To stay creative and inspired during this difficult time, we have compiled some useful digital resources, and online courses below.


Online teaching resources

  • British Council Teaching English website
  • British Council school resources: The Great Language challenge education pack
  • British Council school resources: The Story of Water education pack
  • The de Ferrers Academy collaborated with Apple iTunes and put some free digital books and textbooks online. Teachers and students are able to read them on their iPads- here is a great online resource for you to peruse and share with your students
  • British Council's Graham Stanley on how to keep online learners’ attention in class
  • @TeacherToolkit shares some amazing ideas for creating engaging homework for your students. 46 of them to be exact! 
  • Here are some training workshop resources for teachers on how to keep young learners safe online from British Council's Teaching English site
  • Here are some useful eBooks for with digital activities for teachers to exploit with their students from TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) 
  • An interesting article on how to create screencasts for English language lessons. 
  • Check out these five digital resources for autonomous English language practice
  • Here are some useful resources for teenage learners to help broden their horizons from Oxford University Press website.
  • British Council's 'Connecting Classrooms' website provides some free resources on teaching global issues like media literacy, clean energy and gender equality
  • Global Digital Library is an excellent resource for students and teachers. A library full of e-readers for children
  • Read a story, learn a song and try out craft activities with British Council in Indonesia's newest resource all about Indonesia!

Online continuing professional development activities

  • Some excellent free online CPD (continuing professional development) courses focused on enabling teachers and  developing their understanding of areas such as global citizenship and international learning
  • Click and browse the assortment of webinars available from Cambridge Assessment, both recorded and scheduled. 
  • Here is an interesting article for those English or EMI teachers in Higher Education on advice on how to make your online pedagogy as effective and satisfying as the in-person version from 'The Chronicle of Higher Education' in the U.S.
  • Here are some great CPD webinar opportunities from the Teacher Development Trust
  • Download and check out this free guide for teachers on how to effectively use ICT (Information Communication Technology) in their lessons with our special self-access booklet

Other resources

  • The English Channel is a wonderful online platform for practicing English through videos on UK arts and entrepreneurship
  • British Council 'Learn English' site launches online guided writing practice for adult learners at five different language levels