The British Council has been working on remote teaching and online learning for a number of years. This has allowed us to help teachers all around the world to build the same expertise and face the challenge of remote teaching in pandemic times. This online event revisits these new ways of teaching and learning on the back of our new Remote Teaching MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) which will be launched soon.

Learn more about our speakers:


Russell Stannard is the founder of and a NILE associate trainer. He teaches on several MA programmes, specialising in the use of technology in language training. He is a previous winner of the British Council ELTons Technology Award and his YouTube channel has more than 65,000 subscribers.


Vicky Saumell is a teacher, trainer, materials writer and presenter. She currently teaches at primary and secondary level schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has worked as a writer and trainer for major publishers. She is the Coordinator of IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG. Her current interests are learning technologies and project-based learning.


Alicia Bustos is a University Teacher of English Language and Literature and a DELTA trainee with 20 years’ experience in teaching and project management.She is the British Council Quality and Professional Development Manager, based in Buenos Aires. Before this, she was British Council Remote Teacher Coordinator for 5 years, mentoring remote teachers in teaching as well as technology. She was also a remote teacher herself for 7 years.


Graham Stanley is the British Council’s English for Educational System Lead in the Americas, based in Mexico City. Before this, he was the British Council’s Country Director in Uruguay, leading on the large-scale primary school remote teaching project with Plan Ceibal. He is Editor of Remote Teaching (British Council, 2018) and author of Language Learning with Technology (CUP, 2013).