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Jeremy Harmer and Steve Bingham present a performance to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, producing a show that fused excerpts from Dickens’ novels with original music. February 2012, London.

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.

Judy Kirsh explores some of the different approaches involved in teaching basic literacy to ESOL learners who have no, or very little, literacy in English. December 2011, Leicester.

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.

In this talk, Russell Stannard introduces new, innovative ways of giving feedback using technology, which both inspire and motivate students to learn more successfully! Find out how to use free Jing screen capture software to provide feedback on students' written work.

Olwyn Alexander and Sue Argent show how EAP is different from ELT by comparing how the two approaches would deal with the same topic using different texts and tasks. November 2011, Glasgow.

To stick to the IELTS coursebook can become boring and repetitive for learners. One way to spice up your lessons and to provide extra extensive practice for students is to produce your own learning materials. In this seminar, Sam McCarter provides guidelines and advice on producing materials for IELTS.

Sam McCarter's seminar looks at ways to effectively learn vocabulary for the listening module in the IELTS examination. The talk will appeal to all English language teachers who teach IELTS preparation courses. Did you know students are quite good at answering questions on a text they have never seen? That seems impossible, doesn’t it? Watch the video to find out how.

In this engaging, concise seminar, Sam McCarter outlines the key characteristics of the IELTS exam and the common features of each of the IELTS papers. The talk provides several tips and strategies for English language teachers helping their students prepare for the IELTS examination.

Sam McCarter provides an excellent overview of the common features of texts written in English for the IELTS exam in this seminar. All IELTS teachers, whether new to the exam or very experienced, will find valuable ideas to take into the English language classroom within this talk.

Jez Uden's seminar is about the importance of reading for pleasure among English language learners in the UK. March 2011, Brighton.

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!

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In this webinar recording Phil Dexter presents some different models of inclusion and identifies the skills, knowledge and understanding that can equip teacher educators in working with teachers in creating more inclusive classrooms and schools.

What does it mean to teach grammar inductively? What is the difference between inductive and deductive grammar teaching? When teaching English grammar, what happens if learners are encouraged to work out grammar rules for themselves? Catherine Walter’s session aims to explain the advantages there might be in teaching grammar in this way.

Sam McCarter provides an excellent overview of the common features of texts written in English for the IELTS exam in this seminar. All IELTS teachers, whether new to the exam or very experienced, will find valuable ideas to take into the English language classroom within this talk.

To stick to the IELTS coursebook can become boring and repetitive for learners. One way to spice up your lessons and to provide extra extensive practice for students is to produce your own learning materials. In this seminar, Sam McCarter provides guidelines and advice on producing materials for IELTS.

In this engaging, concise seminar, Sam McCarter outlines the key characteristics of the IELTS exam and the common features of each of the IELTS papers. The talk provides several tips and strategies for English language teachers helping their students prepare for the IELTS examination.

Sam McCarter's seminar looks at ways to effectively learn vocabulary for the listening module in the IELTS examination. The talk will appeal to all English language teachers who teach IELTS preparation courses. Did you know students are quite good at answering questions on a text they have never seen? That seems impossible, doesn’t it? Watch the video to find out how.

Dr. Chris Lima discusses the ways of teaching Shakespeare to English language learners in order to make them familiar with his plays while improving their vocabulary and language skills.

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.

Watch the British Council and the English-Speaking Union's English Language Council lecture, which focuses on the language of science and how to make science more publicly accessible. This lecture and discussion was recorded in London in November, 2014.

Hilary Nesi, Professor in English language at Coventry University, discusses the written genres university students are required to produce in different disciplines and at different levels of study. May 2012, Liverpool.

Helen Ashton and Sarah Shepherd discuss features of English accents and our attitudes towards them. May 2013, London.

Michael Rundell looks at who makes the rules about what makes language 'correct'? Is there one 'Standard English' which we all have to follow, or can we bend and break linguistic rules over time? This presentation gives an alternative (but equally rigorous) view of learning about language.

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