• In July, we welcomed a group of 40 primary and secondary teachers as part of our long-running partnership with the Comunidad de Madrid. This four-week course was intended to improve the participants’ language own skills; develop their teaching methodology and competences related to the bilingual context and  gain knowledge and first-hand experience of the English education system.Read more...

    0 comments | 01 November 2018 | Courses and Tailor-made Courses | Susi Pearson
  • In June, we hosted a group of 25 German Engineering students from Memmingen for the third year running, for a programme of English language improvement and engineering-related visits. Designed for the specific requirements of the group who were preparing to take national English proficiency exams and subsequently work in a business environmentRead more...

    0 comments | 07 October 2018 | Courses and Tailor-made Courses | Susi Pearson
  • For the fifth year running, we welcomed a group of trainee primary teachers from the Schwyz University of Teacher Education in Switzerland in June for a programme focussed on experiencing the British primary education system first-hand. As well as doing some methodology options at NILE, they also spent 6 days in primary schools and visitedRead more...

  • NILE joined forces with our sister organisation INTO Glasgow Caledonian University to host a teacher development programme for 42 teachers and teacher trainers from Uzbekistan. The bespoke courseRead more...

  • As well as daffodils and bank holidays, spring is the time when we enjoy working with a group of Austrian trainee teachers from the Pädagogische Hochschule in Baden. This year’s group was with us for two weeks, during which they spent three days in local schools, participating in lessons, giving presentationsRead more...

    0 comments | 02 June 2016 | Courses and Tailor-made Courses | Alan Pulverness
  • Following a language improvement and ELT management course at NILE in the early part of March for a small group of educational administrators from AVO Language and Examination Centre in Sofia, Bulgaria, later in the month this group was followed by a larger group of academic managers.  

    AVO are fellow-members of EAQUALS, and as soon as we began to explore key issues such as CPD, total quality management and

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    0 comments | 01 May 2016 | Courses and Tailor-made Courses | Hanna K Furre
  • Whisper it quietly, but getting a Master’s degree in Professional Development for Language Education (MAPDLE), is hard work.

    That’s why, after smiling at the splendid pictures of MAPDLE graduates Catherine and Alicia in their finery, I thought about their achievement with admiration and huge professional respect.

    I admire MAPDLE candidates like them becauseRead more...

    0 comments | 03 December 2015 | Courses | Simon Smith, MA Course Leader
  • This October a group of 74 Swiss students attended NILE for a two-week course that aimed to immerse them in English culture. In doing so the students gained valuable English language skills that will ultimately help them with their approaching exams back in Switzerland. 

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    0 comments | 19 October 2015 | Courses and Tailor-made Courses | Ria Stiles
  • Early this October NILE welcomed a group of 17 teachers from Zurich that came to Noriwch for a two-week CLIL (Content and Language Intergrated LearningRead more...) course. The training aimed to help them improve their levels of English for teaching purposes, although the participants do not strictly teach English, they teach a variety of subjects using English to speakers of other languages.

    0 comments | 19 October 2015 | Courses and Tailor-made Courses | Ria Stiles
  • During the closing weeks of September NILE welcomed a group of 22 A trainee primary teachers from Austria for a 9-day course centred around school placements. The course was created to enhance the trainees' knowlegde of English education systems, English culture, and most importantly, English language teaching.

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    0 comments | 05 October 2015 | Courses and Tailor-made Courses | Ria Stiles