Training news
  • Discuss Current Trends in EAP at IATEFL Harrogate
    23 February 2010

    This pre-conference event will be held on Wednesday 7th April and has been organized by the IATEFL ESP SIG. The aim of the event is to provide a cutting-edge international survey on the current trends and issues in EAP as a key sub-area of ESP (English for Specific Purposes). The Pre-Conference Event will focus on the most pertinent trends and issues that are now dominating the EAP scene internationally and key themes will be brought to prominence by a very diverse range of expert EAP keynote speakers representing all the continents. Please CLICK HERE for further details.

  • Raise the Roof Campaign - Your Support Needed
    18 February 2010

    Raise the Roof is a campaign to get a fair deal from the Treasury for people who choose to rent out a room in their home. Since 1997 (i.e. under the current government) no change has been made to the income threshold of the Rent a Room Scheme - the threshold at present is £4,250 a year; the campaign would like to see this rise to £9,000 a year.

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  • ELT Leadership and Management Issues
    12 February 2010

    The IATEFL ELT Management SIG is running a series of facilitated discussions on ELT leadership and management issues. To start with, these will take place on the Yahoo group which has links with the SIG.

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  • ELTons to Come Alive at English UK Management Event
    12 February 2010

    This year’s English UK ELT Management Conference on 5th and 6th March in Reading will feature the very best in innovation in the ELT industry after it was announced that this year’s programme would include a series of sessions led by ELTon Award nominees from both the UK and International categories.

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  • Facebook support group "Save Our Language Schools" is set up
    11 February 2010

    Further to yesterday’s announcement by Alan Johnson, Home Secretary, on the new rules for International Students, a group entitled "Save Our Language Schools" has been set up on Facebook by Susan Young, Communications Consultant for English UK.

    We hope that members will join and encourage teachers and homestay families and all their contacts to join.

    You can see more information about the group and join by clicking here.

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  • Home Secretary’s announcement on changes to Tier 4 visa rules
    11 February 2010

    The Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, announced changes to the rules for International Students wishing to study in the UK yesterday.

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  • British Council Seminars: Michael Swan - What exactly is grammar?
    10 February 2010

    The British Council are pleased to announce their next seminar:

    Michael Swan - What exactly is grammar?
    16 February, 18.30 - 20.30
    British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BN

    For more information and contact details please click here to download the programme for the evening.

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  • Event: Bridging the Gap from FCE to CAE
    9 February 2010

    ListeningSkills and Vocabulary Learning:  Bridging the Gap from FCE to CAE 

    Cambridge ESOL and Pearson Longman invite you to join them for an event on Bridging the Gap from FCE to CAE in Listening skills and Vocabulary Learning.

    Saturday 20th February 2010
    10.30am – 4.00pm
    10th Floor, 80 Strand, London, WC2R 0RL

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  • Cambridge ESOL Best Practice Scholarships: Call for Applications
    8 February 2010

    Call for Applications

    The University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations is offering two scholarship packages for teachers to attend the IATEFL Harrogate Conference.

    These two scholarships are to celebrate best practice in the areas of examinations and teacher training. The scholarships are open to teachers working in these fields and not just those with formal qualifications or roles.

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