TeachingEnglish is produced by the British Council with content and editorial support from the British Broadcasting Corporation. Both organisations receive funding from the UK government for their work in promoting English, supporting English language teaching (ELT) and providing information and access to ELT products, services and expertise from the UK. All teaching material on the site is free to access.
As part of a pilot project, the site also features a variety of teaching materials produced by selected UK publishers.
We have designed this site to act in four ways:
- as a theoretical and historical archive: where you can read about teaching methodology, current practice and issues in ELT
- as a practical resource: for materials, activities and ideas for your teaching
- as a forum: to help you, as teachers of English, to discuss your teaching, exchange ideas and share materials
- as an information source: for professional development and training as well as an access point for consultancy services to implement educational policy reform.
- The site is divided into four main sections which mirror the purposes described above:
- THINK: where you can find teachers’ articles on different aspects of teaching, from classroom practice to learning theory
- TRY: where you can find lesson plans, quizzes, ideas for activities and other materials which you can download to use in class
- TALK: where you can keep you own personal blog, join discussion forums and form groups around particular areas of interest
- TRANSFORM: where teachers can get help and advice on their professional development (training, qualifications, personal development, specialist areas, etc) and policy makers can find information about the products and consultancy services that the British Council can offer from the ELT constituency in the UK.
The materials on this site are designed for non-native speaker teachers of English working predominantly in secondary education in state schools around the world. However, we have made a wide variety of material available and we trust it will also be of interest to teachers of all age groups and working in other kinds of teaching institutions.
TeachingEnglish also allows users to comment on content across the site. Views expressed by our users are theirs and do not necessarily reflect the views of the British Council or the BBC.