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Edited by Ben Gray & Mark Krzanowski

An edited collection of the papers presented at the ELT Conference with the same title in Khartoum, Sudan, March 2010. The conference highlighted the fact that demand from both the public and private sectors for graduates with good English skills is now at an unprecedented level and that the current provision of ELT at university level is in urgent need of reform. The papers focused on the key issues regarding ELT – namely curriculum reform, teacher training, language testing, using new technologies and engaging the private sector.

Word for Word examines the social, economic and political impact of Spanish and English in the world today. The book explores a broad range of issues, from language policy and its influence on the state of language learning in schools, and the language dimensions of student mobility in Europe and beyond; to the role of English and Spanish in driving business and economic growth; and the shifts and changes in Spanish and English as dominant global languages.

A custom report compiled by Euromonitor International for the British Council

The British Council commissioned Euromonitor International to best map quantitative evidence of English language against the importance it imparts to individuals and countries. The countries researched are Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and Yemen. 

This collection of 20 essays is the first of a number of initiatives under the British Council Language Rich Europe project, a two and a half year initiative to explore language policy and practice, facilitate knowledge sharing, and promote multilingualism across Europe in partnership with the European Commission, EUNIC (European National Institutes of Culture) and around 30 further partner institutions. 

Case studies from around the British Council’s global network

This collection of case studies aims to share some experiences in promoting positive attitudes and thinking around specific needs. It also aims to describe teaching and classroom management strategies to create an inclusive learning environment and positive experience for English language learners with specific needs.

Edited by Dr Christopher Tribble
 
Drawing on a wide range of international experience, this new collection focuses on the challenges of designing and implementing English language teaching change projects.

Edited by Fiona Copland and Sue Garton with Monika Davis

This is a book for primary school teachers of English written by primary school teachers of English. It brings together the experience and expertise of teachers from around the world to provide a range of stimulating and exciting classroom activities for the primary classroom.

Dr. Stephen Bax

The three reports published in this volume were commissioned within the research strand of the British Council Acess English project. They were prepared by Dr, Stephen Bax, following visits to Thailand, Indonesia and Korea in November and December 2009, during which the status of English Bilingual Education (EBE) in each country was investigated through a variety of data sources, including documentary data, school and classroom observations, and interviews with a range of stakeholders from the Ministry, schools and elsewhere.

Edited by Richard Johnstone

This report is a direct result of the first English Bilingual Education symposium held in Jakarta in June 2009 as part of the British Council Access English project. Set against global and regional contexts, the individual reports provide detailed insights into the policy, planning and implementation of programmes in four countries which require children to learn through more than one language.

Edited by Janet Enever

The ELLiE study provides a detailed insight of the policy and implementation processes for early foreign language learning programmes in Europe, giving a rich description of learner experiences and contexts for learning. Evidence is drawn from over 1,400 children, their schools, teachers and families in seven country contexts, exploring how early FLL is currently taking shape in Europe. The scale and longitudinal design of the study is likely to make many of the findings also highly relevant to other similar contexts.

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?

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