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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.

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.

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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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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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CEFR: Descriptors for mediation - take part in an online survey

Participate in the validation of a new set of CEFR Illustrative Descriptors for mediation by completing an online questionnaire.

Call for proposals: Services for International Education Marketing Conference 2015 – Market Insights

The SIEM Conference 2015, to be held on 10-11 December in Edinburgh, aims to provide UK education institutions with the opportunity to gather the latest market intelligence to deliver successful marketing strategies for 2016 and beyond.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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?

ELTons winners for 2015 announced!

The British Council has revealed the winners of the ELTons 2015, the only international awards to recognise innovative achievement in English Language Teaching (ELT) globally.

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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ELTons 2016 - less than two weeks to apply!

The British Council is calling English language teaching professionals around the world to enter the ELTons Awards for 2016. The awards recognise innovation and excellence in English language teaching products and services. The deadline for applications is 6 November 2015.

ELTons 2015 update

The longlisted products for the ELTons 2015 have been confirmed. Up until this stage ELTons judges have only been assessing application forms, now the judges will be sent product samples and get to experience the products first hand before making their suggestions for which entries will make up the 2015 shortlists.

ELT Master's Awards: Dissertations available online

Tim Goodier from King's College London is the winner for the 2014 British Council Master's Dissertation Award, with Best Potential for Impact on the ELT Industry. Alongside the winner were special commendations to Santi Budi Lestari from the University of Warwick, Cathryn Tolon from the University of Sussex and Sanghoon Mun from the University of Bath. Find out more and read the dissertations on the EnglishAgenda web pages.

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Do learner-centred approaches work in every culture?

Is it time to challenge Western assumptions about education, especially when it comes to promoting 'good teaching approaches' in the developing world? The British Council's Ian Clifford looks at the case of Burma, in a forthcoming webinar on 12 October 2015.

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