• Since late 2014, NILE has been working in collaboration with IPRASE (Istituto Provinciale per la RicercA e la Sperimentazione Educative in the Autonomous Province of Trento), the Goethe Institut (Milan) and Bell Cambridge on an Erasmus Plus project, “Partnership for Excellence in Language Learning” (PAL).

    The project was initially designed to investigate the potential for differential approaches toRead more...

    0 comments | 16 March 2017 | Funding and Project | Sarah Mount, Alan pulverness
  • Over recent months, NILE and Macmillan have worked closely with Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) in North Cyprus running workshops and courses both face to face and online. As part of an integrated effort to facilitate EMU’s institutional development, the Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School (FLEPS) is organising the First International Conference on Foreign Language Education in North Cyprus, and NILE is pleased to supportRead more...

    0 comments | 16 March 2017 | Events | Hanna K Furre
  • 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 Conference (12th -14th August 2016) and we will publish more during the autumn and winter.

    Each card focuses on one of the NILE trainers’ favourite training activities and sets out



    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
  • Phil Ball, internationally renowned CLIL trainer, Eltons nominated materials writer and NILE MA tutor is inviting you to discuss "The Changing Face of CLIL" in a webinar Thursday 9 March at 7pm GMT.

    The talk will discuss and illustrate to what extent CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) has changed and developed withRead more...

    0 comments | 14 February 2017 | Events | Hanna Furre
  • Learning from others of the same age is the idea behind the new platform palm-edu.eu which wants to make the learning of foreign languages attractive for children in the European Union.
    The Erasmus+ project PALM (Promoting Authentic Language Acquisition in Multilingual Contexts) will design a platformRead more...

    0 comments | 27 January 2017 | Project | Maria Heron
  • January 2017 sees an inspiring range of teacher development opportunities in the UK and around world. You can still join the Advanced Language, Materials and Methodology course at a discount in Norwich, or study online on one of eight different courses starting 23rd January. If you want to join our 200 MA participants, the early 2017 choice now includes five online modules as well as three face-to-face modules at our partner institutions in South America! New short online Power-Up courses are soon to be announced, so watch this space!

    0 comments | 19 December 2016 | Courses and Events | Hanna K Furre
  • NILE has a long history with ETAS, having provided training for a range of Swiss educational institutes both in Norwich and in Switzerland over the years.  In addition, NILE has frequently provided plenary speakers for the ETAS annual conference.  In 2016, Dave Allan stepped up to theRead more...

    0 comments | 15 December 2016 | Events | 83
  • The English Teachers' Day, supported by NILE for a number of years, gave me the opportunity to revisit one of my favourite cities – and to add on a few days’ leave.  My invitation came from the conference organiser, Silvia Jindra, who had been a participant on the Literature and Drama in Language Teaching course which I ran with David Farmer at NILE Norwich in August.
    The Teachers’ Day featured an ambitious programme of 12 concurrentRead more...

    0 comments | 14 December 2016 | Events | Alan Pulverness
  • NILE has delivered the MA in Professional Development for Language Education (MAPDLE) for more than 20 years, a programme that has been followed by over 700 teachers, trainers and language educators from over 40 different countries. In January and February 2017, we are pleased to offer three modules face to face in South America.


    0 comments | 14 November 2016 | Courses | Hanna K Furre