• This month we offer you a chance to learn how to use gamification and drama in your English classes. Join our webinars with Elena Peresada on May 4th on gamification and David Farmer May 26th on drama to add a new dimesion to your classroom, or to share ideas about techniques you're already using.   

    Update 12 May 2016: Recordings of both webinars are now available.Read more...

    0 comments | 27 April 2016 | Events | Hanna Furre
  • This year, the Materials Develpment Association's annual conference takes place in June.

    NILE staff have been involved with MATSDA for many years. We look forward to seeing you at this year's conference, Authenticity and L2 Materials Development.Read more...

    0 comments | 07 April 2016 | | Hanna Furre
  • NILE Online courses have recently been accredited as being aligned to the Eaquals Teacher Development framework. NILE has mapped the contents of its online courses, indicating how they relate to the competencies covered by the framework.

    This mapping is an important facet of the NILE courses, both for individuals and for the organisations they work in.

    For individuals it offers the reassurance that the content they are covering on a specific course (such as Technology Assisted Language Learning) is relevant to their general development as a teacher and to the progression of their career.


    0 comments | 07 April 2016 | Courses and Project | Tony Prince
  • Themes around language and culture, contemporary English and the living language have been popular areas of study for NILE participants for many years. We are therefore very happy to be able to offer the free webinar How to keep up with language change with one of our experts, Chris Rose. The webinar takes place on Friday 8th April at 4pm.

    We all know that English changes, rapidly and in lots of different ways. The internet, TV, film and

    Update 12 April 2016: A recording of the webinar is now available.Read more...
    0 comments | 01 April 2016 | Events | Hanna Furre
  • 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 Read more...
    0 comments | 20 March 2016 | Events | Hanna K Furre
  • We are pleased to invite you to another webinar with NILE's Academic Director Tony Prince. 'Developing Academic Reading: What to cover and where to focus' takes place Wednesday 30 March at 4 pm.

    Update 1 April 2016: A recording of the webinar is now available.Read more...

    0 comments | 09 March 2016 | Courses and Events | Hanna K Furre
  • Accreditation by British Council and Eaquals serves as the main stamp of quality for language schools. NILE was inspected by both organisations in August 2015, and we are very pleased that our hard work for quality in all areas of our operation was recognised.

    British Council noted strengths in 14 out of 15 categories (see below), which leaves us ranked 2nd amongst all the inspected school in the UK and the top teacher training institute in the country. Eaquals, which has member schools across Europe and beyond, awarded points of excellence in 11 out of 12 categories.

    The inspection process gives us the opportunity to review and consolidate our practices across the organisation, and this year we feel that the changes we've madeRead more...

    0 comments | 16 February 2016 | Events | Hanna K Furre
  • Macmillan Education and Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE) announce a global partnership.
    NILE, a centre of teaching and training excellence for English language teachers and trainers and Macmillan Education, a leading global publisher of English Language Teaching (ELT) and school curriculum materials have joined together to develop and promote quality teacher education programmes globally. 

    In a signing ceremony the 9th February we confirmed our strategic partnership as the first step in an exciting new era for teacher professional development services. For the first time

    0 comments | 10 February 2016 | Project | Hanna K Furre
  • The Erasmus+ KA1 application form for Staff Mobility is now live!

    See our Erasmus+ Funding information page for hints and tips on how to apply, and please start now as the application process is very thorough and the deadline for submitting applications is the 2nd of February for school staff*.

    Have a look at our face-to-face courses in Norwich and Manchester to decide which courses would be most beneficial for you and your colleagues, and please note the new structure of the courses we offer in Manchester this year!


    0 comments | 04 December 2015 | Funding | Hanna K Furre
  • NILE is pleased to invite you to another series of free Professional Development webinars. Senior staff and Associated Trainers are contributing to the first part of our winter webinar series, which includes Jamie Keddie on videotelling, Alan Pulverness on materials development, and Maria Heron and Susi Pearson on authenticity. Tom Sarney will provide advice and debate on INSET days, and there will be a special Erasmus+ webinar offering tips and support on funding applications (date to be annnounced) for those of you wishing to participate in a face-to-face course in Norwich or Manchester.

    Some of these webinars are directly linked to NILE Online courses, which offer in-depth study and longer-term projects in the areas useful to you. Participation in our winter webinars entitles you to a discount on NILE Online courses*. 

    We will continue our winter webinar series in the new year with sessions on peer observation among others. Suggestions for CPD topics that will benefit you in your teaching and learning are always welcome, please contact us with your ideas. In the meantime, enjoy the winter webinars! 


    0 comments | 18 November 2015 | Courses and Events | Hanna K Furre