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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 ConferenceRead more...

    0 comments | 15 March 2017 | Courses, Events 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