Understanding the teaching context

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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.

Gavin Dudeney considers the question 'What is digital literacy?' and looks at the implications for teachers and learners. October 2011, Bournemouth.

The film explores the opportunities and challenges experienced by refugees newly arrived in the UK and engages with the need for refugees to develop their written and spoken English as soon as they arrive here. June 2011, London.

To stick to the IELTS coursebook can become boring and repetitive for learners. One way to spice up your lessons and to provide extra extensive practice for students is to produce your own learning materials. In this seminar, Sam McCarter provides guidelines and advice on producing materials for IELTS.

Sam McCarter provides an excellent overview of the common features of texts written in English for the IELTS exam in this seminar. All IELTS teachers, whether new to the exam or very experienced, will find valuable ideas to take into the English language classroom within this talk.

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