Online resources for teachers

TeachingEnglish online training

Our digital self assessment tool will help you become an even more effective teacher by allowing you identify both your expertise and training needs.  Our online courses and modules help you gain confidence and knowledge in all 12 of the professional practices identified in our CPD framework.  

Join a global community of teachers and get your training started with our free Getting Started module or Understanding Special Educational Needs.  Both modules provide 12 hours of self access learning, helping you find your way around our platform and gaining confidence in key competencies for teaching in the 21 Century.

MOOC:  Teaching for Success: the Classroom and the World

Discover more about  the 12 professional practices for CPD on the British Council’s teacher development framework.

In this course you will look at four professional practices:

  • Integrating ICT
  • Promoting 21st-century skills
  • Using multilingual approaches
  • Understanding educational policies and practice.

Sign up here.

Teaching materials and ideas for the classroom 

If you are an English language teacher looking for materials, the British Council can help you with regularly updated lesson plans and classroom materials. 
Learn more about lesson plans.    

We also frequently publish new ideas on refreshing activities to use with your learners.  Find out more about activities for the ELT classroom or using literature-based materials.  

Apps for the classroom

LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories (School Edition) and Elementary Podcasts are just some of our apps which will help students of all ages engage in the learning process.  See our full list of apps and decide which ones are best for your class.