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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).

Anna Rolińska, Bill Guariento and Nazmi Al-Masri

This research paper outlines how two parallel English for Specific Academic Purpose telecollaboration projects were organised between universities in Scotland and Gaza. The authors provide a set of guidelines that may encourage similar cross-continent link-ups between universities.

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.

Christina Gkonou and Sarah Mercer

This paper explores the nature and role of emotional and social competences as key components of effective classroom practice.

 

This study of six secondary schools across Malaysia explores the potential for technology-focused communities of practice and recently-qualified English language teachers to develop and increase technology use in their teaching.

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

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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 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.

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.

Elizabeth J Erling, Philip Seargeant, Mike Solly, Qumrul Hasan Chowdhury, Sayeedur Rahman

This report investigates the relationship between English language learning and economic development among workers from rural Bangladesh who emigrated to the Middle East in search of employment. It provides first-hand accounts of language and other needs of those living and working in contexts of this sort, and provides valuable insights which can feed into the design and implementation of English language education policies and programmes.

Anna Rolińska, Bill Guariento and Nazmi Al-Masri

This research paper outlines how two parallel English for Specific Academic Purpose telecollaboration projects were organised between universities in Scotland and Gaza. The authors provide a set of guidelines that may encourage similar cross-continent link-ups between universities.

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