Teaching resources

If you are an English language teacher or English language teaching professional, we have a range of free resources to support your work:

  • 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.

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. Go to TeachingEnglish – Lesson Plans.

Classroom activity

If you are an English language teacher looking for materials, we can help you with our regularly updated classroom activities. Go to TeachingEnglish - Activities.

Teacher training

We offer a range of teacher training courses covering areas such as primary and secondary teaching, learning technologies and many other subjects. Go to TeachingEnglish – Teacher training.

Articles

If you are an English language teacher and want to develop your understanding of teaching methodology and practice, TeachingEnglish – Articles offers regularly updated articles by experienced teachers and ELT professionals.

Using literature in English Language Teaching

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

Apps: LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories (School Edition)

A phonics-based story app 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).