English Language Teaching

The following websites may be of interest to the English language teaching sector:

AAA EFL
http://www.aaaefl.co.uk
Contains hundreds of links to web sites of interest for teachers and learners of English as a Foreign Language.

The Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
http://www.alte.org
ALTE is an association of institutions within Europe, each of which produces examinations and certification for language learners of the language spoken as a mother tongue in their own country or region.

Association of Recognised English Language Services (ARELS)
http://www.arels.org.uk
ARELS, is the professional body of accredited, independent English language teaching establishments in Britain.

Business English Ring
http://www.lydbury.co.uk/businessenglish/ring/index.htm
The idea of the Business English Ring is that anybody with resources for business and professional English available on the web can link together. Individuals looking for such a resource can then search round the ring to find what they are looking for.

British Association of Lecturers of English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP)
http://www.baleap.org.uk
BALEAP is a national organisation of centres where EAP (English for Academic Purposes) is taught within British Universities. Its role is to develop the English language provision for international students in institutions of higher education in the UK and to promote and support the professional development and status of staff in these institutions.

The British Association of State English Language Teachers (BASELT)
http://www.baselt.org.uk
BASELT is an assocation of ninety state universities and colleges in Britain providing quality English Language courses for international students and teachers.

British Institute of English Language Teaching (BIELT)
http://www.bielt.org
BIELT has been set up to: establish a framework of British professional qualifications and work towards a set of international equivalencies; establish a professional code of practice; lobby for the profession, function as a public relations force and act as a source of information about the ELT profession.

The British Council
http://www.britishcouncil.org/english/index.htm
The British Council English language services explained.

British Tourist Authority
http://www.tourismtrade.org.uk
Through a password protected site profiles and marketing opportunities of major overseas markets can be accessed. Each profile contains travel and tourism trends, demographic information, key statistics and practical marketing advice.

Centre for Information on Language Teaching Research (CILT)
http://www.cilt.org.uk
Contains advice for teachers on language teaching and learning.

Cambridge EFL On-line
http://www.cambridge-efl.org/
On this site you will find full information on all of the Cambridge EFL examinations and tests, as well as the latest news from Cambridge.

DfEE - International Students Pages
http://www.dfee.gov.uk/international-students/tukwis.shtml
Up to date information and advice on Chevening scholarships, working in the UK and visa and entry requirements to the UK.

The Distance DELTA
http://www.thedistancedelta.com/
The British Council and International house have teamed up to develop the distance DELTA course leading to the Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults. This is a new course aimed at teachers who want to obtain an advanced EFL qualification but who wish to carry on working while they study.

EducationUK
http://www.educationuk.org
Information on the Prime Minister's Initiative, the EducationUK branding project and information for internatonal students wishing to study in the UK.

English as a 2nd Language
http://www.esl.about.com
Links to sites of interest.

Flo-Joe
http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/
A free online service for teachers and students preparing for the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) and the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE).

HOST
http://www.hostuk.org
HOST aims to help students from overseas to make the most of their time in Britain, and to promote international friendship and understanding. HOST enables adult international students at universities, colleges and on professional attachments in the UK, to stay for a weekend or Christmas as guests in private homes.

International Comparisions of School Curriculums
http://www.inca.org.uk
Currently includes national descriptions of 16 countries. It forms part of an ongoing project and, as such, is subject to continual amendment and updating.

International English Language Teaching Systems (IELTS)
http://www.ielts.org
IELTS is a comprehensive test of English language proficiency designed to assess the ability of non-native speakers of English who intend to study or train in the medium of English. The site includes a list of IELTS centres world-wide, organisation recognising IELTS and sample IELTS tests.

Learn English
http://www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish
This site has been developed by the British Council's ELT group and is aimed at young people around the world learning English. It features word games, grammar games, songs from top British artists, competitions, e-cards and more.

The National Academic Recognition Information Centre (NARIC)
http://www.naric.org.uk/
NARIC give information and advice on the comparability of international and UK qualifications and promote British qualifications overseas.

National Grid for Learning
http://www.ngfl.gov.uk
A collection of resources brought together by the UK government to promote standards in education and support lifelong learning.

Scottish Council for Research in Education
http://www.scre.ac.uk
SCRE conducts educational research and communicates the findings of its own research and that of others through a range of publications. It also responds to enquiries about research and maintains a computerised database of Scottish educational research. (ERSDAT-http://www.scre.ac.uk/is/ersdat/index.html).

The Scottish Executive Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department (SEELLD)
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/who/elld/
SEELLD supports Scottish Ministers in the achievement of their objectives in the fields of economic and industrial development, tourism, further and higher education, skills and lifelong learning.

Scottish English Language Teaching in Consortium (SELTIC)
http://www.britishcouncil.org/scotland.english/index.htm
SELTIC represents accredited English language teaching institutions in Scotland. It has 14 institutions from both the private and public sector as members. SELTIC offers advice and consultancy on all aspects of English language teaching.

Scottish Knowledge
http://www.scottish-knowledge.com
Scottish Knowledge promotes the provision of distance education. It has the backing of all 13 Scottish universities and their colleges, one of Scotland's leading further education colleges and many leading Scottish commercial and industrial organisations.

Teaching Abroad Direct
www.teachingabroaddirect.co.uk
Guidance and help with careers for teaching jobs abroad in Qatar, Dubai and UAE.

The United Kingdom Council for Overseas Students Affairs (UKCOSA)
http://www.ukcosa.org.uk
UKCOSA provides information, advice and training about the various aspects of the recruitment and support of international students.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
http://www.toefl.org
Official TOEFL website, through this site you can convert old and new TOEFL scores and download computer-based and paper-based TOEFL information.

'World-wide survey of primary English language teaching'
http://www.britishcouncil.org/english/eyl/index.htm

 

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