Resources for English for Academic Purposes

The e-book "Resources for Training English Teachers for Academic Purposes", written by teachers and doctors Marília Mendes Ferreira and Carolle MacDiarmid, is the result of a collaborative project between the University of São Paulo and the University of Glasgow. The initiative was part of the UK-Brazil Collaboration Call in English, a call to support applied research in English conducted by the British Council between 2018-2019. Divided into two parts, the book presents a summary of the [...]

Education Exchange: Language learning in lockdown

Has lockdown affected the way you teach languages? We heard from teachers in a range of different contexts on how they’ve worked to make sure that young people can still increase their knowledge and skills, whether they are learning, in class, at home or online. In this webinar organized by the British Council, speakers from around the world talk about the topic, followed by questions from the audience. About the panel: Ruth Horsfall is the Young Learner Courses Manager for the [...]

Distance learning and English language learners

Teachers and students around the globe have been facing challenging times as we face the COVID-19 pandemic. For many of our students and their families, these challenging times have turned into a crisis. Though a vaccine might offer signs of hope, it’s going to be many months until its distribution has a substantial positive impact on our communities. In this post, Larry Ferlazzo offers a number of suggestions that educators around the world might or might not find helpful as they craft [...]