For NILE, 2016 is a special year as it marks our 21st birthday.  To celebrate this event, we are holding an international conference at our Norwich centre from 12th to 14th August 2016. Rod Bolitho, Nicky Hockly and Jeremy Harmer are already confirmed as plenary speakers, and the conference committee is busy organising further names and a few surprises to truly demonstrate what NILE can offer at 21.

While we are keen to showcase our experience of teacher training over the last 2 decades, our main aim is to focus on 21st century teacher training and give participants a taste of the future at NILE and beyond.  We at NILE work with a broad range of teachers and trainers from across the world and many of them will be speaking at the conference.  We will also be asking for conference proposals from outside speakers, making this a truly international and inter-institutional event. 

The title of the conference, NILE@21: Transforming Teachers, brings together past and future.

We have plenary speakers who have been involved with NILE during our 21-year history, but whose influence stretches far into the wider world of ELT; they continue to contribute to the development of ELT methodology and pose questions for us to consider as we continue our journey through the 21st century. 

Included within the conference will be strands related to Creativity, with contributions from The ā€˜Cā€™ Group  and Materials Development (MATSDA) in Teaching.  A key part of 21st century teaching is ICT and online teaching and this will also be an important area to be examined.  Alongside these areas will be focus on teacher development and teacher training, making the conference relevant for all ELT professionals.

NILE ELT Conference

More information, registration and call for papers details are now available on Please contact us on with any suggestions, questions or feedback you might have. 

We look forward to seeing you in August!


0 comments | 20 March 2016 | Events | Hanna K Furre

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