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In this seminar, Alan Maley, Marisa Constantinides, Phuong Lee, Nik Peachey and Malu Sciamarelli discuss activities and ideas for introducing creativity into the classroom. The event took place in London in June 2015 and celebrated the launch of a new British Council publication, 'Creativity in the English language classroom'.

The British Council and The Bell Foundation sponsored a continuing professional development conference for ESOL tutors, teachers and practitioners working in prison settings, as well as those involved in managing or leading provision of offender education.

This workshop explores what we might do to promote new ideas in language learning. Teachers and leaders were invited to join an international event on how to innovate in their contexts, looking at six UK and international case studies from across different fields: immersive learning, learner autonomy, technology and gaming.
 

The British Council sponsored the live-streaming of the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG - NATECLA London conference 'Accentuate: bringing pronunciation to the fore'. Here we have the session given by Piers Messum on 'What to teach before you teach sounds'.

The British Council sponsored the live-streaming of the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG - NATECLA London conference 'Accentuate: bringing pronunciation to the fore'. Here we have the session given by Adrian Underhill, on 'Proprioception in learning new sounds, words and connected speech'.

The British Council sponsored the live-streaming of the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG - NATECLA London conference 'Accentuate: bringing pronunciation to the fore'. Here we have the session given by Mark Hancock, author of 'Pronunciation games'.

The British Council were the sponsors of the live-streaming of the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG - NATECLA London conference 'Accentuate: bringing pronunciation to the fore'. Here we have the first plenary session recording with David and Ben Crystal who reflect on some of the issues that arose when writing their recent book, 'You Say Potato: A Book About Accents'.

Watch edited highlights of the global British Council publication launch of 'Innovations in Continuing Professional Development for English Language Teachers'. We discuss the question 'Can continuing professional development change lives?' with speaker sessions by Amol Padwad and Tessa Woodward and a panel discussion broadcast from London and Delhi.

What is the connection between pronunciation and other areas of learning English? How do we choose a model and priorities for ourselves and our learners? What do we do if our own accent isn’t 'BBC'? This thought-provoking talk by Robin Walker took place at the Creative ELT Conference, organised by the British Council in Madrid, September 2014.

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. This lecture and discussion was recorded in London in November, 2014.

Watch this special Dylan Thomas centenary celebration held in London in October 2014. 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.

Katy Davies and Laura Patsko present practical ideas for teaching pronunciation and listening in multilingual classes, based on their teaching experiences in Dubai and London. June 2014, London.

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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.

Julie Carr talks about how visits to museums improve the life skills of ESOL learners as well as their language skills. May 2014, Leeds.

Luke Meddings provides a stimulating talk on the main ideas that underpin the teaching unplugged approach to English language teaching (ELT). 

In this practical technology-focused seminar, Amy Lightfoot explores opportunities for learning English by using mobile phones both in and out of the classroom.

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 demonstrates a live dogme lesson with a group of intermediate level learners. He shows some core dogme tasks in action and allows us to gain a sense of the ‘flow’ within an unplugged lesson. April 2012, Exeter.

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

In this seminar Dr Janet Enever and Jayne Moon look at how English is being taught at increasingly younger ages in an expanding number of countries. Their presentations draw on evidence from a recent international conference and related publication. September 2010, London.

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.

Willy Cardoso proposes some principles and practices that can place the socio-cultural aspects of learning how to teach at the core of teacher training and education. April 2013, London.

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

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