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This is the second time Jeremy Harmer and Steve Bingham have performed at BC Seminars, with the distinctive mix of poetry, music and language learning. February 2011, London.

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

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.

Action Plan for Teachers is a practical guide for teachers of English. It contains tips and suggestions for the English classroom that are suitable for the newly qualified teacher working in a language school, as well as the experienced teacher. This book covers the subject of the English language lesson – what to put in it, how to plan it, and how to put that plan into action.

Written by Clare Lavery and published in 2001, The 'Language assistant manual' is a guide and handbook for novice English language teachers taking their first steps into the classroom. Since the inception of the language assistants programme in 1904 many thousands of young people have benefited from this unique opportunity to spend an academic year in a foreign school.

This 54-page booklet comprises a collection of papers with contributions from leading researchers on global citizenship in language education in several corners of the globe. It provides not only sound theoretical frameworks for investigation but also practical findings for application in diverse segments of ELT, ranging from university environments to public schools and from EFL to ESL contexts.

BritLit has helped teachers from around the world to exploit English literature in the ELT classroom as a language tool. This book brings together a wide selection of useful articles all about the BritLit project.

The British Council and EAQUALS have joined together to create a core curriculum inventory for the English language based around key language points for each level, including grammar, vocabulary, discourse markers and functions. This booklet is of interest to anyone involved in curriculum development.

Filmed at the British Council in October 2010, this is the first part of Jamie Keddie's seminar, all about video in ELT.

Have you ever considered what the English language would be like if there was no grammar? Or why in fact we need grammar in the first place?

In this entertaining seminar, Michael Swan illustrates why grammar exists and invites you to answer these questions through a selection of fun tasks.

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.

These excerpts were recorded at Jeremy Harmer and Steve Bingham's British Council Seminar, 'Touchable Dreams', held in London in April 2010.

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All teachers want their students to be successful but are we including thinking skills, that will become life skills, with the four skills we are most comfortable teaching? 

These excerpts were recorded at Jeremy Harmer and Steve Bingham's British Council Seminar, 'Touchable Dreams', held in London in April 2010.

This is the second time Jeremy Harmer and Steve Bingham have performed at BC Seminars, with the distinctive mix of poetry, music and language learning. February 2011, London.

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.
 

Urszula Clark talks about 'English, speech and society' and draws upon recent, Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) funded research into the relationship between English and social, regional and national identities. April 2014, London.

Fitch O'Connell, BritLit Manager, talks about how to exploit literature in the classroom. This seminar took place in Manchester in December 2009.

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.

Have you ever considered what the English language would be like if there was no grammar? Or why in fact we need grammar in the first place?

In this entertaining seminar, Michael Swan illustrates why grammar exists and invites you to answer these questions through a selection of fun tasks.

This research paper explores the impact of studying for a degree among a group of Chinese Master’s students, some based in the UK, others ‘home based’ in East China.

The British Council sponsored the live-streaming of the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG - NATECLA London conference 'Accentuate: bringing pronunciation to the fore'. Here we have the session given by Piers Messum on 'What to teach before you teach sounds'.

This research report presents ‘bottom-up’ perspectives on teacher and learner attitudes to varieties of English across five global contexts (China, Thailand, India, Spain and Turkey).

An expert panel discuss the English language, who cares about it and whether we should be worried about the state of English today. September 2012, London.

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