Online teaching resources

Free resources for innovative English language teachers

Are you looking for ways to engage your students inside and outside the classroom? Would you like to make greater use of digital resources? The British Council in association with ORLEU has produced a Teacher’s Guide "Digital Resources for Learners of 1-11 Grades" – a handbook on the use of the British Council digital resources in the classroom. Download a pdf of this publication free of charge here.

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. Learn more about 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 English teaching resources.

TeachingEnglish Articles

If you are an English language teacher and you want to develop your understanding of teaching methodology and practice the Teaching English articles offer regularly updated pieces by experienced teachers and ELT professionals. 
Read our teaching English articles.

Classroom activity

If you are an English language teacher looking for materials, we can help you with our regularly updated classroom activities. 
Learn more about classroom activities.

Using 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 our resources to help teachers use literature in the classroom.


Teacher training

We offer a range of teacher training courses covering areas such as primary and secondary teaching, learning technologies and many other subjects. 
Learn more about teacher training.