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      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?


      Editorial - The future of TeachingEnglish

      At TeachingEnglish, we are always looking for ways to develop and improve the site to make it easier for you to find what you need for your classes or for your professional development. 

      One of our current projects is to look at reorganising the site structure. We have a lot of ideas, but we also want you, the people who use the site, to be involved in this process.

      Help us shape the future

      If you have 10-15 minutes, go to the following link:

      It's a sorting exercise which asks you to group all of our content in a way that seems logical to you.

      You should try to create your own headers and then move the cards on the left into each section you make.

      Feel free to be as creative as you like!


      Paul  (TeachingEnglish website editor)


      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.


      IATEFL Harrogate Online is now live!

      If you can't attend the 2014 Harrogate IATEFL Conference in person, follow the event online! Coverage will feature talks, sessions and recorded interviews with conference presenters and delegates.


      British Council announces shortlist for ELTons Awards 2014

      The British Council have announced the shortlist for the ELTons 2014, the annual awards celebrating innovation in English language teaching (ELT) from around the world. Now in their twelfth 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 ELT products, services and research in English language teaching around the world.


      IATEFL Special Interest Groups

      With the IATEFL annual conference fast approaching, we look at some of the Special Interest Groups who work year round to provide development opportunities to teachers around the globe.


      A focus on materials development - live webcast

      Watch the webcast of 'More than just a worksheet: How to write effective classroom materials' with Rachael Roberts, followed by Adam Kilgarriff talking about 'Corpora in the classroom without scaring the students'.


      How to become an ELT materials writer - EnglishAgenda free webinar

      The EnglishAgenda Continuing Professional Development webinar series will be looking at ‘How to become an ELT materials writer’ with Sue Kay, author of the ‘Reward Resource Packs’ and ‘Inside out’, and Karen Spiller. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 5th March 2014, at 16.00 UK time. A recording of the webinar will be available after the event.

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      Computers in Classrooms

      It's aimed at teachers, advisers, Principals -- anyone, in fact, who has a professional interest in educational ICT. 


      Culture Proficiency Guidelines

      The draft Culture Proficiency Guidelines are meant to improve cultural communication by developing a graded scale that includes components of culture. 


      Digital Literacy - On the Agenda at Last

      So we are encouraged to think about Employability & workplace skills, pedagogy, qualifications, identity, informal learning, digital citizenship and a host of other variables 


      Learning in the Family - Research Report

      The UK Government's Children’s Plan suggests the next steps for improving children’s lives must be taken in partnership with parents 


      Information Presentation for Effective E-Learning

      In moving information onto a computer, people generally assume that the format and presentation have little effect on the information itself. 

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      Khuraman Safarova's picture

      Khuraman Safarova

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

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      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)


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