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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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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.

Become a speaker in the British Council Seminar Series 2015–16!

Are you interested in sharing your practical and innovative English language teaching ideas with colleagues around the world? We are delighted to announce that the call for proposals for the Seminar Series 2015 – 16 is now open!

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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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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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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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Watch the ’Teachers Research!' conference online!

The IATEFL Research SIG Annual International Conference and 5th Gediz University Annual Teacher Research Conference will take place in Izmir, Turkey on 18-19 June 2015 and some sessions will be live streamed and recorded for you to watch at home.
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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.

EnglishAgenda podcast interview with the creator of the British Council's MOOC for learners

This week Rob Lewis interviews Chris Cavey, Lead Educator for the British Council's first ever Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), 'Exploring English: language and culture'. Interest in the course has been overwhelming and more than 100,000 learners have signed up to the course in the first week.

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