Understanding the teaching context

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In February 2012, Carol Read gave a workshop at the British Council in Warsaw. Her talk covered a range of primary issues and she gave a number of invaluable tips about teaching primary students.

What makes your students want to come to your class? This seminar, with Ken Wilson, outlines ten ways to create an atmosphere that makes them want to do just that. January 2012, London.

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. 

In this seminar, Jamie Keddie shares a classroom technique for bringing storytelling to the YouTube generation. December 2011, London.

Pauline Moon explores the idea of 'language and literacy as social practices'. She uses activities and discussion to consider how to support learners in using the culturally situated language and literacy practices they encounter in daily life. December 2011, Leicester.

This presentation, with James Clarke, explores ways of applying cinema, and potentially filmmaking, to the classroom as a means of enhancing student engagement with issues of citizenship and self in relation to students' wider communities and related concerns. December 2011, London.

Judy Kirsh explores some of the different approaches involved in teaching basic literacy to ESOL learners who have no, or very little, literacy in English. December 2011, Leicester.

Case studies from around the British Council’s global network

This collection of case studies aims to share some experiences in promoting positive attitudes and thinking around specific needs. It also aims to describe teaching and classroom management strategies to create an inclusive learning environment and positive experience for English language learners with specific needs.

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.

Olwyn Alexander and Sue Argent show how EAP is different from ELT by comparing how the two approaches would deal with the same topic using different texts and tasks. November 2011, Glasgow.

In this talk, Russell Stannard introduces new, innovative ways of giving feedback using technology, which both inspire and motivate students to learn more successfully! Find out how to use free Jing screen capture software to provide feedback on students' written work.

British Council Seminars' first live lesson was taught by Luke Meddings. Watch footage of the 'dogme' lesson as well as a recording of the follow up question and answer session.  November 2011, London.

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