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In this webinar recording Phil Dexter presents some different models of inclusion and identifies the skills, knowledge and understanding that can equip teacher educators in working with teachers in creating more inclusive classrooms and schools.

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 research study used eyetracking methods to investigate how adults and young learners process readings which combine text, audio and pictures.

This research paper explores the impact of studying for a degree among a group of Chinese Master’s students, some based in the UK, others ‘home based’ in East China.

This research report presents ‘bottom-up’ perspectives on teacher and learner attitudes to varieties of English across five global contexts (China, Thailand, India, Spain and Turkey).

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.

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? 

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.

This webinar looks at the teaching of English as a Foreign language in pre-primary education and shares the results of a project which investigated the effectiveness of incorporating an English learning area into the children’s play options.

Find out more about the award-winning 'Talk English' project, which helps people with the lowest levels of English to build their confidence, access services and get more involved in the community, by training and supporting volunteers.

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.

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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Filmed at the British Council in October 2010, this is the first part of Jamie Keddie's seminar, all about video in ELT.

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.

Rupert Lezemore presents ideas for using diagrams to present both grammar and vocabulary. November 2013, Glasgow.

Dickens descendent Lucinda Dickens Hawksley talks about the life and works of one of the UK’s greatest novelists and how her great-great-great grandfather contributed to what we know as the English Language today. December 2012, London.

Luke Meddings answers questions from the audience about his dogme lesson. April 2012, Exeter.

This talk by Dr Richard Smith provides an informative chronology of ELT developments which counteracts some common myths and raises issues for critical reflection. June 2012, Cardiff.

Richard Cauldwell invites us to reflect on accent and prejudice, and provides strategies for determining pronunciation goals with our students. June 2014, London.

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.

Jeremy Harmer and Steve Bingham present a performance to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth, producing a show that fused excerpts from Dickens’ novels with original music. February 2012, London.

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 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.

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.

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