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For fresh and innovative perspectives and ideas on English language teaching from around the world, be inspired by the British Council’s publications. You can access our full range of publications, including our series of Research Papers (as free PDFs) here.  

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English language teaching, learning and assessment in Nepal: Policies and practices in the school education system

This report by Prithvi N Shrestha and Ganga Ram Gautam provides an overview of how English language teaching, learning and assessment are currently situated within school-level education in Nepal. The report provides up-to-date contextual information, exploring policies and practices. The authors draw on policy documentation, research studies and a small number of interviews and focus groups to provide an overall picture of the current scenario. They provide commentary on the status of English within the curriculum, classroom practices, how teachers are supported to develop their skills and knowledge and the opportunities, challenges and future trends that the authors have extrapolated from their research. 

The report is available here.

Supporting remote teaching and learning in developing countries: From the global to the local (Book review)

Supporting Teaching and Learning in developing countries: from the global to the local (Volume Research)

This publication outlines how governments across South Asia, including Nepal, employed several strategies to enable continued learning in the most innovative ways. Furthermore, it also explores various models for RTL, ranging from low-tech solutions to radio and television broadcasting, to support education continuity. 

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Developing effective learning in Nepal: Insights into school leadership, teaching methods and curriculum

 This British Council publication on developing successful schools in Nepal provides on-the-ground insights into curriculum, pedagogy and school leadership. Through case studies from researchers, teachers and practitioners within the country, alongside reviews of the research literature from international academics, the reader comes away with a deeper understanding of the opportunities, challenges and best practice unfolding in the Nepalese school system.

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The Existing Situation of Digital Literacy and Use of ICT in Public Secondary Schools

This research focuses on the baseline study of the existing situation of teachers’ digital literacy and the use of ICT in public secondary schools. The research explores challenges in using ICT, assessing the effectiveness of the current ICT practices at schools and including teacher’s motivation for using these tools in the classrooms.

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English language and medium of instruction in basic education in low- and middle-income countries: a British Council perspective

This EMI position paper presents some of the complexities, confusions and challenges of English as a Medium of Instructions in basic education, summarises available evidence on the relationship between the medium of instruction (MoI) and learning outcomes, and outlines the British Council’s position on English in mother tongue-based multilingual education. 

Download: English language and medium of instruction in basic education in low- and middle-income countries: a British Council perspective

English Language Teaching in Nepal: Research, Reflection and Practice

The book is focused on English language teaching (ELT) in Nepal and offers numerous insights into policy and practice in English teaching in Nepal. It also contributes to a solid foundation for the evidence-based educational policymaking that is critical if English language education in Nepal is to make a meaningful contribution to improving the lives of all children in schools across the country and not just act as another means of differentiation between those in higher and lower socioeconomic groups – bluntly put, between the rich and the poor.

Download: English Language Teaching in Nepal: Research, Reflection and Practice

Journeys of Reflective Practice

This book is a compilation of the research findings and reflections from 10 teacher educators who have effectively demonstrated their understanding of action research and classroom enquiry.

Download: Journeys of Reflective Practice

Report: Role of English in Skills Development in South Asia

The report explores the evidence that exists about the relationship between education, English language skills, skills development, and economic development. This research conducted in South Asia confirms a link between quality education and economic development. 
Download: Role of English in Skills Development in South Asia

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