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English language needs of young adult learners - ELTRP survey

What are the English language needs and priorities of young adults in Europe? What kinds of English do 18-24 year olds want to speak, and why? Has the development of new technologies and online communication affected the ways in which young adults use English, and if so, how? Has the emergence of English as an international Lingua Franca affected people's sense of their own identity? And what might this mean for English language teaching and learning?

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IATEFL Special Interest Groups

With the IATEFL annual conference fast approaching, we look at some of the Special Interest Groups who work year round to provide development opportunities to teachers around the globe.

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CLIL policy and practice: an invitation-only policy workshop to draft a new strategy for CLIL in Europe

The British Council has convened an invitation-only policy workshop to draft a new strategy for CLIL in Europe, to take place on 10-12 March 2014 by Lake Como. With support from ministries of education and sector specialists throughout Europe, the key objective of the gathering is to draft a set of recommendations for the European Commission.

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British Council teacher survey for English language teachers in the Middle East and North Africa

The British Council invites English language teachers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to participate in a survey which aims to better understand the digital behaviour of English language teachers in MENA. The survey will be conducted in the week of 16th March and there will be one week to complete it.

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The English Language Council Lecture: Shakespeare and the English language

The English-Speaking Union and the British Council present the third English Language Council Lecture, which celebrates Shakespeare and the English language. The lecture marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare in 2014. Register to attend in person or to receive details of the livestreamed event.

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The English language needs of young adults in Europe - online survey

Northumbria University and King's College London in conjunction with the British Council, are surveying student and teacher perceptions of the English language needs of young adults in Europe, and the implications of this for English language teaching. If you are based in Europe, you can help by completing a short questionnaire which should take approximately twenty minutes.

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Tips on how to organise a conference

Over at 'The Guardian', Brian Lucy provides some excellent tips on how to organise an academic conference.

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Technology in Language Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities - call for papers

The BAAL Teaching Evaluation and Assessment  SIG is holding a one-day conference on the theme of 'Technology in Language Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities' on Friday 2 May 2014, 10:00 – 16:45, University of Huddersfield, UK. The deadline for proposals is Friday 7 February 2014.

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New continuing professional development webinars

The British Council is delighted to announce a new series of free webinars on various aspects of continuing professional development by experienced ELT consultants.

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The European Profiling Grid Project – evaluating professional skills

This innovative project will enable teachers to assess themselves and gain an overview of their competences and an indication of their training needs. The Grid will also be useful for trainers and managers to help support teachers’ professional development and optimise the management of teaching staff within their organisation.

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Children worldwide inspired to learn English with new app

Children around the world can now learn English alongside woolly favourite Timmy as the British Council and Aardman Animations launch their first Learning Time with Timmy tablet app.

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Grading with Games: An Interview with James Paul Gee

An Arizona State University professor sees a bright future for video games in the learning process -- in and out of school.

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British Council India - Master trainer teaching tips posters

Download a series of six Top Tips posters designed by Master Trainers based in India. As part of a three-year project between British Council India and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) Punjab to develop the English language teaching skills and language confidence of secondary level English language teachers in government schools across the state of Punjab, 200 Master Trainers were invited to take part in a competition to design a poster under one of three specific themes.

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The European Profiling Grid Project – evaluating professional skills

This innovative project will enable teachers to assess themselves and gain an overview of their competences and an indication of their training needs. The Grid will also be useful for trainers and managers to help support teachers’ professional development and optimise the management of teaching staff within their organisation.

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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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21st century Pedagogy

How we teach must reflect how our students learn, it must also reflect the world they will emerge into. This is a world that is rapidly changing, connected, adapting and evolving. Our style and approach to teaching must emphasise the learning in the 21st century. 

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Giving praise to learners

An important aspect of teaching is knowing how and when to praise learners for their behavior and work. Using praise correctly provides learners with positive reinforcement and can motivate them to learn and participate in lessons. A new study throws light on the subject of praise in classrooms.
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New professional development webinars in November on EnglishAgenda

Join our series of free continuing professional development webinars on a variety of thought-provoking themes.

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Interesting information for me! Thanks...


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I would like to know more what it is like to teach in super difficult circumstances. In Georgian...
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Hi Cranna
I'm afraid there isn't a certificate but we hope you find the webinar useful....
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