| TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | The ELTons, sponsored by Cambridge ESOL, are the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in the field of English language teaching (ELT). The deadline for applications is 23 November 2012.
Nominations are now open for the Adult Learners' Week Awards 2013. People can nominate someone they believe deserves recognition for their outstanding learning achievements, whether it is someone they teach, a colleague, friend or relative.
August 1, 2012 11am-12:30pm PST. Panel and open discussion about peer-to-peer professional development. Panelists include Judi Fusco, Scott McLeod, Howard Rheingold, and Tom Whitby, Steve Hargadon moderating.10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern / 6:00pm GMT
NALDIC | EAL News | NALDIC, in partnership with The Bell Foundation, is offering the opportunity for EAL co-ordinators and teaching assistants to benefit from two free EAL professional development courses during the week commencing 13th August 2012.
Migrants' Rights Network (MRN) | Language tests for citizenship being introduced with the new family migration rules will discriminate against the poorest and most vulnerable. The level of the tests is too high and will potentially prevent many from gaining settlement and citizenship in the UK.
A BAAL/CUP Seminar at the School of Education, University of Leeds, 13th July, 2012 9.00am — 4.45pm. The objective of the seminar is to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers working in Adult ESOL in England, with the aim of encouraging and developing mutual understanding of perspectives on English Language Learning and Teaching for adult migrants in superdiverse multilingual contexts...
My main subject is brilliant. After a few years in a sort of teacher training / ESOL teaching borderland, I find myself increasingly drawn back to my first love, teaching people English. But ESOL is problematic...
European Commission - The Lifelong Learning Programme:
EU Funded continuing professional development opportunities.
The European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme enables people at all stages of their lives to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as helping to develop the education and training sector across Europe.
Action for ESOL calls on you to TAKE ACTION! Why? The government has announced changes to family immigration rules which will stop UK residents on lower incomes from bringing their spouses to the UK. Spouses who are allowed into the UK will have to wait five years and be forced to sit an Entry 3 ESOL exam and take the Life in the UK test in order to get settlement. This is unfair and discriminatory. Action for ESOL is joining JCWI and the Migrants Rights Network in taking action against the changes.
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