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Teach English

 Free English language teaching resources

If you are an English language teacher or English language teaching (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. 

English teaching resources

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.

Teaching English Articles

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

Teacher training

We offer a range of teacher training courses covering areas such as primary and secondary teaching, learning technologies and many other subjects. Learn more about teacher training.