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An unusual commute to school

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September 4, 2014
The school boat waits at the rocky jetty

The school boat waits at the rocky jetty

The school boat waits at the rocky jetty

Tom Lyndon works as a mentor in Kota Kinabalu on the English Language Teacher Development Project.  One of the schools he visits is on a small island and he tells us about his unusual commute.   

Tuesdays are always early starts for me. This is the day I go to SK Pulau Sepanggar. I have…

Still from the British Council East Asia Education video

Still from the British Council East Asia Education video

Still from the British Council East Asia Education video

Recently the British Council spoke to key individuals around East Asia, asking them about the importance of English and education and how we can play a part in the future of the region. Watch this video to find out what people think including: Le Luong Minh, ASEAN Secretary General; Sir Michael Barber, Pearson Chief Education…

Two of the young poets getting into their performance

Two of the young poets getting into their performance

Two of the young poets getting into their performance

It’s 1983. In a school playground in East London a teacher gives a crying boy two tools to change his life forever. First, a pen: “This is your weapon”. Next, a blank notebook: “This is your new best friend”. Though young Charlie had been expecting something quite different, he noted his teacher’s advice, “Write down…

Discussion at a conference

Discussion at a conference

Events in September and October

Annual Conference for Teachers of English Engage: Making teaching and learning more engaging for all 13 – 14 September 2014, Yangon, Burma (Myanmar)

Malaysia International Conference on English Language Teaching – MICELT 2014 Enabling Research, Making it Meet Practice 13 – 15 September 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

INTERSPEECH 2014 Celebrating…

Aung Sun Suu Kyi welcomes the EfECT trainers to Burma

Aung Sun Suu Kyi welcomes the EfECT trainers to Burma

Aung Sun Suu Kyi welcomes the EfECT trainers to Burma

Aung Sun Suu Kyi, Burmese democracy icon, visited the British Council in Yangon yesterday to welcome English for Education College Trainers (EfECT) trainers to the country and to express her hope that the project would realise its goal of improving levels of English as well as encouraging participants to become better teachers. EfECT was launched…