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

What does it mean to teach grammar inductively? What is the difference between inductive and deductive grammar teaching? When teaching English grammar, what happens if learners are encouraged to work out grammar rules for themselves? Catherine Walter’s session aims to explain the advantages there might be in teaching grammar in this way.

These excerpts were recorded at Jeremy Harmer and Steve Bingham's British Council Seminar, 'Touchable Dreams', held in London in April 2010.

Fitch O'Connell, BritLit Manager, talks about how to exploit literature in the classroom. This seminar took place in Manchester in December 2009.

These excerpts were recorded at George Pickering's British Council Seminar held in London in spring 2009.

These excerpts were recorded at Mario Rinvolucri's British Council Seminar held in London in 2009.

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

Have you ever considered what the English language would be like if there was no grammar? Or why in fact we need grammar in the first place?

In this entertaining seminar, Michael Swan illustrates why grammar exists and invites you to answer these questions through a selection of fun tasks.

The British Council sponsored the live-streaming of the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG - NATECLA London conference 'Accentuate: bringing pronunciation to the fore'. Here we have the session given by Piers Messum on 'What to teach before you teach sounds'.

An expert panel discuss the English language, who cares about it and whether we should be worried about the state of English today. September 2012, London.

Michael Rundell discusses the future of dictionaries. October 2012, London.

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