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Call for papers, Journal of NELTA 2014

First published in 1996, the Journal of NELTA is a premiere publication of Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA). This journal has been an integral part of NELTA’s mission for ‘enhancing the quality of English language teaching and learning through professional networking, supporting and collaboration’. 

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British Council Master Dissertation Award winners announced!

For the last two years, the British Council has partnered with UK universities to find the best ELT Masters' dissertations. The scheme is designed to recognise and celebrate the brightest minds in ELT at Master's level. This year’s entrants to the competition have been extremely impressive with research into ELT themes such as online listening; collocation acquisition; writing for preschool children; and covering a wide range of contexts such as Korea, Japan, Spain and Tanzania. Read about the winning dissertations.

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New volume of English Language Teacher Education and Development published

English Language Teacher Education and Development (ELTED) is an open access peer-reviewed journal for the worldwide ELT community which is produced by the English Language Learning, Teaching and Assessment (ELLTA) Research Group of the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick. A new volume of ELTED has been published online.

Southampton University/British Council MA English Language Teaching: Online

Teachers from all over the world can take this part-time master’s degree programme, which is studied entirely online.

Developed collaboratively by the University of Southampton and the British Council, it offers postgraduate-level study in main areas of current theory and practice in applied linguistics and English language teaching.

Second conference on Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education

The British Council in Serbia is organising the Second Conference on Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education on Saturday 14 June in Sava Centre in Belgrade.

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New publication: Teaching and Learning English in the Arabic-Speaking World

This co-publication by The International Research Foundation (TIRF) and Routledge is an important contribution to the emerging body of research-based knowledge about teaching English to native speakers of Arabic. This volume presents empirical studies carried out in Egypt, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - a region which has gained notable attention in the past few decades.

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Focus on global English - live webcast

Watch the next British Council Seminars live webcast on June 10th, with Richard Cauldwell on the theme: ' Accent and identity, prejudice and insecurity’ and Katy Davies and Laura Patsko on ‘Practical ideas for teaching pronunciation and listening in an English as a lingua franca (ELF) context’. The live webcast will take place on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

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Webinar: How to move into language school management

On our EnglishAgenda website, our next Continuing Professional Development webinar is on June 12th and is with Andy Hockley, who will be talking about ‘How to move into language school management’.

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Personal Learning Environments

Discussion of some of the principles of the personal learning environment with a look at my own gRSShopper software as well as the Connectivism online course. (Keynote).. 

Cell phones tackle reading, language barriers

New technologies that enable cell phones to translate speech on the fly and read documents for the visually impaired could have important implications for both educators and students.... 

A Study of the Effective Use of Social Software by Further and Higher Education

This is the final report for a JISC-funded study into the appropriate and effective use of social software in further and higher education.

Student won’t be expelled over Facebook study group

A Toronto university student will not be expelled for running a Facebook study group that his school had argued constituted cheating... 

Electronic Resource Centre for Human Rights Education

The Electronic Resource Centre for Human Rights Education is an on-line repository of human rights education and training materials, on-line forums, databases and links to other organisations and resources.

Virtual Teams: Making the Online Classroom a Learning Organization

When applying Senge's five learning disciplines in the classroom, the goal is to prepare students to become lifelong learners who are capable of contributing to the sustainability and vitality of the organizations they belong to. 

Sheikh Nahayan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

TIRF - The International Foundation for English Language Education - is sponsoring the 2010 Sheikh Nahayan Fellowships for doctoral research on English language and teaching in the Arab World. 

Information Management Strategy framework now available

Effective use of data is a key issue for school management, as system integration enhances the smooth running of the school, with not only improved efficiencies but also possible cost savings. 

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