NILE was established in 1995 by directors with extensive experience of ELT worldwide. It was set up as a specialist teacher development institute to provide courses of the highest quality for teachers from all over the world.

The number and range of these courses continues to grow and we have extended our range of work to cover the following main areas:

  • Professional development programmes for EL teachers and trainers, both face-to-face and online
  • Professional development programmes for CLIL teachers (using English as a medium of instruction), including vocational teachers
  • Modular postgraduate courses up to Masters level for second or foreign language teaching professionals under a programme validated by the University of Chichester
  • Cambridge English CELTA and Delta training
  • BEC and TKT exam preparation courses by arrangement
  • International ELT consultancy work
  • International project management
  • Delivery of short courses, seminars and workshops worldwide
  • One-to-one and executive language training

NILE has grown to become one of the biggest providers of professional development courses for EL teachers, trainers and other education professionals in Europe.

We were the first institute to be accredited by the British Council for the provision of teacher development courses and all our accredited courses qualify for Erasmus+ funding. All NILE’s courses involve a significant element of language improvement.

NILE is a member of EAQUALS, EnglishUK, and an official examination centre for Cambridge exams. We are also one of the very few independent UK organisations accredited to run courses offering qualifications up to Masters level, through a modular programme allowing teachers to choose to go for a PG Cert., PG Dip., or an MA. We also run Cambridge English exam preparation courses by special arrangement. Our Cambridge CELTA courses have a 99% pass rate.

The trainers associated with NILE all have extensive experience of designing and delivering courses for teachers, as well as of teaching English. The team includes coursebook writers and ESOL examiners and our Advisory Board includes ELT professionals with international reputations.

Since 1995, we have run hundreds of teacher training courses for thousands of participants from over 60 different countries. These courses are both open enrolment for individual applicants and tailor-made for closed groups, specially designed for education ministries, higher education institutes and other overseas organisations. NILE also sends consultants and trainers all over the world to help with practical advice and training in the field of English language education. See our client list here

NILE has an Advisory Board which is made up of ELT professionals with international reputations. The board members are: Rod Bolitho (Chair); Claudia Ferradas; Gerhard Finster; Joanne Greig; Nicky Hockly; Franz Mittendorfer; Keith Morrow; Tessa Woodward 

We aim to continue the NILE success story by offering new programmes to meet future needs.

Speak to an advisor +44 (0) 1603 664473