Opinion on multilingual education in Sub-Saharan Africa is divided. Photo by GPE/ Deepa Srikantaiah on Flickr / Creative Commons

Opinion on multilingual education in Sub-Saharan Africa is divided. Photo by GPE/ Deepa Srikantaiah on Flickr / Creative Commons

Opinion on multilingual education in Sub-Saharan Africa is divided. Photo by GPE/ Deepa Srikantaiah on Flickr / Creative Commons

In many Sub-Saharan African countries, English becomes the official language of instruction at a relatively early stage in a child's education, often with confusing effects. As our collection of academic papers, Multilingual Education in Africa: Lessons from the Juba Language-in-Education Conference (ed. Hamish McIlwraith), is presented in Juba today, 29 August 2013, our country director in South Sudan, Tony

Flyers or posters are not as effective as word of mouth when trying to attract an audience. Photo by Simon Li on Flickr

Flyers or posters are not as effective as word of mouth when trying to attract an audience. Photo by Simon Li on Flickr

Flyers or posters are not as effective as word of mouth when trying to attract an audience. Photo by Simon Li on Flickr

A panel of theatre practitioners at this year’s Edinburgh Showcase discusses how to market new projects and the importance of developing relationships between artist and audience.

Students in the stop motion animation workshop (image credit: Ahed Izhiman)

Students in the stop motion animation workshop (image credit: Ahed Izhiman)

Students in the stop motion animation workshop (image credit: Ahed Izhiman)

Yara, Lara, Ibtisam, Shorouq, Abdel Rahman and Shahd are high school students at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society Total Communication School, whose hearing impairment varies from partial deafness to total inability. Their condition poses many barriers, but animation tutors invited by the British Council are giving the students skills to lift them.  The British Council’s Alaa' Maa'ytah met the

Many of us don't often use a pen and paper to write at length in our daily lives, yet this is what we expect of young learners. Photo by vidalia_11 on Flickr / Creative Commons

Many of us don't often use a pen and paper to write at length in our daily lives, yet this is what we expect of young learners. Photo by vidalia_11 on Flickr / Creative Commons

Many of us don't often use a pen and paper to write at length in our daily lives, yet this is what we expect of young learners. Photo by vidalia_11 on Flickr / Creative Commons

Roseli Serra, winner of the TeachingEnglish monthly blog award, writes about how to encourage children learning English to love writing in English too.

A group of international researchers is trying to correctly restore the colour of birds as old as 100 million years. Pictured: The holotype of Microraptor gui, IVPP V 13352 under normal light. This shows the preserved feathers (white arrow) and the 'halo' around the specimen where they appear to be absent (black arrows). Scale bar at 5 cm. Licensed under Creative Commons

A group of international researchers is trying to correctly restore the colour of birds as old as 100 million years. Pictured: The holotype of Microraptor gui, IVPP V 13352 under normal light. This shows the preserved feathers (white arrow) and the 'halo' around the specimen where they appear to be absent (black arrows). Scale bar at 5 cm. Licensed under Creative Commons

A group of international researchers is trying to correctly restore the colour of birds as old as 100 million years. Pictured: The holotype of Microraptor gui, IVPP V 13352 under normal light. This shows the preserved feathers (white arrow) and the 'halo' around the specimen where they appear to be absent (black arrows). Scale bar at 5 cm. Licensed under Creative Commons

Dr David Hone (University of Bristol) is a palaeontologist specialising in dinosaur ecology and behaviour. Here, he shares some of his research on the colour of dinosaurs, which he and colleagues presented at the National Science and Technology Fair in Bangkok on 6-21 August 2013 following an invitation from the British Council.