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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 non-academic research book demonstrates ten teacher educators' professional reflective journeys through action research.

Edited by George Pickering and Professor Paul Gunashekar, this publication is a compilation of a selection of presentations made at the fifth international Teacher Educator Conference held in Hyderabad, India from 27 February to 1 March 2015.

In this webinar recording the presenters review the concept of reflection and Brookfield’s theory of four lenses in critically reflective teaching practice. They also propose guidelines for teachers to apply useful tools for reflection in each lens.

Colin Bangay looks at teacher education in resource constrained countries.

Alison Barrett MBE, Global Head of the British Council’s English for Education Systems programmes, explores the concept of continuing professional development frameworks and suggests practical ways for policymakers, head teachers, teacher trainers and teachers to improve professional development.

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

Watch the recording of a webinar held on World Refugee Day (20 June) describing how the British Council's Certificate in Secondary English Language Teaching course is being used with United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) trainers and teachers working with the refugee population in Palestine.

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 guide looks at how to promote a positive attitude towards peer observation and a shared sense of collaboration, which will in turn enhance the satisfaction and performance of individual teachers and teaching teams.

This guide provides valuable information and suggestions on how to make formal observations effective and useful.

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

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This publication consists of papers written by Brazilian ELT teachers and teacher educators between 2001 and 2010 as part of their Masters studies in the UK, as beneficiaries of the British Council Brazil and the Hornby Trust Scholarship.

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.

This guide provides valuable information and suggestions on how to make formal observations effective and useful.

This guide looks at how to promote a positive attitude towards peer observation and a shared sense of collaboration, which will in turn enhance the satisfaction and performance of individual teachers and teaching teams.

Action Plan for Teachers is a practical guide for teachers of English. It contains tips and suggestions for the English classroom that are suitable for the newly qualified teacher working in a language school, as well as the experienced teacher. This book covers the subject of the English language lesson – what to put in it, how to plan it, and how to put that plan into action.

This webinar looks at starting the transition from teacher to manager - including reasons why you might think about making that move, ways of developing to prepare yourself to take on new responsibilities, and issues that you might want to be aware of.

Based on research into peer observation systems that work (and ones that don't) this webinar seeks to present some ideas for helping make your school's peer observation system as successful and useful as possible, thereby developing both the school itself and the teachers in it.

Edited by Dr Philip Powell-Davies
 
This volume is an anthology of twelve selected presentations on the theme of Assessing and Evaluating English Language Teacher Education, Teaching and Learning. This was the focus of the International Conference of English Language Teacher Educators held in Hyderabad, India from 3 to 5 March 2012.
 

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.

Edited by Susan Sheehan
The British Council works closely with universities and other research institutions to fund and publish ELT research. The Research Papers series gathers together the outputs of these partnerships and collaborations. This volume gathers together research published since 2009. This volume also includes reports of research not conducted within the Partnership scheme.

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