'For our young to learn tolerance and understand the value of peace, they need to think and talk about conflict.' Photo by The U.S. Army on Flickr under Creative Commons.

'For our young to learn tolerance and understand the value of peace, they need to think and talk about conflict.' Photo by The U.S. Army on Flickr under Creative Commons.

'For our young to learn tolerance and understand the value of peace, they need to think and talk about conflict.' Photo by The U.S. Army on Flickr under Creative Commons.

The means of teaching can greatly affect the outcomes, and teaching about conflict is no exception. Meena Megha Malhotra of the Seagull Foundation, who helped develop one of several e-modules on conflict for schools as part of the Teaching Divided Histories project, explains the benefits of using digital technology in

Is life really 'too short' to learn German? Photo in Berlin by James Evans under Creative Commons licence.

Is life really 'too short' to learn German? Photo in Berlin by James Evans under Creative Commons licence.

Is life really 'too short' to learn German? Photo in Berlin by James Evans under Creative Commons licence.

German has a reputation for long words and difficult grammar. But far from being prosaic, it’s actually a language for writers, thinkers and hipsters, writes Martin Steinmetz. In the fourth of our series on the ten languages identified as most important to the UK over the next 20 years, he explains why life

'Prepositions mark special relationships between persons, objects, and locations.' Photo by uncoolbob on Flickr under Creative Commons.

'Prepositions mark special relationships between persons, objects, and locations.' Photo by uncoolbob on Flickr under Creative Commons.

'Prepositions mark special relationships between persons, objects, and locations.' Photo by uncoolbob on Flickr under Creative Commons.

Why are words like 'on', 'at', 'for' and 'about' so tricky for learners of English and how can teachers help? Adam Simpson, winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his infographic on prepositions, explains.

'One huge advantage of Spanish is the access it offers to such a wide range of countries and cultures.' Photo of Mexico City by Kasper Christensen under Creative Commons licence.

'One huge advantage of Spanish is the access it offers to such a wide range of countries and cultures.' Photo of Mexico City by Kasper Christensen under Creative Commons licence.

'One huge advantage of Spanish is the access it offers to such a wide range of countries and cultures.' Photo of Mexico City by Kasper Christensen under Creative Commons licence.

In the recent Languages for the Future report, Spanish was highlighted as the most important language for people in the UK to learn. In the third of our series of posts on the ten languages in the report, the British Council's Catherine Mansfield explains why.

'My strategy for fighting for my rights was to take up a course in law'. Photo: British Council.

'My strategy for fighting for my rights was to take up a course in law'. Photo: British Council.

'My strategy for fighting for my rights was to take up a course in law'. Photo: British Council.

Despite receiving a 'not guilty' verdict, Peter Ouku was sentenced to death in 2009 for the murder of his wife. Determined to fight for his rights and find purpose in life in prison, he studied for a diploma in law with the University of London. He tells us about his journey from being a death row inmate to his graduation last