Tools such as our solar powered audio player have helped governments in Sub Saharan Africa to improve methodology and teaching of English in challenging contexts. ©

Clement Tardif 2013

We provide support and partnership to governments wishing to transform the teaching and learning of English in their education systems and institutions. We achieve this through:

  • our international experience and expertise in project design and management
  • providing a range of specialist products and resources for learners and teachers using the latest technologies
  • delivering high quality English language teaching and internationally recognised examinations
  • championing and commissioning research and innovation.

As a world leader in the teaching and learning of English as a foreign language, British Council has a rich library of publications and resource packs. You can find hundreds of free-to-download resources at our TeachingEnglish and English Agenda websites.

Our publications from Francophone Africa

The English Language in Francophone West Africa (Hywel Coleman) examines the language situations in eight West African nations – Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo. It describes the roles that English plays, ways in which English is taught, who teaches it, and how learners and their teachers perceive the language.

Starter Teachers: A methodology course for the classroom is aimed at equipping teacher trainers in low-resource contexts with skills and techniques they can use to play an active role in starter teachers’ continuous professional development. The book is the work of participants from a Hornby Regional School held by British Council Senegal in Libreville, Gabon in September 2014.

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