Gail Ellis: Using children’s literature to teach children English


This excellent webinar with Gail Ellis shows how the rich and stimulating medium of story picturebooks and the technique of storytelling can develop children’s English as well as encourage social and emotional development.

Gail presents a range of picturebooks to identify the criteria to use when selecting picturebooks, as the key to successful storytelling is having the right story for the linguistic and cognitive ability of the children.

During the webinar, Gail used several picturebooks. For a list of these, please download the attached document at the bottom of this page.

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About the speaker:
Gail Ellis is Adviser Young Learners and Quality for the British Council and has over 30 years’ experience in English language teaching. She is co-author of Tell it Again! The Storytelling Handbook for Primary English Language Teachersrecently republished in its third edition by the British Council and The Primary English Teacher’s Guide published by Penguin Longman.

Download Tell it Again! The Storytelling Handbook for Primary English Language Teachers

You can download your own copy of Tell it Again! by clicking here or going to ourPublications section.

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Professional Development with Our World by NGL


Learning Through Stories Webinar

Who is it for?

Join teachers around the world to watch live talks from some of the biggest names in English language teaching.


Join ELT Author Roisin O’Farrell for a creative and interactive webinar. Stories are a very important part of childhood. They are an essential tool for promoting thinking, learning and imagination and, above all, children love them. This makes them an invaluable opportunity for advancing language learning.

In this webinar, we will look at different ways we can exploit the process of storytelling, applying traditional story time activities to stories from course books in a way that engages our children, nurtures their interest in English and maximizes their assimilation of new language.

View it here:

Làm bạn với con: Cho con tiếp xúc với ngoại ngữ khi nào?

Although this talkshow is in Vietnamese, but it worth seeing!

Visual Literacy in the Young Learner Classroom

Joan Shin, co-author of the primary series ‘Our World’ discusses how we can teach our young learner vital visual literacy skills in the ELT classroom

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Teaching Rhymes and Poems to Young Learners

These ELT Teacher Training Videos from Oxford University Press India aim to address significant and common issues in day-to-day classroom teacher-student interaction.

About this Video: This ELT training video by Ray Mackay encompasses the essence of using rhymes to teach language to young learners. The expert has given details about the key characteristics of rhymes and the significance of introducing them at an early age.

About the Author: Dr Ray Mackay is an ELT expert and teacher trainer with more than thirty years experience. He has taught at various schools and colleges in Europe, Africa and South Asia. He has been associated with primary teacher-training and textbook projects in eastern India since 2003 and has also been awarded the MBE for his services to English teaching in India.


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