Little Women - a classic story for all

Little Women – a classic story for all

A good book is a good companion – and many of us like to snuggle up on the sofa and immerse ourselves in a new world.  For language learners, reading a whole novel may...
5 benefits of using graded Readers with young learners

5 benefits of using graded Readers with young learners

It’s widely reported that language learners who read develop other language skills more quickly than those who don’t. When we encourage our students to read and enjoy reading, we are helping them to progress...
The importance of teaching values to young learners

The importance of teaching values to young learners

In our English classrooms we teach far more than just the language. As educators our job is to help children become responsible citizens who care about the world around them. It is essential...
5 ways to become a reading detective

5 ways to become a reading detective

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous and well-loved detectives in the history of literature. The character was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 19th century. Since then he...
Marvel Readers Series Nominated for ELTons Innovation Awards

Marvel Readers Series Nominated for ELTons Innovation Awards

The British Council’s ELTons awards celebrate the best innovations in English language teaching and learning worldwide. We are pleased to announce that our Marvel Cinematic Readers series is a finalist in the 17th...
Engage your students with out-of-this-world Marvel Cinematic Readers

Engage your students with out-of-this-world Marvel Cinematic Readers

If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Invisibility? Teleportation? How about the ability to engage your learners in reading activities in an instant? Well, you can do just that with...

6 romantic Readers and classroom ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air on February 14th and there are hearts, red roses, and boxes of chocolates across the globe. We’re ready for the big day here and to get you feeling...
word gap

The word gap; challenges, impact and how to bridge the gap!

“The limits of my language are the limits of my world” – Wittgenstein By now I’m sure you have heard of the word gap and how learners’ limited vocabulary in mainstream upper-primary and secondary education...

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