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British Council “nano-degrees” 2016

  Dear Teacher! Are you considering how and where to do some professional development this year? If not, why not? You are? That’s great! Please read on. Try some short, accredited, online courses. They’re known by different names, sometimes nano-degrees and … Read More»

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Creativity in teaching and learning – BC

On 24th June 2015, 17:30 to 20:30 The British Council are invite you “to join this highly practical, interactive seminar to discover small changes that can make a big difference to creativity in the classroom.” It will be a live session, … Read More»

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Carnival Crime – a storytelling lesson

This story-based lesson is aimed at lower-level junior students but could be adapted for higher-level junior or adult students who might enjoy the theme of carnival in Brazil. Stories are a highly adaptable teaching tool and can be used in a … Read More»

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Shakespearean idioms, a lesson from BC

Are you a night owl? Do you know anyone who moves at a snail’s pace? At parties are you good at breaking the ice or do you tend to lie low or even send people packing? All these idioms were created by … Read More»

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British Council seminars autumn 2014

All events can be attended live in London or online. You can also see recordings of past events. http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/seminars Upcoming seminars by the British Council: 23rd Oct – Dylan Thomas Centenary Celebration, London location tbc (1800-2030) 2nd Nov – An English … Read More»

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Thurs 16 May – Watch live: The power of accents in 21st century Britain

Politics of pronunciation – Live webcast It’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it – The power of accents in twenty-first century Britain Helen Ashton and Sarah Shepherd. Thursday 16 May 2013, 1830 – 2000 BST. Register … Read More»

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British Council English-learning website for football fans

The British Council have launched a new English-learning website for football fans. It includes lots of resources, activities and lesson plans. If your student loves football, they’ll probably love this site. For loads of teaching tips visit the website.

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Who needs dictionaries? Watch a talk by Michael Rundell of Macmillan

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Watch Michael Rundell’s talk Who needs dictionaries below. This recent talk for the British Council explores the future of dictionaries. You can also download the slides<title=”Teach English” target=”_blank”>. (You can download his slides at the bottom of the link page)

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Watch Luke Meddings give a talk on how ‘Found Objects’ can be used in the classroom

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Watch Luke Meddings give a talk on how ‘Found Objects’ can be used in the classroom at this British Council Seminar.

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The British Council Seminar Series 2012-13 is about to start

18 Sept, 6.30pm Luke Meddings, on using found objects in the ELT classroom Spring Gardens, London 9 Oct, 6.30pm Michael Rundell: can dictionaries, in their classical pedagogical and print form, have any place in a digital world? Spring Gardens, London Every seminar … Read More»

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