• We are delighted to announce that Power-Up: Drama Games in Language Teaching has won the prestigious English Speaking Union Language Award for 'Best Resource for Teachers' 2018!
    The ESU's biennial English Language Awards celebrate and reward the best in innovation and good practice in ELT, and the award ceremony took place in London on Tuesday 20 November.
    The award-winning 3-week NILE Online course is written and taught by David Farmer of Drama Resource, and after collecting the award he finds time toRead more...

    0 comments | 22 November 2018 | Courses and Events | Hanna K. Furre
  • We are delighted to announce, that after a successful pilot in December 2017, we have partnered with British Council to offer the Professional Award for Teacher Educators for the first time in the UK. The course is delivered by NILE, with all the expertise in trainers and training you’d expect from our 23 years in the field, and certificated (on successful completion) by British Council. This is a highly-respected award, recognised by the British Council as a certification of teacher training competence, and we are very pleased to be the first UK institution to offer the programme, from our centre in Norwich, beginning with the first course in July 2018.Read more...

    0 comments | 26 April 2018 | Courses | Thom Kiddle
  • We are pleased to announce the launch of a partnership with Bridge Mills Language Centre in Galway to provide NILE Teacher Development courses in their exceptional location on the west coast of Ireland. Following on from successful collaborations at conferences and in our online Delta programmes, NILE and Bridge Mills have decided to bring trainers together in the face-to-face training room for the first time in July 2018. Read more...

    0 comments | 23 April 2018 | Courses | Thom Kiddle
  • NILE was delighted to support the FAAPI conference in Posadas, Argentina, this September by offering a scholarship for the face-to-face MA module Materials Development in Language Teaching which takes place at AEXALEVI in Buenos Aires this coming February. The module is part of NILE’s MA in Professional Development for Language Education. The applications wereRead more...

    0 comments | 09 November 2017 | Courses | Hanna Furre
  • NILE's MA in Professional Development for Langauge Education (MAPDLE) graduation ceremony was held on Monday 6th November at the Chichester Festival Theatre. We had a large cohort graduating this year, and we are proud to announce that out  of 31 candidates, 7 graduated withRead more...

    0 comments | 07 November 2017 | Courses and Events | Hanna Furre
  • Our first Power-Up course, Flipping Your Classes with Russell Stannard, has been running for a while now and has been an incredibly popular course. So we’re really excited to announce more Power-Up courses starting very soon.

    As you probably know, NILE Power-Ups are short, practical online courses that give you the tools and confidence to do something new in your teaching. For example in Flipping Your Classes, participants not only learn about the concept of flipped learning but also learn how to use webtools to construct their own flipped classroom. Some teachers actually start flipping their lessons before the course has finished. Power-Up courses have two live webinars, practicalRead more...

    0 comments | 06 November 2017 | Courses | Johanna Stirling
  • The NILE-APIBA scholarship winner is Carlos Reynoso!

    Earlier this year, when announcing the next face-to-face module of NILE’s MA programme at AEXALEVI in Buenos Aires, NILE and APIBA got together to offer one APIBA member a scholarship to the Materials Development in Language Teaching, part of NILE’s MA in Professional Development for Language Education. The applications have been submitted and evaluated, and we are delighted to award Carlos Reynoso a place on the programme!
    The judges’ expect Carlos’ research in designingRead more...

    0 comments | 31 July 2017 | Courses and Events | Hanna Furre
  • As we announce the news of another overseas centre in which to deliver MA modules, this time in Switzerland, Simon Smith shares his thoughts of teaching the MA abroad.

    Teaching on a Master’s course in an overseas venue is familiar in many ways, because the course objectives are the same as on any other Master’s course and participants’ motivation for doing a master’s module usually fall within a familiar range of reasons.  

    But it does feel different, unpredictable and rather exciting in many other ways. Read more...

    0 comments | 08 June 2017 | Courses and Events | Simon Smith, MA Course Leader
  • At  IATEFL 2016 we launched a set of 26 activity cards for use in class by teachers.

    Following the success of these, we are now launching a set of training activity cards, aimed at teacher trainers in different contexts around the world.  Eight of these were distributed at our NILE@21 ConferenceRead more...

    0 comments | 15 March 2017 | Courses, Events and Project | Carole Robinson
  • At IATEFL Brimingham we proudly launched a set of 26 alphabetical activity cards.

    Each card focuses on one of the NILE trainers’ favourite activities sets out the intended level and language focus of the activity, plus aims and a detailed procedure.

    The colour-coded  A-Z set of cards covers Speaking (blue) , Reading & Listening (magenta) , Writing (orange),  Vocabulary & Grammar (silver) and Pronunciation (purple). 

    Some of the cards were available on the NILE stand at IATEFL, while othersRead more...

    0 comments | 15 March 2017 | Courses and Project | Carole Robinson