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Teacher training and development videos

The British Council seminar series brings ELT professionals together to discuss the latest developments in ELT. Each seminar is recorded and published here. If you are in the UK and would like to attend a seminar, click here to find out more.

Browse the seminar collection or use our site search facility to select seminars by topic. 

Seminars

Image Creative ESOL: The power of participatory arts in English language learning

Eleanor Cocks and Theah Dix focus on Rewrite’s pioneering Creative ESOL model of practice, a participatory arts approach to language learning for newly arrived young migrants and refugees. May 2014, Leeds.

Image 'It's not about language, it's about people': Do ESOL learners benefit from engagement with museums?

Julie Carr talks about how visits to museums improve the life skills of ESOL learners as well as their language skills. May 2014, Leeds.

Image ELT research: What it is, why we need it, and how to do it!

Richard Smith gives a definition of English language teaching research and shows how it can be of practical relevance to teachers. November 2012, Bristol.

Image UNESCO English language day: English, speech and society

Urszula Clark talks about 'English, speech and society' and draws upon recent, Economic and Social Science Research Council (ESRC) funded research into the relationship between English and social, regional and national identities. April 2014, London.

Image English as a medium of instruction: a global challenge for the 2010s

This seminar about English as a medium of instruction (EMI) for academic subjects in Higher Education was held at the British Council's Going Global 2014 conference. The speakers discuss the fact that the movement has given rise to social and legal arguments in Europe. The position and future of EMI in Latin America is also considered.
 

Image Speaking the bright and beautiful English of Shakespeare - The English Language Council Lecture

The English-Speaking Union and the British Council partnered to present the third English Language Council Lecture, which celebrates Shakespeare and the English language. The lecture, with Ben Crystal, marked the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. February 2014, London.