Online resources for teachers
Online resources for teachers

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

We offer a range of online teacher training courses covering areas such as primary and secondary teaching, learning technologies and other subjects. We offer both moderated and self-access courses. 

  • Moderated courses are online courses led by a British Council e-moderator who is an experienced online teacher trainer. You will work with a group of teachers from around the world.
  • Self-access courses are online courses you can start at any time.

Learn more about our Courses and about the Modules you can take.

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 regularly updated lesson plans and classroom materials.
Learn more about lesson plans.

Classroom activity

If you are an English language teacher looking for materials, we can help you with our regularly updated classroom activities. 
Learn more about classroom activities.

TeachingEnglish articles

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

Tablet app for classrooms

LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories (School Edition) is a phonics-based story app which helps children learn to read and speak English. Each story practises phonics sounds and includes a game and dictionary. A teachers guide offers expert advice on how to use the app in the classroom.

Download from the Apple App Store (iPad only).