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James E. Alatis Prize - New opportunity from The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF)

At their recent Board meeting, the TIRF Trustees established the James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts, as a way of honouring Jim Alatis, who was one of the founders of TIRF and had a life-long interest in language planning and policy.
 

Three more inspiring webinars for your continuing professional development on EnglishAgenda

We are pleased to announce three new EnglishAgenda continuing professional development webinars coming up in May.
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A day of webinars all about storytelling from Macmillan English

Join Macmillan English for a free online event for English language teachers and professionals of all levels.
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Extensive Reading Foundation Awards

The Extensive Reading Foundation Awards for 2014 were recently presented to the winners at an evening ceremony during the IATEFL Annual Conference.
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Free online course just started - Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching

Gain practical tools and theoretical insights to help dyslexic students learn second languages, with this free online course devised by ELTons winning authors of DYSTEFL in association with Lancaster University.

Three inspiring continuing professional development webinars on EnglishAgenda

We are pleased to announce a new season of EnglishAgenda continuing professional development webinars.
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EnglishAgenda podcast on mobile technologies and pedagogy

Listen to our latest podcast with Lucy Norris, Research Associate at The Open University and co-author of the recent British Council guide on mobile technologies.
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British Council ELTons Awards 2015 shortlist announced!

The British Council have announced the shortlist for the ELTons 2015, the annual awards celebrating innovation in English language teaching (ELT) from around the world.
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Free training videos on elt-training

Elt-training is a web site that aims to provide training support for trainee and novice English language teachers as well as more experienced teachers, too. There are short video films about wide-ranging topics. For example recent films have been about ‘Setting up activities’, ‘Using authentic materials’ and ‘Grammar teaching’. A new video is published every month.
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Creating a climate for innovation in language learning - webcast recording

Watch a workshop to explore what we might do to promote new ideas in language learning. Teachers and leaders were invited to join an international event on how to innovate in their contexts, looking at six UK and international case studies from across different fields: immersive learning, learner autonomy, technology and gaming.

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Alternative English teaching methodologies

Over the last six to seven decades, a wide range of approaches to teaching English has evolved. 

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Creating a climate for innovation in language learning - webcast recording

Watch a workshop to explore what we might do to promote new ideas in language learning. Teachers and leaders were invited to join an international event on how to innovate in their contexts, looking at six UK and international case studies from across different fields: immersive learning, learner autonomy, technology and gaming.
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James E. Alatis Prize - New opportunity from The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF)

At their recent Board meeting, the TIRF Trustees established the James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts, as a way of honouring Jim Alatis, who was one of the founders of TIRF and had a life-long interest in language planning and policy.
 

The Fair List, UK

Set up in 2013, The Fair List, is an annual award. It celebrates excellence in gender balance of plenary speakers, presenters or speaker panels at UK ELT events.

David Crystal lecture on the King James Bible and the English language

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Leadership and management special interest group webinar

Find out how to do ELT management research in this first webinar in a new series from the IATEFL Leadership and management special interest group.

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A day of webinars all about storytelling from Macmillan English

Join Macmillan English for a free online event for English language teachers and professionals of all levels.
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Free on-line training day: using technology in teaching

The IATEFL Learning Technologies Special Interest Group will be discussing the theme Using technology in teaching on Saturday 12 October 2013. The following speakers will be participating in the on-line conference: Christel Broady, Carol Chapelle, Gavin Dudeney, Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Deborah Healey, Nicky Hockly, Phil Hubbard, Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou, Paige Ware & Shaun Wilden.

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