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This paper investigates the development of intercultural citizenship and its relationship to English language use among international students in the UK. 

This research project investigated teacher cognitions and assessment.

This article summarises a report on an exploratory survey investigating both translingual practices in English language classrooms in India and attitudes towards translanguaging and L1 use among teachers surveyed.

This paper reports on the experiences of secondary school students who study through the medium of English as an Additional Language (EAL) in the UK.

This paper reports on B-MELTT (Blending MOOCs for English Language Teacher Training) and explores how the integration of an existing MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) into ELT university programmes can affect students' beliefs, while at the same time providing them with the opportunity to engage in reflection with a global community of practice.

In 2017 the British Council, together with Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE) from the United Kingdom, investigated the possibility of a nationwide early English initiative in initial education in Peru. 

A volume of research papers giving an international and national perspective on English language teaching and learning in Nepal.

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 paper provides a comprehensive overview of the range and type of Master’s courses in English language teaching (ELT) currently offered in the UK.

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

This paper is a report of a study which aimed to understand the new and emerging global trend of EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction).

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This research report compares the processes of recruitment, education and retention of English language teachers at all levels in Latin America and the Middle East by means of six national case studies: Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Kuwait, the UAE and the remaining Arabian Gulf countries.

Helen Emery
This research paper reports on a global study of primary English teachers’ qualifications, training, teaching experience and career development. Nearly 2,500 teachers completed an electronic survey. In-depth face-to-face interviews were also conducted. The study raises issues which it is felt should be taken up by ELT providers but teachers were overwhelmingly positive in their attitudes towards the profession.

This paper addresses the learning and teaching of English, from the perspective of primary pupils in government schools in Egypt.

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.

Elizabeth J. Erling, Philip Seargeant, Mike Solly, Qumrul Hasan Chowdhury and Sayeedur Rahman
There is only limited evidence showing a relationship between the English language and development. This ethnographic survey conducted in 2 rural communities in Bangladesh investigates the needs and aspirations of the local community in order to better understand how English language education could contribute to development.

This paper reports on B-MELTT (Blending MOOCs for English Language Teacher Training) and explores how the integration of an existing MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) into ELT university programmes can affect students' beliefs, while at the same time providing them with the opportunity to engage in reflection with a global community of practice.

This research paper describes an innovative project in which teachers and learners worked together to explore issues of importance to them in Indian primary English classrooms.

This research project investigated teacher cognitions and assessment.

Huw Jarvis
This paper reports on a study conducted by Huw Jarvis into the perceptions and practices of Thai and Emirati university students in the use of computer-based materials beyond the classroom.  It explores how these students use technology to support their English language learning and offers recommendations for institutions that provide self-access centres. The paper concludes that the term mobile assisted language use may better describe how learners use technology.

Viv Edwards and Daguo Li
This paper covers the impact of continuing professional development in China. The writers conclude that the recognition of English as an essential element in the modernisation of China, together with the growing awareness of the weaknesses of traditional approaches to the teaching of the language, has opened up new spaces for dialogue concerning pedagogy and professional practice.

Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović

Children are starting to learn English at increasingly younger ages. This paper, which was part of the ELLIE project, researches the phenomenon through a country case study, with data collected from Croatian young learners whose progress was followed over three years.

This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the range and type of Master’s courses in English language teaching (ELT) currently offered in the UK.

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