'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.
Young people are most likely to mistrust their governments. Photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy, Creative Commons licence.
Leaders from the most important sectors in North Africa and the UK came together during our Hammamet Conference in November 2013 to discuss this question. The British Council’s Ellen Berry gives us a glimpse into the report, published today.
It can sometimes be difficult to keep students' attention. Photo by Linderesa (Creative Commons licence)
Following her recent presentation in our seminar series for English language teachers in the UK (video below), Johanna Stirling offers ways to deal with human 'weaknesses' in teaching situations.
What if 'live' welding is too dangerous or expensive for inexperienced students? Photo by The Crucible / Creative Commons
Vocational skills are often seen as innately 'hands-on' and practical. But what if you could teach them through computer simulation? Geoff Rebbeck, who will be presenting at the British Council's E-Learning and Innovation seminar in London later this month, explains how one UK college is using virtual simulation software to teach students welding skills.
'Hands across the divide’ sculpture in Derry~Londonderry, the city where Mariane shared her personal experience of conflict in November 2013; copyright: Derry Visitor and Convention Bureau, used with permission
Mariane Pearl was five months pregnant when her husband, the US journalist Daniel Pearl, was captured and beheaded by a militant Islamic fundamentalist group in February 2002. She is best known for her related memoir 'A Mighty Heart', which was made into an award-winning film.