'Many online tools are easy to use and really support a child-centred approach to learning and teaching.' Photo by Tom Woodward on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.
How can ICT help children learn about people from other cultures? Teacher Wilma Gordon has this week won an eTwinning European prize for an online school project which joined together primary school pupils from around Europe. Here, she explains the benefits of using ICT in the classroom and tells us about some useful tools.
Warsaw (pictured) is one of the cities on the European continent where higher education institutions offer courses taught in English. Photo by Arian Zwegers / Creative Commons.
As more and more non-English speaking universities teach courses using English as the medium (or language) of instruction, the British Council’s Anne Wiseman and Adrian Odell look at some of the questions this raises for lecturers and their students. You can also stream the signature event on the subject at the IATEFL (International Association for Teachers of English
'To make the right impression, it's important to teach in a business-like way. This affects what you say, and how you behave, but also what you wear.' Photo by British Council.
How is teaching business English different from teaching general English? Teacher and trainer Gabrielle Jones, who won the most recent British Council Teaching English blog award, tells us how to succeed in the business English classroom. Comment below this post if you have further tips.
A corpus is a collection of texts used for language research, but corpora can also be of use in teaching. Photo by Ines Seidel under Creative Commons licence.
What verb does 'negotiation' go with? Do you 'make' or 'conduct' a negotiation? Adam Kilgarriff, Director of Lexical Computing, explains how 'corpora' can help us answer such questions where dictionaries meet their limits. He presented a British Council seminar on the subject yesterday.
Teachers and students are naturally attracted to texts that have not been produced for the purpose of language learning. Photo by Javier Corbo under Creative Commons licence.
How should teachers use 'authentic' texts in class? Author, trainer and teacher Rachael Roberts gives valuable advice on the example of newspapers. She will also be delivering a live-streamed presentation from Belfast on writing effective classroom materials, 11 March 2014.