This project supports teachers and learners of English as well as policy makers in the area of language education.
We form partnerships with ministries, local education authorities, teacher training colleges, university language faculties, networks of professionals such as teachers’ associations and the media, such as internet portals and newspapers and magazines, to develop and deliver teacher training and language learning materials.
For Teachers of English
Visit the TeachingEnglish website to discover opportunities for teacher development, resources and training courses.
Learners of English
We have a wide range of free online resources to help learners of all ages to improve their English . We have videos, mobile apps, games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises for adults, teenagers and children on our global learner websites.
We support parents in their desire to help their children learn English through our Learn English Parents website and our “Learn English Family” booklets, which are available in Latvian.
The British Council’s Creative Economy Programme, which forges connections between the growing creative industries in the UK and in key overseas markets. By helping to shape thinking amongst policymakers while also building entrepreneurial and leadership capability, we aim to encourage collaborative change across sectors. On our Creative Economy website you can find out about the British Council's programmes and networks of creative professionals.
Creativity week radi! 2015
9–15 March — radi! dari! — create! do!
The overall goal of radi! as a social movement is to promote public awareness and interest about the sector of creative and cultural industries, creative education, innovations, knowledge economy and creative bureaucracy.
For the fifth year the movement radi! is inviting to learn, demonstrate and be aware of the Latvian and foreign creativity potential, by creating and doing. A versatile satellite-event programme is planned for the creativity week for various target audiences, including the best examples of local co-operation, to postulate radi! as a proactive movement.
The aim of radi!2015 is to introduce, engage and create new knowledge in Latvian society about:
- the development of the creative industries sector;
- the cross-over processes of the culture and creative industries, by developing co-operation with other sectors;
- the possibilities of applying design thinking as a practical instrument;
- the ways of stimulating the formation of interdisciplinary partnerships within the context of priorities of the Latvian presidency in the Council of the European Union.
The British know-how and expertise will be represented in various events during the week by the following experts:
- Johanna Bolhoven, Senior Strategy Executive, Creative England, Interactive Healthcare Fund
- Tom Fleming, Director of Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy
- Niel McLean, Head of Education at e-skills UK
- Nikky Smedley, Co-Director, changing cultures
- Fern Potter, Head of Development and Strategy, Dance UK
- Anna Whicher, Head of Policy at Design Wales, PDR
The United Kingdom offers you a world-leading education system, with UK qualifications that can make a real difference to your career.
Are you are thinking of studying at a UK university, college, or boarding school, or learning English in the UK? Our Education UK website to find out how to apply for schools, colleges and universities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Search for the course that is best for you on the EducationUK website.
We work with the best of British creative talent to develop innovative, high-quality events and collaborations with artists and cultural institutions around the world.
We help people working in the arts and the creative industries in the UK and across the world to exchange, collaborate and create.
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