Dear all,

here are this week’s news:

 1. IATEFL Web Conference : the spectrum of English language teaching

IATEFL invites you to the 2017 IATEFL Web Conference.

Join the two-day web conference encompassing a range of different topics and areas of English language teaching, presented by IATEFL’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

When is the Web Conference?

Friday 24 November 2017 15:00 – 21:15 UK GMT time (Day 1)


Saturday 25 November 2017 10:00 – 18:15 UK GMT time (Day 2)


Download the two day schedule now to see the programme of talks and to find out more about the presenters or visit the website:

How to register

To register for this event please follow the links below:

  • Register now for day one
  • Register now for day two

You must register seperately for each day you wish to attend.

Please note: registration does not guarantee you a place at the Web Conference. Places in the room are limited and virtual seats will be allocated to the first 500 participants attending on the day.

How do I check the time in my local area?

The event times are in UK GMT time, to check the time in your location please look at the world clock.

More information

To find out more about the event and our speakers, please visit the website.

For more information about Adobe Connect and further assistance, take a look at our Participant’s Guide.

2. Using digital tools to bring the outside world into the language classroom

Join the latest Cambridge Asssesmnet webinar for teachers on Bringing the outside world into the language classroom through digital tools.

* Check the times of the webinar where you are

Monday 27 November 2017, 14.00 – 15.00 (UK time)

Wednesday 29 November 2017, 10.00 – 11.00 (UK time)

What is this webinar about?

Access to authentic language can now be achieved at the click of a button. Learners can not only exploit digital materials for language learning, they can also better connect language learning with the real world.  This gives them the opportunity to acquire English when engaging with other topics of interest or when accessing different digital environments.

In this webinar, we will discuss different activities and projects that teachers can integrate into the classroom that exploit digital tools such as mobile apps, MOOCs and virtual reality. We will also look at how digital tools can be used by learners to share language they learn in the outside world, or different language landscapes.


Please visit the website.

3. Elena Napolnova’s presentation at  XXV Dmitrovskiye Çteniya Turkology Conference

MLP Russian Instructor Elena Napolnova attended  XXV Dmitrovskiye Çteniya Turkology Conference in Moscow State University, Asian and African Institute on October 6th 2017.

She presented her paper titled: – ”-iş ekli adlandırma ve fiil semantiğinin gelişmesi”

The Turkish abstract for the presentation is below:

-iş ekli adlandırma, modern Türkçede en aktif gelişen morfolojik ve sentaksik dil araçlarından biridir.  Farklı yıllarda yayımlanan Türkçe Sözlük bilgilerinin ve son zamana ait yürümek ve kalkmak fiilleri örneklerinin analizi, yeni leksik anlamların önce -iş ekli adlandırmada oluşup sonra bu fiillerin diğer formlarına geçtiğini gösterdi.  Yürümek fiili için bu şekilde ‘bir amaça yönelik bilinçli yürümek’ anlamı, kalkmak fiilinin ‘toplu taşıma araçlarının duraktan ayrılması’ anlamının dışında kalkış adlandırmasının ‘havalanma’ anlamı oluşmuştur.

4 Happy Teacher’s day!

We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate our Teachers’ Day.