Understanding the teaching context

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This volume takes stock of contexts around the globe in which English is being used and taught as a means of alleviating conflict and promoting security, stability and peace.

This book describes how the British Council has been working closely with the Venezuelan Education Ministry to strengthen the teaching of English in state schools, since 2014.

In this webinar on Thursday 16 November, we will discuss Develop EAP: A Sustainable Academic English Skills Course, winner of the 2017 British Council ELTons Award for Innovation in Learner Resources.

In this webinar on Saturday 2 December, we will discuss Peace Education in the Secondary School ELT Curriculum, winner of the 2017 British Council ELTons Award for Course Innovation.

Anna Rolińska, Bill Guariento and Nazmi Al-Masri

This research paper outlines how two parallel English for Specific Academic Purpose telecollaboration projects were organised between universities in Scotland and Gaza. The authors provide a set of guidelines that may encourage similar cross-continent link-ups between universities.

In this webinar recording from Saturday 19 November, Jason Anderson, winner of the 2016 British Council ELTon award for Local Innovation, explores how teachers of English working in large classes can develop local solutions to the challenges they face, by collaborating with colleagues in their school community and wider social environment.

Using examples from their new primary course Oxford Discover, co-authors Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina demonstrate in this webinar how inquiry-based learning stimulates curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking among students, encouraging learners to use their language skills in productive and meaningful ways.

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.

This webinar looks at the creative use of web tools and digital environments to deliver successful learning outcomes.

Since 2013 the British Council and Ministry of Education Chile Champion Teachers programme has been helping secondary school teachers engage in exploratory action research projects. This book provides nine easily accessible examples of such projects and highlights the achievements gained in spite of teachers' difficult working conditions.

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? 

This book consists of two pieces of preliminary research into ELT in Egypt to better understand the current situation particularly in the Basic and Secondary stages of education from the point of view of ministries, teachers, students, parents and employers.

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