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The English-Speaking Union and the British Council partnered to present the third English Language Council Lecture, which celebrates Shakespeare and the English language. The lecture, with Ben Crystal, marked the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. February 2014, London.

So, you want to put your creative talents to good use by designing excellent and engaging materials for your English lessons but you don’t know how to get started. Look no further! Rachael Roberts, in less than an hour, gives you the material design recipe you’ve been looking for!

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.

'Why was that funny?'. Humour is inextricably part of language and culture, and therefore understanding humour in English is a vital communication competence for all language learners to develop. This talk focuses on the challenges that international students face when dealing with humour.

Are your students too low a level to take the IELTS exam? Are you racing against the clock to get those A2 or B1 students to B2 or even C1 level in time to pass the exam? This poses real challenges for the IELTS teacher! Watch this seminar for some useful practical advice.

 

Laila El-Metoui focuses on strategies for integrating Equality and Diversity within English teaching practice, to foster a positive atmosphere conducive to learning. February 2014, London.

Johanna Stirling presents some common human characteristics and how they affect learning and classroom behaviour. January 2014, London.

 

Lucinda Hawksley looks at the language and images employed by British journalists, propagandists and artists during the First World War. This lecture looks at the vision of war that those in Whitehall wanted to be portrayed – as well as that which was created by those at the front line. November 2013, London.

Rupert Lezemore presents ideas for using diagrams to present both grammar and vocabulary. November 2013, Glasgow.

Kathryn Board and Teresa Tinsley present the Language Trends Survey, which is the only school-focussed, subject-specific research exercise of its kind. November 2013, London. 

Brita Haycraft, co-founder of International House and winner of the 2013 ELTons Lifetime Achievement Award, presents some practical ideas for improving learners' pronunciation. October 2013, London.
 

Victoria Boobyer talks about some practical ideas for activities using e-books in different contexts. September 2013, London.

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