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English Impact cover

English Impact: an evaluation of English Language Capability

English Impact aims to provide robust policy-relevant data evidencing English language capability in the Community of Madrid.  The presentation of the assessment results and the supporting data is intended to provide depth and insight into students’ assessment outcomes, and go some way to showing the impact of the English language policy in Madrid.

Published in 2017 | Download PDF (8MB)

Languages for the future cover

Languages for the Future

Spanish tops the list of priority languages for the UK's future prosperity.  The 2017 report argues that, in a new era of cooperation with Europe and with the rest of the world, investment in upgrading the UK’s ability to understand and engage with people internationally is critical.

Published in 2017 | Download PDF (1,1MB)

Las 500 dudas más frecuentes del inglés by British Council and Espasa

Las 500 dudas más frecuentes del inglés

Las 500 dudas mas frecuentes del inglés is published by Espasa Publishing in conjunction with the British Council. The book is made up of the most frequent questions and doubts that Spanish people have when it comes to speaking English. The British Council has provided clear answers and explanations to these questions with examples to illustrate correct usage.

Published in 2016 | More information

Word for word

The book examines the role of English and Spanish in contemporary societies together with their social, economic and political impact.  Download the study which was written in association with Santillana publishing and the Cervantes Institute.

Published in 2017 | Download PDF


guía de los niños emocionalmente inteligentes

Niños emocionalmente inteligentes

What  are the features that people  with emotional intelligence have in common? The British Council School has developed this guide with useful advice on how teachers and parents can help children and teenagers develop these important skills.

Published in 2016 | Download PDF

Portada de la acreditación del nivel de lengua inglesa en universidades españolas

Accreditation of English in Spanish Universities Report

At a time of educational change, with the focus set strictly on European Convergence, there is clearly great interest on the part of Spanish universities in fomenting the acquisition of knowledge and skills in foreign languages, fundamentally English. However, this interest is not always accompanied by clear, coherent and homogenous policies either on the part of the universities or of government bodies with educational competences. 

Published in 2010 | Download PDF (0,4 MB)

portada guia para padres bilingualismo

Bilingualism guide for parents

This guide has been written with the aim of explaining in simple and clear language a variety of issues families might have when choosing a bilingual education. Relevant research from recent decades was reviewed in order to provide answers to their questions. The answers are also based on opinions of national and international experts in the field of second or third language acquisition.

Published in 2014 | Download PDF (1,3 MB)

Portada Programa de educación bilingüe en España

Evaluation report: Bilingual Education Project

10 years of good results and a permanent interest in this Bilingual Programme led to the undertaking of an independent external evaluation of this project in 2006. A detailed analysis of every aspect of the BEP was carried out over three years. The results obtained allow the reader to develop their own programme and also to put on record the successful teaching practices revealed by the evaluation in the field of education.

Published en 2010 | Download PDF (2MB)

Portada Guidelines for Inclusion and Diversity in Schools

Guidelines for Inclusion and Diversity in Schools

Inclusion and Diversity in Education is a British Council led project aimed at promoting social cohesion and raising educational standards in culturally inclusive schools. It is run in collaboration with local and regional education authorities from nine EU Member States: Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Published in 2010 | Download PDF (1MB)