Demonstrating effective teaching behaviour

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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.

Find out more about what the professional practice 'Demonstrating effective teaching behaviour' involves. You can also try out some practical and reflective tasks to develop this professional practice.

In this article Karen Waterston discusses the importance of analysing exactly what is going on in the classroom, in order to help teachers adopt new teaching practices and techniques.

This study explores how metacognitive knowledge and strategy training may support and enhance language proficiency across cultures.

This report recognises both the arguments for education to be in a familiar language and the demand for English.

This handbook offers a set of activities that teachers have tried out in their Indian school classrooms with children of 8 to 14 years of age.

This publication brings together a range of innovative ideas for teaching creatively while raising awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

In this webinar recording from Wednesday 24 May, Martina Limburg Loučková, language teacher and teacher trainer, presents the Mooveez app and explores various ways of learning and teaching English through films. The Mooveez app was winner of the 2016 British Council ELTon award for Digital Innovation.

In this step-by-step task, we look at what classroom action research is and how to get started.

This step-by-step task looks at how to set up a research circle with colleagues. 

This webinar recording examines gender-neutral language and discusses why the teaching of gender-neutral language should be an important element of the ELT classroom. It also provides practical examples as to how teachers can integrate teaching of this aspect into their own syllabuses. 

This training session is aimed at teachers working with young learners and looks at the topic of e-safety.

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Susan Sheehan and Sonia Munro

This paper explores teachers’ attitudes, practices and needs relating to assessment. The observations of practice would suggest that teachers engage in a variety of assessment practices successfully, but consider these practices to be part of good teaching and not assessment.

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.

This handbook offers a set of activities that teachers have tried out in their Indian school classrooms with children of 8 to 14 years of age.

In this step-by-step task, we look at what classroom action research is and how to get started.

Edited by Fiona Copland and Sue Garton with Monika Davis

This is a book for primary school teachers of English written by primary school teachers of English. It brings together the experience and expertise of teachers from around the world to provide a range of stimulating and exciting classroom activities for the primary classroom.

Case studies from around the British Council’s global network

This collection of case studies aims to share some experiences in promoting positive attitudes and thinking around specific needs. It also aims to describe teaching and classroom management strategies to create an inclusive learning environment and positive experience for English language learners with specific needs.

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.

This webinar recording explores what is meant by e-safety and investigates why we, as teachers, should be concerned with it. The webinar includes activities to raise awareness in class and looks at how to approach digital tools in the best way with our young learners. This webinar took place on Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 7 February. 

This training session is aimed at teachers working with young learners and looks at the topic of e-safety.

This Access English Symposium saw the launch of British Council’s English Bilingual Education (EBE) project in East Asia. The aim of the symposium was to bring together key ministry officials and academics to discuss and debate the benefits and possible risks of  EBE – type programmes in the region and elsewhere.

Written by Clare Lavery and published in 2001, The 'Language assistant manual' is a guide and handbook for novice English language teachers taking their first steps into the classroom. Since the inception of the language assistants programme in 1904 many thousands of young people have benefited from this unique opportunity to spend an academic year in a foreign school.

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