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Alan Dobson, Marìa Dolores Pérez Murillo, Richard Johnstone

This report presents the findings of an independent three-year investigation into the Ministry of Education/British Council Bilingual Schools project in Spain. Bilingual English/Spanish education is one of the most exciting innovations in the current education scene, with over 200,000 young students in Spain studying a bilingual curriculum from the age of 3, either in British Council project schools or in regional government versions of the project based on this original model.

Compiled by Euromonitor International for the British Council

This fascinating study focuses on five countries: Cameroon, Nigeria, Rwanda, Bangladesh and Pakistan. What advantages can the English language bring to individuals and societies?

This publication consists of papers written by Brazilian ELT teachers and teacher educators between 2001 and 2010 as part of their Masters studies in the UK, as beneficiaries of the British Council Brazil and the Hornby Trust Scholarship.

The British Council and IATEFL have produced a new handbook for teachers' associations, called Running an Association for Language Teachers. It provides advice and ideas for how associations can run themselves successfully and provide good services to their members.

Global demand for English is continuing to grow. Governments increasingly recognise the importance of English to their economies and societies, and individuals see English as a tool that can help them to fulfil their personal aspirations. However, there are complex issues and challenges associated with this scenario.

A selection of papers presented at IATEFL 2010 by British Council staff. Find a range of articles on various themes such as educational change, the development of teacher trainers, the application of new technologies to English teaching, and aspects of classroom teaching as well as issues facing ELT such as inclusion and diversity, sustainability and politics.

Action Plan for Teachers is a practical guide for teachers of English. It contains tips and suggestions for the English classroom that are suitable for the newly qualified teacher working in a language school, as well as the experienced teacher. This book covers the subject of the English language lesson – what to put in it, how to plan it, and how to put that plan into action.

This Resource Pack provides practical activities for teachers. While primarily for use in Latin America, the pack can be adapted to suit other international contexts, as a tool for understanding other cultures and promoting reflection in order to avoid cultural bias and challenge stereotypes.

Written by Clare Lavery and published in 2001, The 'Language assistant manual' is a guide and handbook for novice English language teachers taking their first steps into the classroom. Since the inception of the language assistants programme in 1904 many thousands of young people have benefited from this unique opportunity to spend an academic year in a foreign school.

This teaching pack is based on materials developed by the British Council in co-operation with the BBC World Service. Creative Ways, a series of six radio programmes, was inspired by the British Council’s 15th Oxford Conference on Teaching Literature Overseas held in 2000. The theme of the conference was ‘From Critical Reading to Creative Writing’ and some of the key ideas that emerged were developed by the programme series.

English Next was commissioned by the British Council and written by researcher David Graddol. Published in 2006, it builds on the analysis given in a report written by David Graddol for the British Council in 1997 called 'The Future of English?'. It explores some trends in the use of English worldwide and its changing relationships with other languages. The book does not attempt to provide a complete ‘state of the art’ account of global English. It outlines developments which seem to be driving changes to the international and national status of the English language.

This handbook has one simple purpose. That is, to provide some practical suggestions for language teachers. It may be that you are thinking about setting up an association or that you have already started an association and would like more ideas on certain aspects. The suggestions which are presented here are all based on the practical experience of teachers in many parts of the world.

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