The British Council works closely with universities and other research institutions to fund and publish ELT research. The Research Papers series gathers together the outputs of these partnerships and collaborations.

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This paper is a report of an intervention project designed to help University teachers asked to deliver their teaching via English...

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This research report compares the processes of recruitment, education and retention of English language teachers at all levels in Latin...

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Helen EmeryThis research paper reports on a global study of primary English teachers’ qualifications, training, teaching experience and...

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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 paper explores teachers’ attitudes, practices and needs relating to assessment.

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There is only limited evidence showing a relationship between the English language and development.

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This paper reports on B-MELTT (Blending MOOCs for English Language Teacher Training) and explores how the integration of an existing...

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This research report describes an innovative project in which teachers and learners worked together to explore issues of importance to them...
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This handbook offers a set of activities that teachers have tried out in their Indian school classrooms with children of 8 to 14 years...

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This research project investigated teacher cognitions and assessment.

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This paper reports on a study conducted by Huw Jarvis into the perceptions and practices of Thai and Emirati university students in the...

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Viv Edwards and Daguo LiThis paper covers the impact of continuing professional development in China. 

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Jelena Mihaljević DjigunovićChildren are starting to learn English at increasingly younger ages.  This paper researches the phenomenon...

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This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the range and type of Master’s courses in English language teaching (ELT) currently offered...
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This report investigates the relationship between English language learning and economic development among workers from rural Bangladesh...

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Students coming to the UK frequently join their chosen university via a pre-sessional English language course, but organisers of such...

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

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Penelope Robinson, Sandie Mourão and Nam Joon Kang

This research report presents an innovative approach to teaching English in pre...

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Christopher J Hall, Rachel Wicaksono, Shu Liu, Yuan Qian and Xu Xiaoqing

This report describes an online course...

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In 2017 the British Council, together with Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE) from the United Kingdom, investigated the...

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This study of six secondary schools across Malaysia explores the potential for technology-focused communities of practice and recently-...

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

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This research report looks empirically and critically at gender and sexuality in a selection of primary and secondary Polish EFL classrooms...
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This audit is part of a larger, British Council funded project: 'Investigating NEST schemes around the world: supporting NEST/LET...

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Sue Garton, Fiona Copland, Anne BurnInvestigating Global Practices in Teaching English to Young Learners was produced in collaboration...

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Jeannette Littlemore, Fiona MacArthur, Alan Cienki and Joseph HollowayIn recent years there has been a significant increase in the...

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Florentina Taylor, Vera Busse, Lubina Gagova, Emma Marsden and Barbara Roosken

This paper explores  the relationship between...

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Martin Lamb and Martin WedellWhat makes teachers motivating? This paper reviews the literature on motivational teaching and presents...

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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 report presents findings from a research project which investigates NEST schemes, how they operate and the experiences of the...

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