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This webinar explores some of the learner’s difficulties with reading and suggests practical strategies and techniques for teachers who want to support struggling readers and improve their reading comprehension.

This webinar examines a high-powered web-based text analysis tool called TextInspector.com, winner of the 2017 ELTon award for Digital Innovation.

In this webinar on Saturday 9 December, we discuss Peace Education in the Secondary School ELT Curriculum, winner of the 2017 British Council ELTons Award for Course Innovation.

In this webinar, recorded on Thursday 16 November, we discuss Develop EAP: A Sustainable Academic English Skills Course, winner of the 2017 British Council ELTons Award for Innovation in Learner Resources.

Watch the recording of this month's webinar. The presenters discuss how mobile technologies support active learner participation and look at the ways teachers can be guided to design language learning tasks to engage learners both in, and beyond the classroom.

Kirsten Holt discusses three key stages to networking through a series of simple steps and tips to help the uninitiated develop their networking skills.

Using examples from their new primary course Oxford Discover, co-authors Kathleen Kampa and Charles Vilina demonstrate in this webinar how inquiry-based learning stimulates curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking among students, encouraging learners to use their language skills in productive and meaningful ways.

This webinar looks at the creative use of web tools and digital environments to deliver successful learning outcomes.

All teachers want their students to be successful but are we including thinking skills, that will become life skills, with the four skills we are most comfortable teaching? 

An invitation to learn from the author about the world of Little Bridge, the award-winning English Language Learning website/platform that has caught the imagination of young learners around the world.

The 'English My Way' programme provides meaningful professional development to ESOL teachers with little previous training in community organisations across England. This talk demonstrates how this has been achieved and looks at lessons learned.

Dr. Chris Lima discusses the ways of teaching Shakespeare to English language learners in order to make them familiar with his plays while improving their vocabulary and language skills.

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In this extract, Libor Stepanek presents 'The creative approach to language teaching', which has been developed, tested and successfully implemented at Masaryk University Language Centre.

The webinar explores the reasons behind the failure to implement learner-centred approaches in developing world contexts. Attempts to promote a balanced approach to pedagogy through a teacher education project in Burma are showcased.

Edited by Brian Tomlinson and Claire Whittaker

Blended learning is an area of ELT that continues to be of interest to practitioners in the field. Despite this, little can be found in the literature on blended learning course design or detailed descriptions provided of blends used in ELT contexts. This publication, which contains twenty case studies from around the world, addresses this deficit by illustrating blends being employed on EAP, ESP, Teacher Development and general EFL courses.

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.

BritLit has helped teachers from around the world to exploit English literature in the ELT classroom as a language tool. This book brings together a wide selection of useful articles all about the BritLit project.

In this webinar, recorded on Thursday 16 November, we discuss Develop EAP: A Sustainable Academic English Skills Course, winner of the 2017 British Council ELTons Award for Innovation in Learner Resources.

In this extract Marisa Constantinides presents activities to develop teachers' creative thinking skills.

This teaching pack is based on materials developed by the British Council in co-operation with the BBC World Service. Creative Ways, a series of six radio programmes, was inspired by the British Council’s 15th Oxford Conference on Teaching Literature Overseas held in 2000. The theme of the conference was ‘From Critical Reading to Creative Writing’ and some of the key ideas that emerged were developed by the programme series.

In this extract Judit Fehér gives tips to teachers on how to integrate creativity into everyday classroom practice.

Diana Lea, Editor of the Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English, shows how the award-winning Dictionary of Academic English can support learners in reading academic texts and in using core academic vocabulary accurately and appropriately in their writing.

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