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TeachingEnglish Asia
British Council TeachingEnglish Asia December 2016

Welcome to TeachingEnglish Asia

Welcome to our final edition of 2016.  We hope you had a successful year and are looking forward to an even better 2017.

In this edition we have details of the 2017 A.S.Hornby Educational Trust scholarship which are open to ELT professionals from around the world.   We also have news from Japan, Myanmar and China as well as tips for anyone who is thinking of speaking at an ELT conference.

We hope you enjoy reading this edition and if you have any questions for us please email the TeachingEnglish Asia team.

News and events
  Seminar attendees in Myanmar listen happily

So you want to present at an ELT conference

A group of teachers from Singapore travelled to Myanmar for the 17th Annual English Language Teaching Conference and wowed the audiences with their interesting and lively sessions.  

The teachers share some of their tips for anyone who is thinking of speaking at an ELT conference.

  Three MA students listen to someone talking off screen.

A.S.Hornby Educational Trust scholarships 2017

For English language teachers from outside the UK a fantastic opportunity to study for a Masters in ELT at the University of Warwick is now available.

The recruitment process for the A.S.Hornby Educational Trust scholarships is open for study in the UK between October 2017 and September 2018. The application deadline is 12 midday UK time on Monday 16 January 2017.

Find out more about the scholarships and apply now. 

  Myanmar Ministers and support staff work together in class

Developing English skills for Parliament in Myanmar

The English for Parliament Programme in Myanmar is working with Ministers of Parliament and parliamentary support staff to improve their English proficiency levels.  The long term goal is to help them communicate and collaborate with international agencies to ensure there is a successful transition to a democratically functioning parliament in Myanmar.

Read more about this fascinating project.

  LEEP trainer Mark and his trainees look at some storybooks

Teacher training in Japan - a trainer's perspective

The Leaders of English Education Project (LEEP) in Japan aims to help practising teachers become ‘leaders’, or teacher trainers in a more interactive, student-centred style of English language teaching.

One of our LEEP trainers, Mark, talks about working with Japanese teachers and helping them develop new skills.

  Children receive some colourful storybooks

Kids Read comes to China

Outside Beijing Kids Read is working to foster a culture of reading amongst primary students from underprivileged communities and schools.

The children will get to enjoy both hearing and reading stories from a wide range of popular picture books, making English far more engaging and fun.

Find out about how this project works and what it aims to do.


British Council Resources

TeachingEnglish: If you missed our recent Teaching for Success online conference you can catch up with recordings of all the sessions available on our website.

Publications: Two new publications focus on technology in ELT. Exploring the role of recently-qualified English teachers in developing technology use in language classrooms through communities of practice focusses on six secondary schools across Malaysia.  Using action research to explore technology in language teaching: international perspectives looks at the use of ICT and new technologies in the classroom.

LearnEnglish:  The Premier League is the world's most-watched football league and many of your students will follow it.  They will enjoy these videos of players from around the world discussing their experiences in the UK.

LearnEnglish Kids: The Video Zone has videos on a huge range of topics that your students will enjoy watching both inside and outside of class.

LearnEnglish Teens: If your teenage students enjoy listening to music they'll love the Music UK section of our site where they can listen to lots of new British music while practicing their listening skills.

Events: Find out about ELT conferences and events taking place across East Asia in the coming months as well as deadlines for submitting papers, abstracts and presentations.



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