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Resources for Understanding educational policies and practices

27 June, 2019
This paper is a report of an intervention project designed to help University teachers asked to deliver their teaching via English Medium.
23 March, 2019
This literature review outlines how language of instruction policy and practice currently impact on student learning outcomes in Nigeria.
26 September, 2018
Innovation and Systemic Improvement in Quality English Language Teaching. Regional Policy Dialogue, 21-22 September 2017, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
22 November, 2017
This paper aims to open up discussions on the role of English in multilingual education and be of practical help to policy makers, advisers, project managers, and English language teachers.
15 November, 2017
This volume takes stock of contexts around the globe in which English is being used and taught as a means of alleviating conflict and promoting security, stability and peace.
15 November, 2017
This book describes how the British Council has been working closely with the Venezuelan Education Ministry to strengthen the teaching of English in state schools.
3 August, 2016
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...
23 June, 2016
The research report aims to investigate educational systems in Bihar and the place of English within them. It presents a snapshot based on the most up-to-date research and statistics available at the...
21 April, 2016
This collection of research papers is an outcome of two Regional Hornby Schools hosted by the British Council in Abuja, Nigeria in 2014 and 2015.
25 February, 2016
This book consists of two pieces of preliminary research into ELT in Egypt to better understand the current situation particularly in the Basic and Secondary stages of education from the point of...
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12 February, 2016
This book is a collection of essays written by teachers and academics working and researching in contexts where Native English-Speaking Teachers (NESTs) are employed and work on a daily basis with...
10 February, 2016
This report presents findings from a research project which investigates NEST schemes, how they operate and the experiences of the native English speaker teachers (NESTs) and local English teachers (...
10 February, 2016
These training materials have been created as part of a larger, British Council funded project: 'Investigating NEST schemes around the world: supporting NEST/LET collaborative practices'. They have...
10 February, 2016
This audit is part of a larger, British Council funded project: 'Investigating NEST schemes around the world: supporting NEST/LET collaborative practices'.
19 January, 2016
Increasingly around the world children are engaging in Early Childhood Education and Care (aged 0-7) before entering primary school. At the same time, there is an increase in the extent to which non...
2 December, 2015
The book 'Language and social cohesion in the developing world' brings together fifteen of the most important papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Language and Development held in...
9 September, 2015
This book presents an up-to-date panorama in Spanish of the teaching of English in state schools in Venezuela.
23 July, 2015
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.
9 June, 2015
With the aim to support policy and programme development, this research provides an in-depth, holistic assessment of English language learning in each of seven Latin American countries: Argentina,...
11 April, 2015
Edited by Professor Chris KennedyThis publication provides an informed overview of English language teaching in the Islamic Republic of Iran from the viewpoint of local practitioners and researchers...
30 March, 2015
English proficiency levels in Brazil are still very low, with only around 5% of Brazilians stating they have some knowledge of English. How can effective English teaching be implemented to reach the...
Publications:  	English as a medium of instruction – a growing global phenomenon
15 January, 2015
Julie DeardenThis report is an attempt to set out a global view of English Medium Instruction today. It is a bird's eye view or a snapshot of the views and issues involved when implementing EMI. The...
1 December, 2014
David HayesThis accessible and informative report considers current best practice for teaching English as a Foreign Language in the primary sector. Based on three case studies of high performing...
3 October, 2014
Are you using the correct terms for your young learners ?A child is defined as anyone who has not reached their 18th birthday (UNCRC 1989). Within this age range children go through different life-...
9 March, 2013
This is a collection of papers written by both UK and Arabic academics on the theme of how the growing knowledge and use of English is affecting the region.