The C Group members Averil Bolster and Peter Levrai won the 2017 British Council ELTons Award for Innovation in Learner Resources for their course, Develop EAP, a language and academic skills course for university students based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
To read more about the award and their course, click on the link below:
The new British Council publication 'Integrating Global Issues in the Creative English Language Classroom' is out and free to download. To have access to the book, click on the image below.
This publication provides innovative ideas for teaching creatively while raising awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It is edited by the C Group members Alan Maley and Nik Peachey. Most of the writers belong to the C Group too.
Storytelling and story-making for Cambridge English: Young Learners
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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Webinar on creativity with Dimitris Primalis. For more information, click on the link below:
We are pleased to announce the International Symposium “Seeds of Innovation in Foreign Language Teaching”, which will be held at the University of Huelva (Spain), on 23rd February 2017.
This Symposium is organized by the Group “ReALL” (Research in Affective Language Learning), based at the University of Huelva. We aim to study the influence of affective factors in language learning and teaching from a wide range of theoretical traditions and research domains.
This international bilingual Symposium (Spanish/English) includes a combination of short dynamic presentations given by well-established international researchers in the fields of Applied Linguistics, Psychology, Education and Neuro-education, as well as workshops where PhD candidates present their own research. All speakers are members of our current Research + Development project (I+D+i) “Musical Aptitude, Reading Fluency and Intercultural Literacy of European University Students” (MUSICLANG).
“Seeds of Innovation in Foreign Language Teaching” will offer timely contributions for language researchers and teachers organized into four panels:
Date: February, 23rd, 2017
Place: Salón de Actos y Aula de Grados, Facultad de Educación, Universidad de Huelva
ETAS Journal invites submissions for its Special Supplement on Drama and Theater in Education Spring Edition 2018.
Click on the link below for more information on how to submit your articles:
I’m really happy and excited to announce that my book, ‘Teaching grammar: from rules to reasons’ is out. Obviously I’m extremely biased, but I believe this book can be a really useful resource for practising language teachers and teachers working towards Diplomas or an MA. The section on designing your own lessons and materials should also be a useful tool for teachers who want to create their own materials, including those on pre-service courses like the CELTA. I’m currently putting some sessions together for DELTA and CELTA courses, so if anyone would like to see these please let me know and I can send them to you once I’ve piloted them in late January/February. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested, and if you get a copy, I really hope you enjoy it.
- Danny Norrington-Davies
Registration is now open for the 52nd RELC International Conference, March 13-15, 2017 in Singapore. This event is seen by many as one of the best ELT conferences in Southeast Asia. This year’s conference aims to bring into focus the dimensions of language planning and policy alongside current perspectives and practice in curriculum design, materials development, language pedagogy and assessment.
Among the conference’s invited speakers are four C-Group Members: Le Van Canh, Allen Davenport, Alan Maley, and Brian Tomlinson.
More information about the conference can be found here.
We would Like to invite you to spread the word about Techno-CLIL 2017, the online global training initiative on CLIL and ICT, as a part of EVO, Electronic Village Online, TESOL Int.
Last year we had 5,000 participants from all over the world. It is an online free of charge training session which lasts 5 weeks, where participants are guided through asynchronous activities and synchronous webinars with international experts. You can read more about in the magazine in attachment (pp. 16-17).
This is the link to the initiative:
This is the link to the Moodle session where it is possible to register by the 8th January:
This is the Facebook Group open to new members:
Activities will start on 9th January. The opening ceremony will take place on 8th January and will be celebrated by insp. Gisella Langè from the Italian Ministry of Education and David Marsh.
A calendar of weekly webinars with other well known international experts is being arranged. This year the course will be officially recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education.
For further information: