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Professional development for teachers and headteachers

What we do for teachers and headteachers

The British Council administers a range of international professional development opportunities. We also support international work in schools.

Learning World
Learning World magazine for schools
Our termly magazine

Dreams + Teams
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Developing leadership and cultural awareness in young people

School Linking

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Teach English abroad
Teach with the British Council
in one of our teaching centres
China Teaching Programme
Spend a year teaching in China
English Language Assistants
for UK undergraduates and recent graduates
For teachers and heads from outside the UK
Foreign Language Assistants
Help teach your mother tongue in a UK school
Graduate Teacher Programme
Graduates from Austria, France, Germany and Spain teach languages in an English school

Help with teaching
British Studies &
Intercultural Studies
Support to interdisciplinary studies about the UK
UK exams and qualifications
Find out about UK courses, qualifications and examinations
Learn English
On-line English language lessons and information about English courses

European Resource Centres
Information and resources for teaching about Europe
Regional Network
Local support for international work
Information sheets, books and videos

Useful web sites
for schools and teachers

Contact us
Contact details
Education staff in the UK and overseas
For UK teachers and headteachers
International Placements for Headteachers
Group study visits and workshadowing
Teachers' International Professional Development
Short-term study visits and exchanges
Fulbright UK/US Teacher Exchange
Swap posts with a colleague in the USA
Teacher Exchange Europe
Swap posts with a colleague in France, Germany or Spain
Galicia jobshadow programme
Work as a teacher in Spain, host a teacher from Spain in the UK
German Pupil Courses
Group leaders required
Anglo-German Teacher Fellowships
Work at a school in Germany
German Hospitality Programme
Host a German colleague
School Linking
Support for visits and projects
International School Award
Recognition for international work
Council of Europe courses
Your chance to network with educationalists from across Europe
Socrates: Comenius, Arion, Lingua
European programme supporting school projects and professional development
Leonardo da Vinci
European programme supporting vocational training
CEDEFOP Study Visits
Find out more about vocational training in another European country

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