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At The Consultants-E we help educators worldwide become more comfortable with technology in their teaching. This blog highlights technology trends, and offers tips and guidance on how to use technology in the classroom and online, based on several years of experience of helping teachers worldwide integrate technology effectively. We hope you enjoy it!

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  • IATEFL 2015: Interviews, resources and TCE get together!

    by Ana d Almeida

    01 May 2015 in category: TheConsultants-E

    iatefl man 2015

    Here's a bit more about The Consultants-E at the last IATEFL a couple of weeks ago. 

    Gavin and Nicky were interviewed by the IATEFL Online team and you can check it all at the links below: 

    Gavin's interview 

    Nicky's interview

    You can also check out the slides from our presentations: 

    Quality Control: Towards a Framework for Assessing Online Training Courses by Gavin and Thom Kiddle, Director of NILE:

    Noah's ark: planning for mobile by Nicky:

    Adult CLIL in practice by Anne:

    And finally, The Consultants-E annual get together. Cheers everyone!  

    tce get together

    Tags: interviews resources iatefl presentations manchester

  • IATEFL 2015: Going Mobile, ELTon, winners, cake, and lots more!

    by Ana d Almeida

    23 April 2015 in category: TheConsultants-E

    GM cake

    We’re delighted to announce that Gavin and Nicky's new book Going Mobile has been nominated for a 2015 British Council Innovation Award (ELTon). We celebrated this at the recent IATEFL Conference in Manchester, with lots of fun, cake and a raffle of Going Mobile. The lucky winners were Lucia Zhurukova and Igor Zhurukov from Russia! 

    GM winners

    If you were unable to attend IATEFL, the good news is that we are raffling one more copy of Going Mobile among our online friends. To take part in our raffle to win a copy of the book, you just need to answer the four questions here

    The deadline is 15 May 2015 - enter now! 

    The winner will be announced on 18 May via our social media channels. 

    Another highlight at this year's IATEFL was our Going Mobile Grand Treasure Hunt. The lucky winner of the online teacher training course valued up to ...

    Tags: winners going moblie raffle iatefl manchester treasure hunt

  • TCE NEWS - IATEFL Manchester edition

    by Ana d Almeida

    02 April 2015 in category: TheConsultants-E

  • The Consultants-E at IATEFL Manchester 2015

    by Ana d Almeida

    08 March 2015 in category: TheConsultants-E

    49th Annual International IATEFL Conference and Exhibition


    Man 2015

    Manchester Central, Manchester, UK 11th-14th April 2015 

    If you're attending this year's conference, come and say 'hello'!

    • Nicky will be presenting on 'Noah's ark: planning for mobile'.
    • Gavin and Thom Kiddle, Director of NILE, will be giving a presentation on 'Quality Control: Towards a Framework for Assessing Online Training Courses', as part of the TTEd SIG day.
    • Gavin and Nicky will be also taking part in the 'Going Mobile' book launch on the Delta Publishing stand in the Exhibition Hall, where they will be raffling copies of GM. Plus there will also be a cool treasure hunt 'Find TCE' using 'iBeacons' technology. Intrigued? Check out the competition website to learn how you can win the big prize! And, if you're not going to IATEFL in Manchester this year, you'll still get a chance to win the same big prize later ...

    Tags: iatefl presentations conference UK

  • Wishlist for EdTech in 2015

    by Ana d Almeida

    07 January 2015 in category: TheConsultants-E


    The beginning of a new year always brings renewed hopes and plans. Prompted by JJ Wilson’s insightful blog post here, including contributions from Nicky and Lindsay, here are a few wishes and ideas from The Consultants-E team, which we hope you'll find equally insightful!

    I’m particularly interested in the application of technology in the English language classroom. In 2015, I’d like to see less emphasis on technology per se, and more emphasis on how to use it appropriately and effectively to help students learn. That means asking (and answering) the question ‘How does this help my students learn/acquire English?’, rather than ‘How can I use this cool tool with my students?’. It’s not about the technology, it’s about the teaching (and learning). ~ Nicky Hockly 

    My Christmas wish is about publishers. I’d like to see a more measured, thoughtful and sensible approach to edtech and the future of ...

    Tags: future back to school wishes Elearning

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