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

You can:

  • sign up to our online teacher training courses 
  • download free lesson plans and classroom materials 
  • get tips, articles and information about professional development, conferences and qualifications 
  • join discussion groups and access training materials.

Find out more on our TeachingEnglish website or see below for an overview of the different sections. 


If you are a busy English language teacher or trainer looking for support and development materials for your classroom, we can help you with the collection of free materials on the British Council’s website for teachers. Find out more about our teaching resources.


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.


The British Council offers several phone and tablet applications that can be used to expand English language knowledge, practice for the IELTS exam, and polish up your skills. Discover our apps in this website.