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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…

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, 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…

Increase your confidence in English and learn more about British culture with the new, free Exploring English: Language and Culture course.  If you have a general interest in learning more about language and culture or want to improve your English for work, travel or study, this course is for you.  All you need is an internet connection,…

Wanting a change of career Jenny Teo took the CELTA at the Teacher Development Centre in Singapore.  She tells us how CELTA has helped her develop a new career and move abroad.

Prior to the CELTA, I had a long and fairly successful career in marketing and communications for corporate, non-profit and government sectors in…

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