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Free English language teaching resources

If you are an English language teacher or ELT professional, the British Council has a variety of free resources to support your work.

You can download free lesson plans and classroom materials; get tips, articles and information about professional development, conferences and qualifications. Join discussion groups with other instructors, and access training materials to improve your skills. 

Visit the TeachingEnglish website for more resources and materials.

 

Lesson plans and classroom activities

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

Help your students hear and understand the sounds of English using the British Council Phonemic Chart tool. Find out more about how the 'Phonemic Chart' can help develop students' English listening skills.

English teaching resources

If you are a busy English language teacher or trainer looking for support and development materials for your classroom, we can help you with a collection of free materials, updated regularly from the British Council website for teachers. Find out more about English teaching resources, including how to use literature in the classroom.

Articles and training courses

If you are an English language teacher and you want to develop your understanding of teaching methodology and practice, the British Council can help you with regularly updated articles.

The British Council offers a range of teacher training courses which will soon be available online. These cover areas such as primary and secondary teaching, learning technologies and many other subjects. For more information see the British Council’s teacher training.