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Edited by Hamish McIlwraith

This is a collection of papers written by both UK and Arabic academics on the theme of how the growing knowledge and use of English is affecting the region. The researchers have tackled a broad range of topics: interfaith dialogue; the influence of English on individuals’ life chances; social inclusion; and English in the workplace.

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.

 

Hywel Coleman and Tony Capstick | 2012
 
This report contains recommendations regarding the development of policy for language in education in Pakistan. These recommendations are based on policy dialogues, a case study and the analysis of research findings.

 

Philida Schellekens uses the British Council’s ESOL Nexus project as a case study to demonstrate what types of research evidence can be used to underpin project planning and proposal writing. November 2012, Bristol.

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.

Michael Carrier talks about the work of TIRF (The International Research Foundation for English Language Education). June 2012, London.

A custom report compiled by Euromonitor International for the British Council

The British Council commissioned Euromonitor International to best map quantitative evidence of English language against the importance it imparts to individuals and countries. The countries researched are Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and Yemen. 

This collection of 20 essays is the first of a number of initiatives under the British Council Language Rich Europe project, a two and a half year initiative to explore language policy and practice, facilitate knowledge sharing, and promote multilingualism across Europe in partnership with the European Commission, EUNIC (European National Institutes of Culture) and around 30 further partner institutions. 

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.

Dr. Stephen Bax

The three reports published in this volume were commissioned within the research strand of the British Council Acess English project. They were prepared by Dr, Stephen Bax, following visits to Thailand, Indonesia and Korea in November and December 2009, during which the status of English Bilingual Education (EBE) in each country was investigated through a variety of data sources, including documentary data, school and classroom observations, and interviews with a range of stakeholders from the Ministry, schools and elsewhere.

Edited by Richard Johnstone

This report is a direct result of the first English Bilingual Education symposium held in Jakarta in June 2009 as part of the British Council Access English project. Set against global and regional contexts, the individual reports provide detailed insights into the policy, planning and implementation of programmes in four countries which require children to learn through more than one language.

Philida Schellekens presents findings from the Cambridge ESOL sponsored research she carried out into first and second language acquisition with a specific focus on reading. Spring 2011.

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