We are delighted to announce a partnership with Ready to Run to provide high quality video assets to more ELT teaching professionals for training and professional development.

Video has a crucial role both online and in classrooms in the delivery of language training. This partnership underlines the importance of preparing teachers to deliver digital learning methods and video-led lessons. It also boosts our offer to thousands of course participants and members.

NILE Director Thom Kiddle said “We are really excited about this new collaboration with Digital Learning Associates and the amazing Ready to Run resource. The videos are engaging, diverse, inclusive and thought-provoking, and the accompanying resources for teachers and students form a terrific package. Bringing this to teachers and trainers through NILE is a privilege and offers huge potential for face-to-face and online classrooms around the world.”

Ready to Run is the ELTons award winning brand of authentic levelled video for English learners. The Ready to Run content library is developed and owned by Digital Learning Associates (DLA) and it is licensed to a range of learning platforms, digital repositories, Education Ministries and course publishers. As part of its commitment to better use of quality video content in teaching, DLA is supporting free access to a selection of Ready to Run video titles and resources, for the use of registered members of the NILE platform. 

DLA Director Stephen Haggard said

“Ready to Run video resources are used by around 10m learners worldwide today and we know this will grow exponentially as more and more partners adopt our content. We see a vital role for teacher development partners like NILE in training the rising generation of ELT teachers to be fluent and discriminating users of authentic video content like ours.”

The new free teacher Ready to Run video service will be available on the NILE Members' Area from 28 May 2021 onwards.

On Tuesday June 8th 2021, we invited to another NILE Insights online event  to share ideas, innovation and inspiration on the role of video in English Language Teaching. DLA offered insight and advice about leading edge practice with DLA’s Head of ELT Media Elena Deleyto talking about using authentic video in the English Language Classroom, joined by other expert contributors.