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. 


Image How are new technologies changing the relationship between student and teacher?

Karen Wilkins takes a look at anonymous feedback from teachers and students on how the relationship between the two is changing and talks about the technologies which are either forging or breaking traditional bonds. May 2014, London.

Image Is it time for educators to reclaim the technology debate?

Joanna Norton talks about mobile and social learning to support language and literacy development within a CLIL context. May 2014, London.

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.

Next seminar

Every learner a language learner, every teacher a language teacher
Friday 26 September 2014, 1745 - 2030

London and LIVE ONLINE

Join us on European Day of Languages to celebrate multilingualism. This is an opportunity to listen to experts in English as an Additional Language (EAL); Modern Foreign Languages (MFL); Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and community languages from the UK. Find out about outstanding practice in UK primary and secondary education and how multilingualism can greatly benefit your learners. Whether joining in person in London or live online, ask your questions and join in the discussion.

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Celebrating World Teachers' Day: Focus on English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Friday 3 October 2014, 1730 - 2030

London and LIVE ONLINE

Join us to celebrate World Teachers' Day at this event which will launch the EAL Nexus website and provide an opportunity for attendees to take part in group discussions online and in person on key questions in the area of EAL such as:

  • What resources can support EAL learners in class?
  • Why is it important for children and young people to use first language as a tool for learning?
  • What kind of pedagogy is best for EAL learners?
  • How can teachers develop their practice to suit the needs of EAL learners in their class?
  • What should a best practice school language policy include for EAL learners?
  • How can schools create and sustain parental/community/international links?

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Dylan Thomas Centenary Celebration
Thursday 23 October 2014, 1800 - 2030

London and LIVE ONLINE

Hannah Ellis and Guy Masterson
A fantastic opportunity to join Hannah Ellis, granddaughter of the famous Welsh poet and Guy Masterson, an Olivier Award winning actor who recently performed 'Under Milk Wood ' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, for the launch of the British Council's Dylan Thomas teaching materials for the English language teaching classroom.  This event is held in partnership with British Council Wales.
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