British Council Spain
The British Council is Britain's international cultural relations body with 495,000 learners, 2,000 teachers, 91 teaching centres in 57 countries and 70 years experience of language learning in Spain.
The British Council team have expertise in: language teaching (adults & children), materials & course design (including for the Interactive whiteboard), pedagogy and educational technology, teacher-trianing (including courses for the IWB), ICT - social networking, e-learning. The British Council team have been active in the project area for several years and have presented at local, national and international level at conferences and published in journals and other teaching publications.
Graham is senior teacher at the British Council Young Learner Centre in Barcelona. He is also a teacher trainer and has run courses at the centre dealing with the integration of the IWB and technology in the language classroom. He is author of two handbooks for teachers: Digital Play: computer games and language aims (Delta Publishing, 2011), which won the British Council's ELT Innovation award for Teacher Resources; and Language Learning with Technology (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He has worked as the social media manager for the British Council's English websites and has been involved in two other European Union funded projects: AVALON (using the 3D virtual world Second Life for language learning) and aPLaNet (helping teachers use social networking and build their own Personal Learning Network).
Paul is the manager of the British Council's TeachingEnglish website (http://teachingenglish.org.uk). He has been working for the British Council in Barcelona for 8 years and was previously a senior teacher at the Barcelona Young Learner Centre, where he was responsible for training and development as well as syllabus design.
He has been involved in English language teaching and teacher training for over ten years, having previously worked in several countries, including Japan, Hungary and Portugal.