• 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
  •  

    Every year during the busy summer season, we provide a Visiting Speaker Programme to offer our participants another dimension to their course and inspire them in their ELT career.

     

    There will be at least one visiting speaker during each face-to-face course and the format depends on the speaker's preference.  

    NILE's Maria Heron has invited some of the top names in ELT, and non-participants are welcome to join us for the talks. Please contact us in good time to obtain your ticket.

    We also arrange cross-curricular workshops for our participants to meet teachers from other professional contexts and learn more about another aspect of the ELT world. We will keep you posted on this over the summer.

    Date Visiting Speaker Title
    5 July Jeremy Harmer

    I don't teach answers

    19 July Adrian Underhill     Getting pronunciation out of the head and into the body    
    2 August Jamie Keddie Embrace storytelling
    16 August Alan Maley Creative Writing for Teachers and Learners
    0 comments | 08 June 2017 | Events | Hanna K. Furre
  • With only one week to go to this year’s ELTons Award ceremony, we are proud to be finalists in the category of Innovation in Teacher Resources with the Power-Up course Flipping your classes.
    Congratulations also to NILE trainers Sandie Mourão and Claire Medwell for Dex, the fab TVYL Macmillan Education ELT resource being nominated in the Excellence in Course Innovation category.
    And to add some spice to the competition, NILE trainer Jamie Keddie has been nominated in the same category as us, for his excellent book and website Videotelling.
    It'll be like a NILE reunion in London on the 14 June!Read more...

    0 comments | 06 June 2017 | Events | Hanna K. Furre