Understanding the teaching context

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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.

 

This seminar explores some of the key issues facing practitioners and policy makers in the teaching of English for those within the youth criminal justice system. December 2012, London.

In this seminar, Gavin Dudeney gives a short history of the use of technology in education, followed by how the use of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, can be used for English language learning.

Language acquisition can be hindered if learners are not in an environment which is conducive to fostering a welcoming atmosphere where all feel free to talk about themselves. This is particularly relevant to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) ESOL learners. Through workshops and talks, this conference aimed to equip ESOL practitioners with practical ideas to address these important issues. October 2012, London.

Luke Meddings explores ways to build memorable lessons and lesson sequences using non-‘teaching’ stimulus that is readily available to teachers and learners in the UK and elsewhere. September 2012, London.

Edited by David Mallows
 
This collection brings a wealth of ideas and practices in English language teaching, and aims to stimulate new thinking and experimentation, by providing accounts of innovative experiences from a range of national and international contexts. The focus of this volume is on English language teaching for migrants and refugees.

Huw Jarvis takes English language teachers on the journey from the origins of computer assisted language learning in English Language Teaching to the modern world of English usage and mobile phones, and discusses what implications this has on English language learning and teaching today.

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.

Kathleen M. Bailey's session approaches the topic of learner autonomy in the contexts of conversations in the target language. June 2012, London.

This very practical and teacher-friendly publication was produced following a Hornby workshop on teaching large classes in Ethiopia in 2006.

Edward de Chazal and Sam McCarter give a brief overview of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and discuss the content and preparation of an EAP syllabus. May 2012, Manchester.

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