Women and girls in Bangladesh are largely excluded from taking part in the digital sphere. Photo by The Advocacy Project / Creative Commons licence.
Life-long discrimination, subjugation and dependence prevent a large part of rural Bangladeshi girls from receiving an education and contributing to society as equals, but a combination of policy and non-governmental initiatives is helping to improve their situation. The British Council’s Alexandra Tyers explains.
Using pictures in the classroom can make speaking in English fun. Photo by John Morgan / Creative Commons licence
Larissa Albano, winner of our monthly Teaching English blog award, is an English teacher based in Italy who blogs at larissaslanguages.blogspot.com. She explains how using pictures as a teaching aid can help language teachers engage their students.
Canada and Germany are becoming more popular as study destinations, although the UK remains the preferred option for Indian students. Photo by Nithya Priyan / Creative Commons
The British Council’s Richard Everitt explains the latest figures and provides some options for UK universities, based on our latest report on Indian student mobility.
'We Brazilian women have been able to conquer our space, although there is still some sexism and some barriers to be removed.' Premier Skills coach Geisa Silva Santos. Photo: British Council
The British Council and the Premier League have committed to an aim – in 2016 – of increasing the proportion of girls and women to 50% among all the young people taking part in Premier Skills. We spoke to two female coaches about the football and education programme in Brazil and Botswana.
An internship in Milan through the IAESTE programme changed the course of Professor Aleksander's career. Photo by Angel / Creative Commons
Professor Igor Aleksander, emeritus professor of neural systems engineering in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London, designed the world’s first neural pattern recognition system. He writes about how a stint in Milan with the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) changed the course of his…