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Working with elementary teachers in Taiwan we often encounter the same questions:

How can we manage our classes to maximize the learning opportunities for our young learners? How can we deal with mixed ability classes?

These issues are common to teachers in many countries and here are some suggestions for dealing with them.  These techniques…

Educational filmmaker Rachael Lawson tells us about her experience helping students in Hong Kong make documentaries about something important to them, all through the medium of English.

How did the project come about?

It has long been a dream of mine to run a film festival which showcases students’ work.  The chance to realise this…

Stepping into the unknown has been challenging, scary (at times) but also exhilarating, eye-opening, fascinating and inspiring. (Helen Sunderland, Language Assistant in Phitsanulok 2013)

The challenges facing the 248 English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) who recently arrived in Thailand may be great, with mosquitos, monsoon rain and a brand new culture to get to grips with,…

Secondary school teachers in Vietnam are experiencing a new training programme, tailored to the specifics of their teaching context in state schools across Vietnam.  Too often training courses overlook some of the constraints of being a school teacher, with strict curricula, set textbooks, large classes and short lessons, and don’t give sufficient time to practice…

Have you wondered what life is like working as a teacher mentor in beautiful, tropical Malaysian Borneo?  Currently there are around 120 British Council mentors working with primary school teachers across the rural provinces of Sabah and Sarawak, helping them to develop their teaching methodology and improve their English language skills.

We spoke to a…

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