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Edited by George Pickering and Professor Paul Gunashekar, this publication is a compilation of a selection of presentations made at the fifth international Teacher Educator Conference held in Hyderabad, India from 27 February to 1 March 2015.

Edited by Hamish McIlwraith

This collection of research papers is an outcome of two Regional Hornby Schools hosted by the British Council in Abuja, Nigeria in 2014 and 2015. They cover a range of topics concerning English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) in relation to national language-in-education policies in a number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia, Rwanda and Nigeria.

The 'English My Way' programme provides meaningful professional development to ESOL teachers with little previous training in community organisations across England. This talk demonstrates how this has been achieved and looks at lessons learned.

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 survey of EMI in Higher Education in Kurdistan provides an overview of recent research and draws on responses from academics in thirteen universities to outline their experiences and views.

The book ‘Language and Social Cohesion in the Developing World’ brings together fifteen of the most important papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Language and Development held in Colombo in 2011.

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.

With the aim to support policy and programme development, this research provides an in-depth, holistic assessment of English language learning in each of seven Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.

Drawing on findings from a mixed methods research project investigating global practices in teaching English to young learners, this webinar identifies key factors affecting the implementation of primary school English.

Edited by Professor Chris Kennedy

This publication provides an informed overview of English language teaching in the Islamic Republic of Iran from the viewpoint of local practitioners and researchers, for the enrichment of ELT professionals worldwide.

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