Culture in ELT

Our aim is to support the introduction of intercultural approaches into English teaching - in response to the changing role of English and the needs of Polish learners - through:

  • providing space and a welcoming atmosphere for exploring culture in ELT
  • encouraging open, investigatory and IC attitudes within language learning
  • producing materials and activities with a variety of learner outcomes
  • giving teachers, learners and trainers greater choice in the classroom

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New editions of the BS Webpages

Already online

·         Updated Government edition (spring 2004)
·         Science edition (spring 2004)


·         Europe - special summer school edition (autumn 2004)
·         Updated Youth Culture - edition (early winter 2004)



This SIG held its first meeting at the IATEFL Poznań conference November 2002. To read the latest newsletter from the SIG coordinator, Małgorzata Zdybiewska, click here. If you are a member of IATEFL and would like to join - an application form can be downloaded

The Culture in ELT SIG will be significantly involved in the 13th International IATEFL conference in Radom - September 17-19 2004 - go to for more information

- bringing teachers together with new approaches and materials
- exploring classroom responses to cultural change
- providing opportunities for teacher development

Contact: Ewelina Wróblewska
ELT/Education Officer, The British Council, Al. Jerozolimskie 59, 00-697 Warsaw, Poland
tel: +48 0 (prefix) 22 585 10 82; fax: +48 0 (prefix) 22 585 10 64
Małgorzata Zdybiewska lead consultant

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