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This Saturday 28 September, the British Council in Spain is holding its annual teacher’s conference with talks in teaching centres across the country, including Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia. You can follow the live stream of speakers from 9am BST on the British Council’s newly upgraded livestream channel.

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The Extensive Reading Foundation announced the winners of its annual Language Learner Literature Awards at the 2nd World Congress in Extensive Reading in Seoul, South Korea this month.

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The European Profiling Grid (EPG) is a tool for mapping and assessing language teacher competencies internationally. It contains sets of descriptors organised over six stages of professional experience as a language teacher (novice to very experienced) and summarises the main competencies of language teachers and the background in training and experience that would be expected at each stage.
 
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Walking into the classroom for the first time as a newly qualified teacher is never easy. The Guardian blogger Lulu Kuper gives some excellent advice on how to prepare for the first day and make sure that your teaching career gets off to a smooth start.

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The British Council is accepting applications for the ELTons 2014 awards from 2 September 2013 until 22 November 2013. The ELTons, sponsored by Cambridge English, are the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in the field of English language teaching (ELT). 

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The British Council and English and ForeignLanguagesUniversity 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 fourth year. The conference will be held again in Hyderabad, Telangana (formally known as Andhra Pradesh), India. The last date to submit a proposal has been extended to 15 September 2013. 

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Are you thinking of making a career teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL)? Already qualified with a CELTA or Trinity Certificate in TESOL and looking for opportunities abroad? The British Council employs over 2000 teachers worldwide and we’re growing. This year we need to recruit around 800 teachers and Senior Teachers to work for us on a variety of contracts overseas. If you’re interested in finding out more, come to our free drop-in event in central London on Thursday August 1st.

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Jenny Pugsley reviews Innovations in English language teaching for migrants and refugees, edited by David Mallows and published by the British Council in the series - Innovations: Teaching English.

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The British Council held this conference for Palestine’s English teachers, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and UNRWA, at Dar Al Kalimeh College, Bethlehem on 18 and 19 May. The conference focused on skills that the Palestine Ministry of Education recognizes as needed in making children active participants in learning English.
 
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As part of his work in the HoTEL project (EU Support Action), Richard Millwood has created a report on learning theories and a related map.

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As part of Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture, Going Global - British Council and WISE - Qatar Foundation were delighted to co-host an evening debate entitled ‘Future models of learning: will the teaching profession as we have known it become obsolete?'. The debate was followed by the announcement of the 2013 WISE Awards Finalists.

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The British Council is pleased to announce the winner of the new ELT Masters Dissertation Award for work with the best potential for impact on ELT practice. This award recognises and promotes the achievements of Masters students on UK universities Masters programmes. The scheme is an opportunity for institutions to promote their programmes and for recent graduates to establish themselves in the field. 

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The British Council and Instituto Cervantes have officially launched 'Word for Word, Palabra por Palabra', a joint publication on the social, political and economic impact of English and Spanish in the world. During the launch event there was a lively exchange of ideas and experience on the impact of two of the world's major international languages.

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Uruguay has been a world leader in providing an OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) to every pupil in state school. Now the Plan Ceibal project has turned its attention to resolving the problem of a lack of English language teachers in the Uruguay state school system.

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To mark Safer Internet Day we are giving teachers access to our new module Engaging with learning technologies - Cyber well-being, free of charge for one week.

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Teachers from all over the world can take this part-time master’s degree programme, which is studied entirely online. Developed collaboratively by the University of Southampton and the British Council, it offers postgraduate-level study in main areas of current theory and practice in applied linguistics and English language teaching.
 
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Recent research into English as a medium of instruction, involving an Open University team, Education Development Trust and the British Council has led to a fascinating series of articles which examine EMI in depth.

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Watch a live webcast of the TESOL Summit on the future of the profession on 9 - 10 February 2017.

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Are you an English language classroom teacher, English language head teacher, supervisor or school leader? Wherever you are in the globe, and regardless of the educational stage or setting you work in, this survey on your attitudes and practice relating to inclusive practices in English language teaching is for you! 

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Teachers Research! is a new kind of book for the field of English language teacher-research, containing stories arising from poster presentations at an IATEFL Research SIG event in 2014.

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The British Council in Spain live-streams a full programme of practical teacher training sessions to help and inspire you over the teaching year.

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The Teaching for Success Online Conference took place from 5 - 9 October 2016 and was the British Council’s first global online CPD conference for teachers and teacher educators.

Talks on each of the five days focused on distinct themes related to the different professional practices that make up the British Council’s new CPD framework for teachers and the CPD framework for teacher educators.

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All too often, an entire course of learning, communicating, and exploring language all boils down to a set time limit and an ability to recall information under exam conditions. Does it have to be this way? In this webinar, Dave Dodgson takes a look at his own experiences of assessing young learners and also of setting up a new language school with a new assessment programme and explores other ways in which assessment can be designed to reflect learning more closely.

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Phil Dexter talks about equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and how it can be incorporated into continuing professional development on 22 February 2017.

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