Understanding the teaching context

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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.

In this original and stimulating talk, Luke Meddings explains how you can find highly creative and unusual stimuli in everyday situations, that can be brought to class and used as teaching material.

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.

Simon Andrewes talks about English as a lingua franca, where English is used as a means of communication for work or study and where native speakers may, at best, be marginally involved. May 2012, Manchester. 

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.

In this practical technology-focused seminar, Amy Lightfoot explores opportunities for learning English by using mobile phones both in and out of the classroom.

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Edward de Chazal explains the challenges that EAP (English for Academic Purposes) learners face, and what teaching staff and lecturers need to do to make the task more manageable for them.

An invitation to learn from the author about the world of Little Bridge, the award-winning English Language Learning website/platform that has caught the imagination of young learners around the world.

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.

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.

This webinar focuses on helping teachers, rather than learners, with developing their own creative thinking skills so that they, in turn can do a great job with their learners. There are useful ideas for teacher educators and teachers.

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

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.

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.

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.

The 'English My Way' programme provides meaningful professional development to ESOL teachers with little previous training in community organisations across England. This talk demonstrates how this has been achieved and looks at lessons learned.

Do you conduct your English classes entirely in English, or do you use the learners’ own language in the classroom as well? Are you wondering how other teachers around the world use L1 and L2 in their teaching? This stimulating seminar puts the spotlight once more on the important subject of L1 versus L2 usage in the ELT classroom.

In this webinar on Saturday 9 December, we discuss Peace Education in the Secondary School ELT Curriculum, winner of the 2017 British Council ELTons Award for Course Innovation.

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