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This study, by Dr Simon Borg of the University of Leeds, assesses the impact that studying English has on students’ lives.

English Next India was commissioned by the British Council and aims to contribute to the development of English language teaching and learning in India.

In this fascinating and very readable paper on English and development, Hywel Coleman looks at questions such as the role of English in employability, in international mobility, in accessing information, and English as an impartial language.

The British Council and EAQUALS have joined together to create a core curriculum inventory for the English language based around key language points for each level, including grammar, vocabulary, discourse markers and functions. This booklet is of interest to anyone involved in curriculum development.

This publication constitutes the edited proceedings of the 6th International Language & Development Conference, held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in October 2003. The conference, which took as its theme ‘Linguistic Challenges to National Development & International Cooperation’, was co-hosted by the Ministry of Higher & Specialised Secondary Education, Republic of Uzbekistan, and by the British Council Uzbekistan.

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.

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This publication reports on an extended and intensive baseline investigation into the role and status of English in fifteen higher education institutions across Ukraine.

This report explores what is known about the relationship between English language learning and employability in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). 

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.

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. 

Edited by Guus Extra and Kutlay Yağmur

This report contains 25 detailed country and regional profiles, which focus on language policies and practices in the education sector, as well as in the media, public services and spaces, and business.

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.

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