• As usual, NILE had a strong presence at the annual IATEFL conference, this year in Birmingham. With nine presentations (some of the slides published below), the launch of our 21st birthday celebrations, a toast for the Macmillan-NILE partnership and countless meetings and networking events, the IATEFL conference means professional development and new opportunities for the whole delegation. Here, Maria Heron gives her personal account.

    This year’s 50th IATEFL conference lived up to my expectations and I came home buzzing with ideas and eager to discuss others with colleaguesRead more...

    0 comments | 29 April 2016 | Events | Hanna Furre
  • This month we offer you a chance to learn how to use gamification and drama in your English classes. Join our webinars with Elena Peresada on May 4th on gamification and David Farmer May 26th on drama to add a new dimesion to your classroom, or to share ideas about techniques you're already using.   

    Update 12 May 2016: Recordings of both webinars are now available.Read more...

    0 comments | 27 April 2016 | Events | Hanna Furre
  • This year, the Materials Develpment Association's annual conference takes place in June.

    NILE staff have been involved with MATSDA for many years. We look forward to seeing you at this year's conference, Authenticity and L2 Materials Development.Read more...

    0 comments | 07 April 2016 | | Hanna Furre
  • NILE Online courses have recently been accredited as being aligned to the Eaquals Teacher Development framework. NILE has mapped the contents of its online courses, indicating how they relate to the competencies covered by the framework.

    This mapping is an important facet of the NILE courses, both for individuals and for the organisations they work in.

    For individuals it offers the reassurance that the content they are covering on a specific course (such as Technology Assisted Language Learning) is relevant to their general development as a teacher and to the progression of their career.

     Read more...

    0 comments | 07 April 2016 | Courses and Project | Tony Prince
  • Themes around language and culture, contemporary English and the living language have been popular areas of study for NILE participants for many years. We are therefore very happy to be able to offer the free webinar How to keep up with language change with one of our experts, Chris Rose. The webinar takes place on Friday 8th April at 4pm.

    We all know that English changes, rapidly and in lots of different ways. The internet, TV, film and

    Update 12 April 2016: A recording of the webinar is now available.Read more...
    0 comments | 01 April 2016 | Events | Hanna Furre