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Watch the ELTons Awards Ceremony live online – Thursday 4 June, 1815-2015 BST

The British Council ELTons Awards Ceremony and red carpet interviews will take place live and online on Thursday 4 June, 1815-2015 BST. Now in their thirteenth year, the awards which are run by the British Council and sponsored by Cambridge English Language Assessment, are the only international awards to recognise innovative products, services and research in English language teaching globally.

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James E. Alatis Prize - New opportunity from The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF)

At their recent Board meeting, the TIRF Trustees established the James E. Alatis Prize for Research on Language Policy and Planning in Educational Contexts, as a way of honouring Jim Alatis, who was one of the founders of TIRF and had a life-long interest in language planning and policy.
 

Three more inspiring webinars for your continuing professional development on EnglishAgenda

We are pleased to announce three new EnglishAgenda continuing professional development webinars coming up in May.
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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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The Fair List, UK

Set up in 2013, The Fair List, is an annual award. It celebrates excellence in gender balance of plenary speakers, presenters or speaker panels at UK ELT events.

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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.

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.

Ben the Bear’s top 10 picturebooks

This resource from Delta Publishing, written by Sandie Mourão, gives you a list of the top 10 recommended picturebooks to use with young learners in a downloadable PDF.

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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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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.

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