• 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
  • As usual, NILE staff will travel to meet old and new colleagues around the world this spring.  Here's a quick round-up of where to find us over the coming months.

    Thom Kiddle, Dave Allan and Carole Robinson

    0 comments | 21 April 2018 | Events | Hanna Furre
  • Read Maria Heron's thoughts on IATEFL 2018 in Brighton - not only CPD as we know it.

    Every year I look forward to what I enjoy most about IATEFL: talking to friends and colleagues from different corners of the world, attending presentations, having intimate meals with colleagues who I value and respect and going home with interesting thoughts and ideas. However, this year IATEFL was considerably more than that as I had the privilege to attend three very moving and thought provoking sessions.Read more...

    0 comments | 20 April 2018 | Events | Maria Heron
  • The busy summer period was hardly over before we embarked on the conference season.

    We have had a strong presence in South America this autumn, with Simon Smith, MA Programme Leader, at the Anglo Conference in Uruguay, Jamie Keddie presented for us and Macmillan at BrELT on the Road and in Uruguay, Laura Renart was the FAAPI conference in Argentina and Dave Allan did a tour of Brazil with Macmillan in October. As he came back, Maria HeronRead more...

    0 comments | 13 November 2017 | Events | 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
  • In the first ever joint ETAS -NILE webinar, Susan Hillyard presents Drama as a Bridge to Literacy: how drama acts as the connection between reading, writing, listening, speaking and drama.

    This presentation explores drama, a polysemic discipline, as both a literacy itself and an effective resource for the teaching of multiple literacies. It argues that drama Read more...

    0 comments | 09 October 2017 | Events | Hanna Furre
  • NILE is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English and by Eaquals (Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality on Language Education). We have consistently scored highly in inspections by both organisations, and at our last inspection (2015), the inspectors noted strengths in all but one category, rating us the highest ranking institution of our kind.

    We are pleased to say that in the latest analysis of the British Council inspection reports by EL Gazette, The ELT industry magazine (Aug/Sept 2017), NILE further strengthened its reputation for quality by scoring an “astonishing”Read more...

    0 comments | 28 September 2017 | Events | Hanna K. Furre
  • 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 designing

    0 comments | 31 July 2017 | Courses and Events | Hanna Furre

    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
  • 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