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The Assessment in ELT: Opportunities and Challenges conference, organised by the Teacher Education and Applied Language Studies centre at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, will take place on 21 and 22 November, 2014 in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. Speakers include David Little, Neus Figueras Casanovas and Joan Turner.
First published in 1996, the Journal of NELTA is a premiere publication of the 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’. The editorial board would like to invite contributions for the 2014 issue of the journal.
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?
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.
Join a special webinar by Keith Kelly on the successful implementation of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) on 6 March, 10am UK time. This webinar discusses four of the factors relevant to the successful implementation of CLIL.
The British Council has convened an invitation-only policy workshop to draft a new strategy for CLIL in Europe, to take place on 10-12 March 2014 by Lake Como. With support from ministries of education and sector specialists throughout Europe, the key objective of the gathering is to draft a set of recommendations for the European Commission.
The British Council is running a photography competition for international students who are currently studying in the UK. Students can win a fantastic prize from the Visit Britain online shop... their own UK adventure!
The ALTE Paris 2014 Conference will take place on 10 - 11 April, 2014 and is of relevance and interest to anyone who works with Cambridge English Language Assessment. This event is a major contribution to the understanding of global language learning, teaching and assessment.
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.