What we’re reading

What we’re reading

This week there have been a slew of posts following the Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona, which has been great for making those of us who weren’t there very jealous of Nick, Jo and Berta. We were at home reading about EdTech … Innovate ELT round-up Kat...
BBC Social Enterprise Project

BBC Social Enterprise Project

BBC Learning English has produced Learning Circles as part of a nationwide campaign, English My Way. The programme aims to help people in hard-to-reach areas in the UK, particularly those from Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Somali communities, to learn English. Mike Harrison, ELT producer at BBC Learning English, and Frances Carbines, Project Officer at the British Council, explain a bit more about the project.

What did the British Council learn from the Exploring English: Language and Culture MOOC?

What did the British Council learn from the Exploring English: Language and Culture MOOC?

In the weeks since the British Council’s first MOOC ended, I’ve been asking myself what exactly we’ve learned from it. Did it ‘work’, as Nicola asked? My feeling is that it did – not only in terms of the numbers of learners it attracted but in what it achieved within the parameters we set for it. If it wasn’t the ‘true ELT MOOC’ Nicola described, that’s because we didn’t plan for it to be that.