Project updates and news
Find out what's happening with some of our projects from around the region and hear directly from the people involved; the trainers, mentors, teachers and mentees.
Training for Success in Thailand
The Regional English Training Centres in Thailand aim to develop the English levels, teaching methods, and to improve the confidence of primary and secondary school teachers nationwide.
Kids Read across East Asia
Kids Read is an award-winning reading programme for primary school children to encourage reading for pleasure inside and outside the classroom.
Diversity and Development in South West China
An ambitious three year teacher development programme is taking place in Yunnan province in the far south-west of China, a province known for its ethnic diversity.
Developing Trainers in Burma
EfECT is a trail-blazing teacher training project which benefits hundreds of teacher educators from Education Colleges and Universities across Burma.
Oil trucks, helicopters and storybooks
A literacy project in rural Kelantan, Malaysia aims to encourage the love of reading in primary school children and improve their English literacy and confidence.
CELTA Online from the student's perspective
The British Council Singapore recently started running the Cambridge CELTA Online. We hear from some of the first students sharing their experiences and advice for future students.
Can-do Conference in Osaka and Tokyo
Japanese teachers learnt how to use Can-do statements with their students as part of an action-oriented approach to language learning, at conferences in Tokyo and Osaka.
CiSELT success in Malaysia
The CiSELT course is being used by an independent school in Malaysia as part of their long term commitment to the professional development of their English teachers.
Action Research takes Centre-Stage in Malaysia
Members of the British Council Malaysia team attended the MELTA International Research Conference in English Language Education 2016 and share their poster presentations with us.
So you want to speak at a conference
A group of teachers from Singapore presented at the English Language Teaching Conference in Yangon, Myanmar, and they share their tips for speaking at a conference.
English for Parliament Programme in Myanmar
English communication skills are key in Myanmar and the English for Parliament programme is helping Myanmar Ministers of Parliament and Parliamentary Support Staff develop their skills.
LEEPing ahead in Japan
English teachers across Japan are benefiting from training as part of an initiative to improve English language levels in the country.
Creative Education helps English teachers in Indonesia
The Creative Education programme encourages the development of 21st century skills, rich language and creative thinking in students and was recently delivered in Indonesia.
Providing a platform to inspire at MELTA
The British Council supported the 2016 MELTA conference with several workshops and presentations. Read about some of the key points from these sessions.
Academic Teaching Excellence pilot in the Philippines
Subject teachers from the Central Colleges of the Philippines recently completed the Academic Teaching Excellence professional development course.
Developing a CPD programme in Nam Dinh, Vietnam
A project is being piloted in Nam Dinh province, Vietnam, providing professional development for local English teachers, focussing on language proficiency, teaching skills and methodologies.
Boot Camp for English Teachers in Thailand
In Thailand, the British Council recently completed an intensive 5-week Boot Camp teacher development project in partnership with the Thai Ministry of Education.
Needs Analysis: As much about opportunities as needs
A recent methodology training project for primary school teachers in China showed us that a standard needs analysis can uncover so much more than needs, it also reveals opportunities.
From Input to Implementation in Teacher Development
Teachers need to engage in the kind of 21st century thinking and practice that they are encouraging their students to develop, but many need professional development to acquire these skills.
Academic Teaching Excellence course comes to Vietnam
A wide range of training programmes, including the new Academic Teaching Excellence course, are delivered in Vietnam with teachers, lecturers and trainers from across the country benefiting.
Cognitive Architecture and ELT lecture
Dr Alan Waters, a renowned ELT expert from United Kingdom, gave a public lecture in the Philippines on the connection between cognitive architecture and the learning of language knowledge.
Bringing ELT conferences to Burma
In Burma we have been supporting teachers for many years, organising two of the biggest ELT conferences in the country.
Communicative teacher training in Pyongyang
Since 2011 intensive English teacher training courses have been running in the DPRK, bringing new approaches to English teaching to teachers across the country.
State of English in the Philippines: Should we be concerned?
A recent roundtable discussion in the Philippines looked at the future of English and the competitive advantage it brings, in this country with a huge number of English speakers.