• 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
  • We are delighted to announce, that after a successful pilot in December 2017, we have partnered with British Council to offer the Professional Award for Teacher Educators for the first time in the UK. The course is delivered by NILE, with all the expertise in trainers and training you’d expect from our 23 years in the field, and certificated (on successful completion) by British Council. This is a highly-respected award, recognised by the British Council as a certification of teacher training competence, and we are very pleased to be the first UK institution to offer the programme, from our centre in Norwich, beginning with the first course in July 2018.Read more...

    0 comments | 26 April 2018 | Courses | Thom Kiddle
  • We are pleased to announce the launch of a partnership with Bridge Mills Language Centre in Galway to provide NILE Teacher Development courses in their exceptional location on the west coast of Ireland. Following on from successful collaborations at conferences and in our online Delta programmes, NILE and Bridge Mills have decided to bring trainers together in the face-to-face training room for the first time in July 2018. Read more...

    0 comments | 23 April 2018 | Courses | Thom Kiddle
  • 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 RobinsonRead more...

    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
  • Tonight England are playing Brazil at Wembley. I wish I could be there, because I love football and especially the way it’s played in Brazil. But there’s a lot more that we at NILE love about Brazil and the involvement we have had with language education professionals from Brazil for over 20 years. Since 1995, NILE has worked with teachers and trainers from over 70 countries, but every year we have faced new challenges and new inspiration in our collaboration with ELT in Brazil, partly becauseRead more...

    0 comments | 14 November 2017 | Project and Guest Blogs | Dave Allan
  • 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 was delighted to support the FAAPI conference in Posadas, Argentina, this September by offering a scholarship for the face-to-face MA module Materials Development in Language Teaching which takes place at AEXALEVI in Buenos Aires this coming February. The module is part of NILE’s MA in Professional Development for Language Education. The applications wereRead more...

    0 comments | 09 November 2017 | Courses | 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
  • Our first Power-Up course, Flipping Your Classes with Russell Stannard, has been running for a while now and has been an incredibly popular course. So we’re really excited to announce more Power-Up courses starting very soon.

    As you probably know, NILE Power-Ups are short, practical online courses that give you the tools and confidence to do something new in your teaching. For example in Flipping Your Classes, participants not only learn about the concept of flipped learning but also learn how to use webtools to construct their own flipped classroom. Some teachers actually start flipping their lessons before the course has finished. Power-Up courses have two live webinars, practicalRead more...

    0 comments | 06 November 2017 | Courses | Johanna Stirling