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This publication offers information about all the discussions held in 2012 at the first Policy Dialogues: English for the Future in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. The proceedings document contains lots of useful information for policy makers and ELT specialists around the world to guide them on the kind of critical elements to take into account when conceptualising or implementing policy on English language both at national and regional/local levels.
Edited by Dr Philip Powell-Davies and Professor Paul Gunashekar
This volume is a collection of papers derived from the Third International Teacher Educators Conference held in Hyderabad, India from 16 - 18 March 2013 on the theme English Language Teacher Education in a Diverse Environment.
This global survey provides an overview of recent policy decisions and trends in the area of teaching English to primary school children, in a wide variety of countries and regions. It will interest and inform policymakers, researchers and practitioners in the field.
Edited by Rod Bolitho and Amol Padwad
We hope that the ideas and experiences contained in this collection will provoke a more active and deeper interest in CPD, will lead to more experiments, innovations and research, and will help CPD to be seen as a central priority in teacher education, a development which is long overdue.
The second Primary Innovations Research Seminar in Bangkok, March 2008 was a regional information sharing forum where the results of British Council research were presented. There were also status reports on our projects to support teacher trainers and teachers.
Edited by Dr Philip Powell-Davies
This volume brings together papers and presentations from a three-day Primary Innovations Regional Seminar held in Hanoi, Vietnam, in March 2007. It covers a range of issues including: language policy and planning across both primary and secondary levels; teacher training systems; the implications of introducing systemic change; curriculum reform, and case studies. A summary report of the research undertaken in eight countries on primary ELT prior to the seminar concludes the volume.
Edited by Gary Motteram
Edited by Dr Philip Powell-Davies
If you are interested in how to effectively evaluate or assess English language learning, this collection of papers – the proceedings from the British Council East Asia Regional Symposium on Assessment and Evaluation – is essential reading.
This Access English Symposium saw the launch of British Council’s English Bilingual Education (EBE) project in East Asia. The aim of the symposium was to bring together key ministry officials and academics to discuss and debate the benefits and possible risks of EBE – type programmes in the region and elsewhere.
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Edited by Julian Edge and Steve Mann
This publication will interest and stimulate anyone who is involved in planning and providing education and training for teachers of English before they take up their positions in educational institutions. It brings together, in fourteen papers, a wealth of innovative, practical experiences and ideas from differing contexts across the world. We hope that it will provide a catalyst for new discussions and approaches in pre-service education, for the benefit of future teachers and their learners.
Edited by David Hayes
With thirteen stimulating papers covering a wide range of geographical areas and educational contexts, this publication will interest anyone involved in the continuing professional development of English language teachers wishing to reflect on and refresh their practice.
This publication brings together a range of innovative ideas for teaching creatively while raising awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
This book presents an up-to-date panorama in Spanish of the teaching of English in state schools in Venezuela. It is aimed primarily at EFL teachers and researchers, as well as education authorities who design and implement language policy. The book is the result of an extensive research project carried out throughout the country by groups of researchers from ten local universities, under the coordination of the British Council in Venezuela.
This publication constitutes the edited proceedings of the 7th International Language and Development Conference, held in Addis Ababa, in October 2005. The conference was hosted jointly by the Ministry of Education of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and by the British Council Ethiopia.
The book ‘Language and Social Cohesion in the Developing World’ brings together fifteen of the most important papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Language and Development held in Colombo in 2011.
This book is about the role of language in the integration of migrants. The writers of the chapters are all engaged in the education of migrants as teachers, researchers or policy makers in a wide variety of contexts and they provide us with a rich and thought-provoking array of perspectives from teachers and learners on language issues in migration and integration.
Edited by Hamish McIlwraith
In October 2013, the British Council hosted the tenth International Language and Development Conference, which coincided with reviews of progress worldwide towards the 2015 UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This collection is drawn from papers and presentations delivered at the three day event. The writers look at African languages, varieties of English and other languages from policy level to practical application in the classroom, and in the home and wider community.
This closing report was commissioned by the British Council to provide an overview of the European and local recommendations that came out of the Language Rich Europe project and in the likelihood that new opportunities can be found for the further development of what has already been achieved.