Premier Skills English: players interviews activity

Classroom activity using interviews with football players from different backgrounds about learning and using English. Premier Skills is the British Council's international partnership with the Premier League operating in 19 countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas from Afghanistan to Zambia. Premier Skills English helps teachers and learners of English with free, compelling learning materials, drawing on football-based content from the most exciting football league in the world.

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 [...]

Scope & Sequence: final years of Elementary School – English language

The Scope & Sequence describes and organizes the learning objectives, skills and knowledge to be addressed in the final years of Elementary School and in High School, as indicated by the Common National Curricular Base (BNCC), demonstrating equivalences with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) descriptors. It also presents a suggestion for a logical sequence and progression development within the same year, in the case of the final years of Elementary School, and within the [...]

Decolonial approach brings a critical look at the teaching of the English language

By giving space and voice to productions from countries considered peripheral, students learn to value this knowledge, understand the wider meaning of studying a foreign language and bridge the gap between global debates and their local realities

Integrating projects into teenage classes

The idea of using project-work with teenagers is not new and it seems it will be around for a while. This popularity did not come by accident; after all, projects have a number of benefits for the learning process and for the development of the teenager as a whole. Since different schools and language institutes have different procedures, teaching beliefs and syllabus to be followed, the teaching context itself may raise different issues related to the successful implementation of projects. [...]

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 [...]

Social communication skills in the classroom

Victoria Honeybourne, a Senior Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication Needs, explores the social communication difficulties of autistic students in the mainstream classroom and offers some strategies to support them. She points out that the strategies presented are particularly useful for autistic students but will also help many other children with various speech, language […]

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