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The ELT Journal has made all papers in the Special Issue focusing on ‘Teaching English to Young Learners’ (Vol. 68/3) freely available online (from 19th January - 2nd February).
If you would like to learn English for free with the British Council, then join this online course for learners. The course looks at British culture and examines English in use to help you improve your language skills. This is the second time this course has been run. The first course attracted over 120,000 registered participants!
Is there a website, blog or Facebook page that you regularly read to satisfy your curiosity about English? Where do you go for your English language resources? The annual Macmillan Dictionary Love English Awards 2014 is your chance to vote for your favourite online English language hub! Vote now!
The British Council is hosting an interactive forum to discuss strategic, commercial, academic and research opportunities around English skills for employability in India. The event will take place on Tuesday 20 January 2015 from 10am to 4.30 pm at the Amba Hotel in London. The event is for English language skills providers, corporations, publishers, UK Exam Boards, UK government agencies, donor partners and foundations in the UK, as well as academics and researchers from UK institutions. Online registration is essential by 16th January.
November is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) month for the EnglishAgenda and TeachingEnglish websites, as we celebrate the launch of the latest British Council publication, ‘Innovations in the continuing professional development of English language teachers’. We will be featuring blogs, podcasts, book extracts and webinars all on the subject of CPD throughout the month, leading up to the livestreamed publication launch event on Friday 28th November.
This webinar with Gail Ellis will show how the rich and stimulating medium of story picturebooks and the technique of storytelling can develop children’s English as well as encourage social and emotional development. The webinar will take place on Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 11am UK time.
IATEFL run monthly webinars which are free of charge and are open to both members and non-members of IATEFL. The next one is on 27 September 2014, 15:00 UK time. Susan Hillyard will be talking about 'Challenging ELT: Challenging Methodology to Reach Challenging English Language Learners'.
An important aspect of teaching is knowing how and when to praise learners for their behaviour and work. Using praise correctly provides learners with positive reinforcement and can motivate them to learn and participate in lessons. A new study throws light on the subject of praise in classrooms.
A record number of people from around the world have joined the British Council's new course ‘Exploring English: Language and Culture’ and it's not too late for learners to sign up.
The Extensive Reading Foundation (ERF), an unaffiliated, not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes extensive reading in language education, have announced the winners of the 11th Annual Language Learner Literature (LLL) Awards for books published in 2013.
British Council and English and Foreign Languages University in India co-host an annual conference for English Language Teacher Educators. This event is considered to be the world’s largest English Language Teacher Educator Conference and is now in its fifth year. The conference will be held again at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India from 27 February – 1 March 2015.