• 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 designingRead more...

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

    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
  • 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

     

     Read more...

    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

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