'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.
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.
Students need good listening skills to interpret what people are saying in various academic situations. Photo by Melvin Gaal on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.
Effective listening is essential in an academic context. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) specialist and author Edward de Chazal tells us how English language teachers can help students prepare. His live-streamed British Council seminar is on Wednesday, 26 February.
'Learners should feel free to talk about themselves, their identities and personal lives'. Photo by Antoine Walter on Flickr under Creative Commons licence
Can English language teachers afford to ignore lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues? Following her recent British Council Seminar, education consultant Laila El-Metoui tells us about the importance of creating an inclusive and positive atmosphere in the classroom.