In this section, you will find a number of publications, webinar recordings, conference presentations and interviews, as well as video tips which have been written to help you develop your skills and knowledge as a teacher in the professional practice 'Knowing the subject'. From advice on how to teach primary-aged students to supporting adult learners in the EFL classroom, the content you will find here is practical, insightful and full of ideas to support your teaching and planning for all kinds of learners.

10 June, 2020
Find out more about our new FutureLearn course for teachers, starting on 22 June 2020
26 May, 2020
Watch a recording of our latest webinar exploring the ways in which use of the learners' own language(s) can support...
25 May, 2020
Grow your skills as a teacher and learn more about professional development for teachers. The next start date is 8 June...
21 May, 2020
This paper provides an analysis of the factors that facilitate intercultural relations through the English language. 
23 October, 2019
Are you challenging your students enough to learn English? How do you know if tangible learning is taking place in your...
17 October, 2019
This self-study guide for teachers and teacher educators looks at knowing the subject.
3 May, 2019
Watch a recording of this 1-hour webinar on cross-cultural awareness with Dr. Susan Barduhn.
23 March, 2019
This book reports the results of the monitoring and evaluation of an innovative English Language Teaching. 
29 November, 2018
Pronunciation straddles two domains: it is part language - like grammar or vocabulary, and part skill - like speaking...
23 October, 2018
This webinar looks at the teaching of English as a Foreign language in pre-primary education and shares the results of...
23 October, 2018
The British Council sponsored the live-streaming of the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG - NATECLA London conference '...
23 October, 2018
The British Council sponsored the live-streaming of the IATEFL Pronunciation SIG - NATECLA London conference '...
23 February, 2018
This research study used eyetracking methods to investigate how learners process text, audio and pictures.
7 March, 2017
In this talk, Scott Thornbury looks at some of the basic principles of learning and education.
26 July, 2016
In this talk, Clare discusses effective strategies for giving students feedback on their writing.
6 February, 2014
Watch a recording of this webinar with Lizzie Pinard, looking at learner autonomy and practical methods that we can use...
1 February, 2014
Recorded in March 2014, this webinar by Keith Kelly looks at the successful implementation of CLIL.
8 November, 2013
Watch a recording of David Petrie's webinar, where he looks at developing students' writing skills for success in exams.
23 September, 2013
Watch a recording of Adam Simpson's webinar, where he looks at exploring language through creative activities.
22 September, 2013
Watch a recording of this webinar with Averil Coxhead, focusing on the key points English for Specific Purposes (ESP)...
27 June, 2013
The second Primary Innovations Research Seminar in Bangkok, March 2008 was a regional information sharing forum where...
11 June, 2013
Edited by Dr Philip Powell-DaviesIf you are interested in  how to effectively evaluate or assess English language...
18 April, 2013
Edited by Susan Sheehan  The British Council works closely with universities and other research institutions to fund...
28 February, 2013
Edited by Julian Edge and Steve Mann This publication will interest and stimulate anyone who is involved in planning...
1 September, 2012
Watch a recording of this talk by Chia Suan Chong from November 2012.
26 June, 2012
Watch a recording of this webinar with Anthony Gaughan looking at the ingredients that go into making a great lesson.
17 March, 2012
Edited by Fiona Copland and Sue Garton with Monika Davis, this is a book for primary school teachers of English.
29 February, 2012
Watch a recording of Fitch O'Connell's webinar looking at how to integrate short stories and poetry into the language...
23 August, 2011
Teachers often disagree on whether or not to use the phonemic chart in their lessons. Watch Peter and Clare argue for...
21 March, 2011
Watch a recording of Rod Bolitho's webinar about how to include a focus on thinking skills in the English language...