Teach English

Free English language teaching resources

If you are an English language teacher or ELT professional, the British Council has 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.

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. Find out more about our Teaching English - lesson plans.

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, updated regularly from the British Council website for teachers. Find out more about Teaching English -  English teaching resources.

Phonemic chart

Help your students hear and understand the sounds of English using the British Council phonemic chart tool. Find out more about how the Phonemic chart can help develop students' English listening skills.

Articles

If you are an English language teacher and you want to develop your understanding of teaching methodology and practice, the British Council can help you with regularly updated Teaching English - articles.

Classroom activities

If you are an English language teacher looking for materials, we can help you with our regularly updated Teaching English - classroom activities

Literature in English language teaching

If you are an English teacher looking for literature-based materials, we can help you with texts, activities and listening materials. Find out more about these resources from Teaching English - BritLit.

Teacher training courses

The British Council offers a range of teacher training courses, which will soon be available online. These cover areas such as primary and secondary teaching, learning technologies and many other subjects. For more information see the British Council’s teacher training pages.