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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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      Three livestreamed seminars from the British Council in February

      Interested in celebrating the language of Shakespeare, looking at Equality and Diversity in the ESOL classroom, or focusing on EAP? Join us for these livestreamed seminars on 12, 13 and 26 February.

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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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      ALTE 5th International Conference - Paris, France

      The ALTE Paris 2014 Conference will take place on 10 - 11 April, 2014 and is of relevance and interest to anyone who works with Cambridge English Language Assessment. This event is a major contribution to the understanding of global language learning, teaching and assessment.

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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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      Get a Life: Students Collaborate in Simulated Roles

      Whyville looks and feels like a game to the kids who use it. 

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      Junior safety zones for the ’world wild web’

      Internet safety issues are even more of a priority in primary than secondary, and many primary schools wouldn't dream of letting their pupils anywhere near a blog without stringent safeguards. 

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      Fractured Fairy Tale cum ICT

      The teachers in Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School in Singapore have found one way to motivate and enable the students in Primary Four, aged 10 years, to improve their writing skills. 

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      Creative Commons releases LiveContent 2.0

      Creative Commons is pleased to announce the release of LiveContent 2.0, a LiveDVD of Creative Commons-licensed multimedia content and free and open source software. 

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      Exploring Virtual Opportunities

      This paper gives an account of an attempt to support and strengthen an emergent Community of Practice. 

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      Khuraman Safarova's picture

      Khuraman Safarova
      Azerbaijan

      I think this network will be a great material for any kind of teaching


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      monroebetty
      Turkey

      Hi dear people !

      I am student in Turkey and I have visually impaired students, I am...
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      saima bhatti
      United Kingdom (Great Britain)

      Hello,

      I've just read about the survey that you'd like to do, and wonder if I could...
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