• NILE is pleased to invite you to Jason Skeet's webinar "Feedback and Assessment in CLIL" on Thursday 2nd April 2015 14.00GMT.

    Feedback and assessment in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) raises a number of challenges for teachers. For example, teachers need to know how to give feedback on language use. They also have to judge what the balance can be in terms of assessing content and language whilst also recognising the ways in which language and content are intertwined in the learning process.Read more...

  • NILE is delighted to announce the launch of a new addition to the NILE Online suite,  "Content and Language Integrated Learning" (CLIL),  bringing the number of courses in the NILE Online suite up to 10.

    CLIL is the practice of teaching subjects such as science, mathematics or history in English toRead more...

  • NILE Associate Trainer Chris Rose has just been published!

    His writing alter ego C.D. Rose lives in a world far from ELT and receives rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic these days!

    A signal event of literary scholarship, The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure compiles the biographies of history’s most notable cases of a complete lack of literary success. As such, it is the world’s leading authority on the subject.

    Compiled in one volume by C. D. Rose, a well-educated person universally acknowledged in parts of England as the world’s pre-eminent expert on inexpert writers, the book culls its information from lost or otherwise ignored archives scattered around the globe, as well as the occasional dustbin.Read more...

    0 comments | 25 November 2014 | Events | Hanna K.Furre
  • Enter the NILE Online Competition!

    Win a free place on an online course worth £480!

    It brings us great pleasure to be able to offer you another chance to win a place on one of the next online courses, starting in January 2015.

    To enter the competition

    0 comments | 19 November 2014 | Events | The NILE Online Team
  • The NILE story propels forward in offering a completely new setting for NILE’s teacher development courses for both new and returning participants. The strength of the network of our sister organisation, INTO University Partnerships, has provided many new opportunities for NILE, and now we have been able to establish a second UK study centre!

    Welcome to Manchester!Read more...                 

  • We are pleased to announce a flat course fee of £600 (€750) for all our open enrolment courses scheduled for January 2015, a saving of £460!

    As some 2014 Erasmus+ funding decisions were made so late that many teachers missed the summer suite of courses, we are keen to offer top quality development and learning opportunities at alternative times of year. Therefore we have decided to schedule a re-run of some of our most popular programmes to be held 5-16 January 2015, at a substantially discounted price.Read more...

    0 comments | 25 September 2014 | Funding and Courses | Hanna K. Furre
  • We would like to invite you and your colleagues to join us on our autumn courses running from 13-17 October 2014.

    We still have some places left on our autumn programmes; one-week intensive versions of our most popular professional development courses.Read more...

    0 comments | 10 September 2014 | Funding and Courses | Hanna K Furre
  • We have had such an overwhelming response to our competition that we are delighted to announce that we have extended the prize to 3 winners.

    Find out who the winners are...

    0 comments | 05 September 2014 | Events | The NILE Online Team
  • Win a free place on an online course worth £480!

    After launching NILE Online in April we have received some glowing feedback on this innovative digital learning platform. It brings us great pleasure to be able to offer you the chance to win a place on one of the next online courses, starting in October 2014!
    0 comments | 20 August 2014 | Events | The NILE Online Team
  • Following the success of courses held in 2013 for groups of university teachers from pedagogical institutes in cities across Kazakhstan, in June NILE welcomed to Norwich a third group of 25 teachers for a similar course, designed “to set participants on a clear pathway towards Continuing Professional Development”. The course programme included sessions in four main areas: Modern Approaches to Teaching and Learning, Professional and Linguistic Development, Assessment and Evaluation and ICT in Teaching and Learning.

     Participants once again felt that they had gained a great deal from their stay in Norwich: “The quality of teaching was great. I was impressed with teachers’ professionalism”; “I learnt so much…which I will use”; “All trainers’ preparation and planning for the course sessions are quite perfect”.

    A specific interest that emerged from some participants during the course was the place in education of Guilford’s (1967) concept of ‘divergent thinking’. Consequently, Gulnar Balakayeva (whose report on one of the 2013 courses was published in the Winter 2013 edition of the NILE newsletter) and her colleague Saule Zeinolla wrote a paper about ways of enlisting the hierarchy of categories in Bloom’s Taxonomy to encourage the development of divergent thinking:

    Criteria and evaluation tasks aimed at the development of divergent thinking for university students

    0 comments | 19 August 2014 | Project | Alan Pulverness

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