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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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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.

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

British Council | EAQUALS Core Inventory for General English

This project may be of interest to anyone involved in curriculum development. The downloadable leaflet gives a sample extract of a British Council project to create a core curriculum based, in part, on the CEFR.

In a Digital Future, Textbooks Are History

Textbooks have not gone the way of the scroll yet, but many educators say that it will not be long before they are replaced by digital versions — or supplanted altogether by lessons assembled from the wealth of free courseware, educational games, videos and projects on the Web. 

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. 

Digital Literacy

What is digital literacy? Digital literacy is the ability to locate, organize, understand, evaluate, and create information using digital technology (Wikipedia, 2009).

CLIL's international appeal

Our network is expanding and you will see this in the wide range of articles, information and contributions from many different contexts in this issue.

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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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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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.

ELTons winner interviews and photos now available!

If you missed the live stream of the ELTons awards ceremony you can watch the red carpet interviews and a recording of the ceremony on the ELTons web pages. You can also view photographs of the event and see the backstage interviews with the winners.
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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.

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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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.

ELTons

2015 ELTons awards

Applications for the 2015 ELTons are now being accepted. Now in their thirteenth year, the ELTons awards, run by the British Council and sponsored by Cambridge English Language Assessment and Macmillan Education, are a celebration of innovation and excellence in English language teaching (ELT) from around the world.

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