'Flattery and reassurance are Lady Macbeth’s favourite persuasive tools – and isn’t the art of persuasion one we would all like to master?' Photo by Andrew Smith under Creative Commons licence.
As we celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth this year, English tutor and resource writer Genevieve White responds to some of the common problems teaching Shakespeare in the English language classroom.
The number of women in higher education surpasses men at undergraduate level in many South Asian countries, but where are the women leaders? Photo at Fatima Jinnah Women University by U.S. Embassy Pakistan under Creative Commons licence.
Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March, the British Council’s Ismail Badat runs us through the numbers and asks why there aren’t more women leaders in higher education in South Asia.
'Lagos could be a lover, a friend, a shaman, an adversary, a politician, an illusion or the dream of a dreamer.' Photo by William Muzi, Creative Commons licence.
Two Lagosian writers explain what’s special about their city and how they captured that in stories performed as plays at the Lagos Theatre Festival last weekend. The stories had been selected as part of a British Council competition in 2013.
There are hundreds of mobile apps available for English language students. Photo by Chris Whittle, used with permission.
Mobile devices and apps are changing the way people learn English. Teacher Emma Segev, who won last month’s British Council Teaching English blog award, shares her ideas for learning English on the go. Comment below this post if you have further tips.
University seminars can be humourous places. Photo by Arnett Gill on Flickr / Creative Commons licence.
Can English language students be ‘trained’ in humour? Ahead of her live-streamed British Council seminar on Wednesday, 26 February, teacher and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) specialist Emma Greenhalgh tells us why humour should be incorporated into language learning.