observing lessons is objective and based on evidence.

Blandine Akoue, Jean-Clair Nguemba Ndong, Justine Okomo Allogo, Adrian Tennant

’Starter Teachers: A methodology course for the classroom’ is aimed at equipping teacher trainers in low-resource contexts with skills and techniques they can use to play an active role in starter teachers’ continuous professional development. The book is the work of participants from a Hornby Regional School held by British Council Senegal in Libreville, Gabon in September 2014.

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.

A selection of papers presented at IATEFL 2010 by British Council staff. Find a range of articles on various themes such as educational change, the development of teacher trainers, the application of new technologies to English teaching, and aspects of classroom teaching as well as issues facing ELT such as inclusion and diversity, sustainability and politics.

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