Teaching English

Whether you are new to English language teaching, or whether you are taking the next steps in your career and development, you will find valuable help and opportunities here.

These links will take you to essential information; expert advice; teaching tips and materials; articles; discussions; and support networks to help you achieve your goals.

Teaching English

The new global home for English teaching on the web brings together everything that busy teachers need, from classroom materials to ideas for development.  Download teaching materials; read blogs from guest experts and teachers worldwide; and join helpful discussions.

English Language Assistants

The community, advice and resources site for undergraduate language students who are gaining a year’s experience as English Language Assistants – with pre-departure and on-the-job help.

Peacekeeping English project

All about teaching peacekeeping English worldwide to the military, police and border guards, with downloadable teaching materials, newsletter and the LearnEnglish Peacekeepers website.

ELT e-news

The English Language Teaching Contacts (ELTeCS) e-news sends you weekly email bulletins about ELT events, projects and other opportunities in your region, including Hornby workshops for teachers.

TEFL jobs

Information about getting qualified to Teach English in different contexts, and about working in the British Council’s teaching network.


The ELTons (British Council Innovation Awards) are offered to outstanding new language learning products and services, which use innovative ideas to help learners achieve their goals, or to innovative research which has clear practical benefits for English language teaching.

Visit Global Home for Teachers


Try out activities and resources for the classroom.


Talk about areas of interest, get advice, join in blogs and link up with other teachers around the globe.


Think about the way you teach and the principles which underpin your teaching.


Transform your own teaching through professional development or, if you are a policy maker, transform the educational policy in your country.


‘I visit Teaching English to keep up to date with current thinking in ELT.  It’s very rewarding to share my experiences with other teachers in the discussions.’

Harshwardhan Kadepurkar, India (first Guest Teacher, Teaching English)

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