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The British Council held a launch event for two English Language Market Reports focusing on Japan and Russia on Thursday 16 May. 

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In this webinar by Cambridge English Language Assessment the presenters will give an overview of the CELTA qualification – the internationally recognised and highly respected TEFL qualification.

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The British Council has announced the shortlist for the ELTons 2013. Now in their eleventh year, the awards run by the British Council and sponsored by Cambridge English, are a celebration of excellence in English language teaching (ELT) from around the world.

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TeachingEnglish is celebrating Jane Austen's work by publishing lesson plans, articles, blog posts, audio and film related to her work.

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Over on Edsurge they have produced a list of forty products to help learn a language.

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Educational researcher Sugata Mitra is the winner of the 2013 TED Prize. His wish is to build a school in the cloud, where children can explore and learn from one another using on-line resources and collaboration.

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The British Council is delighted to announce a new series of free webinars on various aspects of continuing professional development by experienced ELT consultants.

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Edmodo, the social network for teachers who want to share with other teachers or with students, has reached the 15 million subscriber mark. The number of subscribers has doubled over the last year. There are now 1.3 million teacher members at more than 120,000 schools. 

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As the year begins to come to a close, Language Teaching has brought together a selection of the most downloaded articles of 2012, available free-of-charge.

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International Perspectives On Teacher Research is a new title in the series International Perspectives in English Language Teaching being published by Palgrave Macmillan. The series editors are Keith Richards, University of Warwick and Sue Garton, University of Aston.
 
The deadline for proposals is 21 December 2012.
 
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Macmillan Dictionaries will no longer appear as physical books. The final copies are rolling off the presses at this very moment, and from next year, Macmillan Dictionary will be available only online.

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The British Council launched the Power of Reading Project this month, which involves donating over 30,000 books to schools and helping teachers to adopt simple methods to use the books. 

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Teaching blogs contain a wealth of information, but it can be hard to know where to start. In this webinar, Sandy shows you where to find them and how to start your own.

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In this webinar on 6th May, Ceri Jones will explore how a range of micro writing tasks can activate language, encourage communication and aid class cohesion. She will be looking in particular, but not exclusively, at mulit-level secondary classrooms and the challenges they bring.

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This webinar with Keith Harding looks at ways of making the most of the learning opportunities that lie beyond the classroom.

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As a follow up to 'Creativity month' in June, Nik Peachey looks at how to develop creativity in the language classroom in a free webinar on our TeachingEnglish website on Thursday 16th July.

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This webinar is aimed at helping teachers to think for themselves about creative applications of technology. It will be a very practical session with examples, as well as being a kind of open-ended exploration, brain-storming and thought-provoking presentation. Date: January 28th 2014.

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The BAAL Teaching Evaluation and Assessment  SIG is holding a one-day conference on the theme of 'Technology in Language Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities' on Friday 2 May 2014, 10:00 – 16:45, University of Huddersfield, UK. The deadline for proposals is Friday 7 February 2014.

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Take part in our short online user feedback survey to shape the future of EnglishAgenda. It will take less then ten minutes to complete, so please make a difference and have your say.  

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Find out about free training opportunities offered through the Electronic Village Online in early 2016.

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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. You can help by completing a short questionnaire which should take approximately twenty minutes.

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Join the English UK annual conference in May for business and marketing insights at one of the highlights of the English UK calendar.

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The English UK Marketing Conference is aimed at all professionals promoting, marketing and selling ELT courses to study abroad agents and international students, and is now open for bookings. It will take place on Friday 6 February 2015 at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel, London.

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This innovative project will enable teachers to assess themselves and gain an overview of their competences and an indication of their training needs. The Grid will also be useful for trainers and managers to help support teachers’ professional development and optimise the management of teaching staff within their organisation.

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