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

You can:

  • 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 lesson plans using science

A series of multi-media pedagogic resources are for secondary teachers who teach science classes in English with our Science in Schools virtual workshops.

English 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 for kids, for teens and for adults.

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 for kids, for teens and for adults.

Teaching literature

If you are looking for literature-based materials, we can help you with texts, activities and listening materials. 
Find out more about our resources to help teachers use literature in the classroom.

Regular articles 

If you are an English language teacher and you want to develop your understanding of teaching methodology and practice, we can help you with regular articles.

Teaching English community

Access our blogs, forums, networks and video discussions to find out what other teachers have to say. Find out more about teacher networks around the world.

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