Our associate bloggers on TeachingEnglish will be writing about issues related to CPD and will be discussing their ideas about mentoring, teacher research, how to make professional development sustainable; as well as how we can learn about teaching and learning by listening to our learners and talking to other teachers. Visit the TeachingEnglish blog section.

Listen to a fascinating podcast with Alison Barrett, Director of English for Education Systems, South Asia who discusses her ideas on CPD, related to her experiences from her extensive work with teachers and policy makers in India.

Read daily thought-provoking extracts from the new innovations publication on EnglishAgenda to get you contemplating different aspects of CPD. Visit our CPD articles pages.

Participate in an exciting series of twice-daily live webinars for teachers, teacher trainers and all ELT professionals interested in the practicalities of CPD on the following topics:

Monday 24 November: 'CPD that works' with Silvana Richardson. Watch the webinar recording.

Tuesday 25 November: 'What Lies Beyond? CPD with Lasting Impact' with Jo Stirling. Watch the webinar recording.

Wednesday 26th November: 'Watch, learn, practise: video based CPD and collaboration' with Loraine Kennedy. Watch the webinar recording.

Thursday 27th November: 'Teacher-research as CPD, in practice' with Richard Smith and Paula Rebolledo. Watch the webinar recording.

Find further information about our series of free webinars on our CPD webinars pages.

Friday 28 November – Join the global publication launch broadcast live from London and Delhi.
Don’t miss this exciting, truly international event hosted live from both Delhi (India) and London (UK) which will stimulate thought-provoking debate on the significance and positive impact of continuing professional development at all levels – from practising teachers and learners, to the state and policy-making level.
Join speaker sessions broadcast from Delhi and London, as well as a panel of experts linked seamlessly across both locations, and streamed live online for participants around the world. Contribute your comments, pose questions and share experiences to this interactive global debate on Twitter #ELTCPD
Friday 28 November
Watch a video of the sessions and panel discussions.


Tim Phillips, British Council Head of Teacher Development and Alison Barrett, British Council Director, English for Education Systems, South Asia

The continuing professional development policy think tank: an innovative experiment in India
Amol Padwad, Head of English, J. M. Patel College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Bhandara

Different teacher learning for different stages of our careers
Tessa Woodward, Editor, The Teacher Trainer Journal

International panel discussion: London, Delhi and live online:

Can continuing professional development change lives?

Chair: Rod Bolitho, ELT author, trainer and consultant and Academic Director at the Norwich Institute of Language Education (NILE)

Amol Padwad, Head of English, J. M. Patel College, Bhandara

Krishna Dixit, Head, Department of English, Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Seloo

Alison Barrett, Director, English for Education Systems, South Asia, British Council

Tessa Woodward, Editor, The Teacher Trainer Journal

Loraine Kennedy, ELT educational consultant, Secretary IATEFL Leadership and Management SIG

Find out more about the 'Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers’ publication, which is free to download.