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New Special Educational Needs (SEN) network in the YLTSIG for IATEFL

A new network within the IATEFL YLTSIG is about to be set up. It is intended to draw together teachers, heads and coordinators from around the world who are interested in sharing ideas and resources to better the English language provision for students with any kind of specific learning needs.

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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EnglishAgenda podcast

Listen to the latest EnglishAgenda podcast where Dr Maggie Sokolik returns to report on the experience of running her first MOOC (massive open online course) aimed at developing writing skills for English language learners.

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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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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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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.

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.

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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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Macmillan Education online conference 2015

Join over 20,000 teachers worldwide and boost your teaching skills at the Macmillan Education online conference 2015, which takes place from 3 - 7 November.

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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

Listen to the latest EnglishAgenda podcast where Dr Maggie Sokolik returns to report on the experience of running her first MOOC (massive open online course) aimed at developing writing skills for English language learners.

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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