• 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
  • We are delighted to announce the line-up of visiting speakers coming to NILE over the summer months.

    Maria Heron has put together a brilliant and varied programme of some of the leading minds from the ELT world. These presentations are an integral component of the courses in Norwich and take place on Wednesday afternoons in July and August.

    All our guest speaker events are open to the public. If you would like to attend any of the presentations, please contact us to arrange your free ticket.

    Date Guest Speaker Title
    9 Jul Ann Margaret Smith Language Learners and Specific Learning Differences
    16 Jul Sandie Mourão Pictures, Words and the Gaps Between
    23 Jul Ben Goldstein Building the Speaker Skill
    30 Jul Jeremy Harmer & Hugh Dellar What Exactly are Teachers for?
    6 Aug Alan Maley Let's Write Something Interesting for a Change
    13 Aug Tony Prince The Effect and Affect of Culture on Learning and Using English
    20 Aug Mike McCarthy Collocations: Problems & Puzzles
    27 Aug Rachael Roberts More than just a Worksheet: Writing Effective Classroom Materials

    This year, for the first time, all of our guest speakers' presentations will be made available to view in the NILE Library Online, to the benefit of all current and future NILE students. 

    0 comments | 08 May 2014 | Events | The NILE Team
  • Carole Robinson's blog post on the events at IATEFL Harrogate this year is live now.

    A promised during his talk "PEELIng back the layers" you can find Alan Mackenzie's 'handout' and powerpoint here.

    0 comments | 04 April 2014 | Events | Hanna K Furre
  • The deadline for Erasmus+ funding applications has been extended to 24th March, giving you an additional week to finalise your application.

    Following the difficulties that organisations have been experiencing in particular with the Participant Portal over the last period and although no technical blocking problems exist anymore at this point in time, the deadline of 17 March 12:00 midday has been postponed until 24 March 12:00 midday (Brussels time) to give applicants more time to finalise their application. This is according to the Erasmus+ EC website (see below).

    This prolongation concerns the following actions managed by National Agencies:

    • KA101 – School Education - staff mobility

    • KA102 – Vocational Education and Training - learner and staff mobility

    • KA103 - Higher Education - student and staff mobility

    • KA104 - Adult Education - staff mobility

    • KA105 - Youth – mobility of youth workers and young people

    • KA108 – Higher Education - Accreditation of Higher Education Mobility Consortia

    Submissions in this period will be marked with the flag “LATE” in the application forms. However, applicants should not worry: even with this flag, applications submitted until 24 March 12:00 midday (Brussels time) will be considered as formally eligible with regard to timely submission.

    You can read the full announcement on the European Commission's Erasmus+ website.

    Our Registrar Alison Lake is happy to answer any last minute queries.

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