teaching: resources, material and online courses

If you are an English language teacher or English Language Teaching (ELT) professional, we have lots of online resources to support your work.

If you are an English language teacher, an English Language Teaching (ELT) professional or a subject teacher teaching in English then you can choose from our online teacher training courses and resources to support your work. We provide support, courses and free of charge resources for both pre-service and in-service training.

We can work with you to review your training curricula, systems and structures, including school-practice and mentoring, and provide online and printed training materials.

Teacher training

Our short courses on FutureLearn are free for anyone to sign up to. The courses are three or four weeks long and there are a range of topics, from assessing learners to planning a great lesson. Study at your own pace and communicate with other teachers from all over the world. British Council educators will answer your questions on all of the courses.

CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) 

You can do an online CELTA course, run by the British Council, France. Find out more.

Lesson plans

Our lesson plans give you a series of activities to use in your classroom, including procedure and worksheets to download. If you are an English language teacher looking for materials, the British Council can help you with a wide range of full lesson plans to use in your classroom

Classroom activity

If you are an English language teacher looking for materials, we can help you with our regularly updated practical resources to use in your classroom, whether you are teaching primary students, secondary students, or adults and business students.
Classroom resources

TeachingEnglish articles

If you are an English language teacher and want to develop your understanding of teaching methodology and practice, our TeachingEnglish website offers you articles with regularly updated pieces by experienced teachers and ELT professionals.