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Winners of the 2014 Annual Language Learner Literature Awards announced

The Extensive Reading Foundation (ERF), an unaffiliated, not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes extensive reading in language education, have announced the winners of the 11th Annual Language Learner Literature (LLL) Awards for books published in 2013.

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Webinar on becoming a plenary/keynote speaker

The Fair List is running their first ever webinar, in collaboration with the IATEFL Leadership and Management Special Interest Group, on ‘Preparing for your first keynote talk or plenary'.

English Language Teacher Educator Conference 2015

English Language Teacher Educator Conference 2015 - Hyderabad: Call for papers

British Council and English and Foreign Languages University in India co-host an annual conference for English Language Teacher Educators. This event is considered to be the world’s largest English Language Teacher Educator Conference and is now in its fifth year. The conference will be held again at Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India from 27 February – 1 March 2015.

Call for papers, Journal of NELTA 2014

First published in 1996, the Journal of NELTA is a premiere publication of Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA). This journal has been an integral part of NELTA’s mission for ‘enhancing the quality of English language teaching and learning through professional networking, supporting and collaboration’. 

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British Council Master Dissertation Award winners announced!

For the last two years, the British Council has partnered with UK universities to find the best ELT Masters' dissertations. The scheme is designed to recognise and celebrate the brightest minds in ELT at Master's level. This year’s entrants to the competition have been extremely impressive with research into ELT themes such as online listening; collocation acquisition; writing for preschool children; and covering a wide range of contexts such as Korea, Japan, Spain and Tanzania. Read about the winning dissertations.

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New volume of English Language Teacher Education and Development published

English Language Teacher Education and Development (ELTED) is an open access peer-reviewed journal for the worldwide ELT community which is produced by the English Language Learning, Teaching and Assessment (ELLTA) Research Group of the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick. A new volume of ELTED has been published online.

Southampton University/British Council MA English Language Teaching: Online

Teachers from all over the world can take this part-time master’s degree programme, which is studied entirely online.

Developed collaboratively by the University of Southampton and the British Council, it offers postgraduate-level study in main areas of current theory and practice in applied linguistics and English language teaching.

Second conference on Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education

The British Council in Serbia is organising the Second Conference on Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education on Saturday 14 June in Sava Centre in Belgrade.

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Research Channel offers new ways to watch, share cutting-edge research

The Research Channel was founded by a consortium of leading research and academic institutions to share the valuable work of their researchers with the public.

CAELA Digests and Q&As

CAELA's publications provide information about literacy education for adults learning English as a second language (ESL). 

Harnessing Technology: Next Generation Learning

A summary of Becta's review and revision of the original e-strategy to ensure that we are meeting the requirements of today's learners... 

Alternative English teaching methodologies

Over the last six to seven decades, a wide range of approaches to teaching English has evolved. 

Home-school agreements

Home-school agreements will provide a framework for the development of such a partnership.

Exploring Virtual Opportunities

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

Languages and immigration: bilingualism is an asset

Politicians in western countries are today drafting laws to tighten immigration conditions and are introducing language and culture tests. 

Slump in school computer lessons

The popularity of information and communication technology is declining rapidly in school despite its importance in adult life, Ofsted says. 

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