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 Can continuing professional development change lives? - live webcast

Join us for the global British Council publication launch of 'Innovations in Continuing Professional Development for English Language Teachers'. We will be discussing the question 'Can continuing professional development change lives?' with speaker sessions and a panel discussion broadcast live from London and Delhi.

Image The English Language Council lecture on science and the English language - live webcast

Watch the British Council and the English-Speaking Union's English Language Council lecture, which focuses on the language of science and how to make science more publicly accessible.

Image Dylan Thomas centenary celebration with Hannah Ellis and Guy Masterson - live webcast

Watch this special Dylan Thomas centenary celebration for English language teaching professionals, held in London and streamed live online. Hannah Ellis, granddaughter of Dylan Thomas, is our special guest speaker and is joined by Guy Masterson, Olivier Award winner and recipient of Edinburgh Fringe Festival accolades.

Image Celebrating World Teachers' Day: Focus on English as an Additional Language (EAL) - live webcast

This seminar celebrates World Teachers' Day with the launch of the EAL Nexus website and discusses 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?


Image Every learner a language learner, every teacher a language teacher - live webcast

On European Day of Languages we celebrated multilingualism in a live webcast. This was 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. The seminar talked about outstanding practice in UK primary and secondary education and how multilingualism can greatly benefit your learners. The live webcast took place on Friday 26 September 2014.

Image There are rules, and there are rules: What should we teach about how language works?

Michael Rundell looks at who makes the rules about what makes language 'correct'? Is there one 'Standard English' which we all have to follow, or can we bend and break linguistic rules over time? This presentation gives an alternative (but equally rigorous) view of learning about language.

Next seminar

UK-India publication launch: Innovations in continuing professional development
Friday 28 November 2014, 1730 - 2030

London and LIVE ONLINE

How can training change lives? Join the international live-stream from the UK and India, for the global launch of the British Council's Innovations in continuing professional development.

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