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By Gail Ellis and Jean Brewster

This new revised edition of 'Tell it Again!' shows how a story-based methodology brings together the best of primary English language teaching and the rich and motivating resource of children’s literature.

So, you want to put your creative talents to good use by designing excellent and engaging materials for your English lessons but you don’t know how to get started. Look no further! Rachael Roberts, in less than an hour, gives you the material design recipe you’ve been looking for!

Lucinda Hawksley looks at the language and images employed by British journalists, propagandists and artists during the First World War. This lecture looks at the vision of war that those in Whitehall wanted to be portrayed – as well as that which was created by those at the front line. November 2013, London.

Sue Kay and Karen Spiller tell us about their training modules in materials-writing skills, and their relevance to creating materials for your own classes, self publishing and teacher training.

Rupert Lezemore presents ideas for using diagrams to present both grammar and vocabulary. November 2013, Glasgow.

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.

Brita Haycraft, co-founder of International House and winner of the 2013 ELTons Lifetime Achievement Award, presents some practical ideas for improving learners' pronunciation. October 2013, London.
 

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice the British Council is proud to present: 'One must speak a little you know! (or how Lizzie got her man)'. June 2013, London.
 

 

Helen Ashton and Sarah Shepherd discuss features of English accents and our attitudes towards them. May 2013, London.
Edited by Paul Gunashekar, Amol Padwad, Daphne Pawelec
This volume is an anthology of some select presentations made at the first international conference of English language teacher educators on the theme 'Starting, stimulating and sustaining English language teacher education and development' held at Hyderabad, India on 22 - 24 January 2011.

This seminar, by Christopher J. Hall, is designed to encourage teachers and teacher educators to become aware of, and reflect on, their own conceptions of English forms and functions. May 2013, Manchester.

Everybody seems to have something terrible to say about English spelling. But how much of that talk is really true? And how much of it focuses on practical solutions for the English language classroom? Thankfully, Jo Stirling shines some positive light on the subject.

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This webinar explores some of the learner’s difficulties with reading and suggests practical strategies and techniques for teachers who want to support struggling readers and improve their reading comprehension.

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.

These presentations by Susan Sheehan and Brian North introduce the Core Inventory for General English. November 2010, London.

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice the British Council is proud to present: 'One must speak a little you know! (or how Lizzie got her man)'. June 2013, London.
 

 

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.

Richard Cauldwell presents low- and high-tech activities to help learners improve their understanding of authentic speech. January 2013, Bournemouth.

This research study used eyetracking methods to investigate how adults and young learners process readings which combine text, audio and pictures.

Pauline Moon explores the idea of 'language and literacy as social practices'. She uses activities and discussion to consider how to support learners in using the culturally situated language and literacy practices they encounter in daily life. December 2011, Leicester.

American and British examination systems have influenced testing and assessment all over the world. But did you know they are based on entirely different principles and perspectives? Watch this video with Barry O’Sullivan to find out more!

This workshop presents a genre/corpus informed EAP writing programme for MA students. Following a brief overview of the theoretical and practical bases of the writing development programme Chris Tribble and Ursula Wingate share examples of the teaching materials they are using. March 2012, London.

This webinar focuses on helping teachers, rather than learners, with developing their own creative thinking skills so that they, in turn can do a great job with their learners. There are useful ideas for teacher educators and teachers.

Watch the recording of this month's webinar. The presenters discuss how mobile technologies support active learner participation and look at the ways teachers can be guided to design language learning tasks to engage learners both in, and beyond the classroom.

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