Dan O'Toole

Argentina: MOOC

In June 2021 schools in many countries around the world remained closed, partially closed or had adapted to a blended model. Challenges remained for teacher training to support teachers in managing remote contexts, to support new approaches to student assessment and engagement, amongst others. British Council’s New Ways of teaching: Skills teachers need in order […]

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Cuba: #InglesparaElDesarrollo, biennial conference Cuba 2021

British Council Cuba engaged Alan Mackenzie to participate in #InglesparaElDesarrollo, biennial conference Cuba 2021 held virtually November 9-11. This conference was part of the capacity building actions for teachers and student-teachers of EFL agreed with the ministries of education as part of the collaboration with the British Council and with the participation and support of the teacher

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East Asia: British Council ESFE Programmatic Framework

Chinese temple + Skyscraper: Photo by Arisa Chattasa on Unsplash In December 2020, British Council East Asia commissioned Alan Mackenzie to develop a detailed technical proposal for a programmatic framework shifting the strategy for English for Education Systems (EES) within the East Asia region away from providing teacher training to a delivery innovation, research and insight-led approach,

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Vietnam: Formative Assessment for ELT in schools

The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has recently acknowledged the value of formative assessment (assessment for learning) in the teaching of English from Primary Grade 3 to Secondary Grade 12. In a far-sighted and progressive policy, MOET has taken a comprehensive approach to fully integrating formative assessment practices within the national curriculum. Guidelines

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China Research Innovation Grant

China Research Innovation Grant We are honoured to be the joint recipients of a Research Innovation Award by British Council, China, under the 2021-2022 English Research and Materials Development Award. Along with our partners,  The Basic Education Curriculum and Teaching Material Research Center, National Institute of Education Sciences, China, we will be working towards the

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Africa ELTA MOU

Africa ELTA Memorandum of Understanding We are delighted to announce the signing of a new 3-year Memorandum of Understanding with our strategic business partners, Africa ELTA. The aim of the agreement is to collaborate on events in Africa for promoting and supporting the professional development of African teachers of English as a foreign language, and

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Nelson Arditto

Nelson Arditto is a teacher and teacher educator based in Spain. He has worked in ELT since 1997 as a teacher, academic manager and teacher trainer in the UK, Spain, Syria, the UAE, Ukraine, Jordan and China. He worked for many years as Course Director and tutor on Trinity teacher training courses (CertTESOL, DipTESOL, TYLEC)

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Paul Ashe

Paul Ashe has been involved in different areas of ELT since 1997. He has experience in ELT materials writing, Teacher Training (online and face-to-face), Educational Consultancy and Academic and Business Management. He also has experience in marketing, is SEO and SEM qualified and has experience in and has given talks on UX Design. As a

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Dr. Cristina Banfi

Dr. Cristina Banfi is Professor at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. She was Director of Languages in Education at the Ministry of Education of the City of Buenos Aires. She has taught in Argentina, the UK and the US and she has taken part in international research and language policy projects in Latin

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