• A topical example of elision used to promote Gourmet Burger’s rump burger…at least I hope they are not actually running an unofficial presidential election campaign!

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  • 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
  • This sign was spotted on the wall around a church in Norwich.  Have I Got Read more...

  • 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.

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    0 comments | 03 December 2015 | Courses | Simon Smith, MA Course Leader
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • In September, Italian teachers from Istituto Comprensivo Assisi 3 from Petrignano Di Assisi came to NILE on a bespoke two-week course as part of their Erasmus+ project "Global Education for 2020". The group course focused on  language development as well as innovative uses of technology in the classroom and approaches to CLIL...

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  • In its second year, Erasmus+ funding is finally beginning to show results. Headteacher Mr. Pagano Egidio of I.I.S. M.RAPISARDI Paternò secondary school in Sicily, Italy, secured a place for Ms Daniela Maugeri at NILE's Curriculum Development and Syllabus Design course this July through their school's project Una Scuola per L'EuropaRead more....                 

    0 comments | 31 July 2015 | Courses | Hanna K Furre