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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.
The British Council are seeking three experienced and well-qualified teacher trainers to support our training team in helping local Ministry of Education tutors to cascade the English for Tanzania course to student teachers in Diploma (secondary level) teacher training colleges.
English Language Teacher Education and Development (ELTED) is an open access peer-reviewed journal for the worldwide ELT community which is produced by the English Language Learning, Teaching and Assessment (ELLTA) Research Group of the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick. The latest volume has been published online.
Jo Budden, Manager of the British Council's 'LearnEnglish Teens' website takes a look behind the scenes of the website. Jo will discuss how they keep the site safe and offer a supportive environment to our users. Then she will examine how and why teenagers interact and exchange ideas on the site and explores the language learning opportunities this provides.