Understanding the teaching context

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This Resource Pack provides practical activities for teachers. While primarily for use in Latin America, the pack can be adapted to suit other international contexts, as a tool for understanding other cultures and promoting reflection in order to avoid cultural bias and challenge stereotypes.

Written by Clare Lavery and published in 2001, The 'Language assistant manual' is a guide and handbook for novice English language teachers taking their first steps into the classroom. Since the inception of the language assistants programme in 1904 many thousands of young people have benefited from this unique opportunity to spend an academic year in a foreign school.

This handbook has one simple purpose. That is, to provide some practical suggestions for language teachers. It may be that you are thinking about setting up an association or that you have already started an association and would like more ideas on certain aspects. The suggestions which are presented here are all based on the practical experience of teachers in many parts of the world.

This 96-page handbook, published in 2009, has been produced for English teachers, by English teachers. It provides you with good practical advice and ideas on how to become more aware and integrate aspects of equal opportunity and diversity into your work.

This book is about the English language in the 21st century: about who will speak it and for what purposes. It is a practical briefing document, written for educationists, politicians, managers - any decision maker or planning team with a professional interest in the development of English worldwide.

This study, by Dr Simon Borg of the University of Leeds, assesses the impact that studying English has on students’ lives.

In this seminar Dr Janet Enever and Jayne Moon look at how English is being taught at increasingly younger ages in an expanding number of countries. Their presentations draw on evidence from a recent international conference and related publication. September 2010, London.

Held at the British Council, London on June 15 2010, this event included presentations by four UK-based ESOL teachers/teacher trainers.

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