Established in 1995, NILE is internationally recognised as one of the largest and most respected providers of professional development courses for English language teachers, trainers and other educational professionals around the world.
Since 1995, NILE has trained over 40,000 teachers from over 90 countries from their campus in the historic city of Norwich, UK with a range of online, face-to-face and blended courses, while also offering qualifications up to Masters level.
NILE is the highest ranking teacher development institute in the UK based on British Council and Eaquals inspections, and scored 92% in the category of Teaching and Learning in industry magazine EL Gazette's latest analysis of the reports, the highest score by any school under any heading.
NILE-Macmillan Education Co-Published Courses
NILE and Macmillan Education have collaborated to bring
teachers a jointly developed programme of online courses by combining NILE’s
expertise in teacher development courses with the Macmillan Education
commitment to quality teaching resources.
Practical Language for Teaching: Primary
Practical Language for Teaching: Secondary
These six-week courses are designed to develop the language
skills of teachers who are teaching at primary or secondary school level. These
courses teach the practical language teachers need in the classroom with a
focus on best practice and peer-to-peer learning.
These courses also include six months of access to Macmillan
English Campus with online activities chosen to practise the target language in
each unit, plus access to a database of over 4000 practice activities. At the
end of each unit, teachers apply what they have learned to real coursebook
activities and contribute ideas to the class forum.
Practical Language for
Teaching: Primary 24 January – 6 March
Practical Language for Teaching
– Secondary: 24 January – 6 March 2019
English: Primary Maths and Science
This course has been designed to support primary maths
and science teachers whose learners’ first language may not be English.
Teachers will develop the confidence and skills to deliver maths and science
ideas and concepts in English in order to achieve the best learning outcomes
The flexibility of the course allows participants to
work at times that suit them, as well as choose different pathways within the
course depending on whether they teach maths or science. The course can also be
run as a blended or face-to-face course locally or in the UK.
Teaching Through English:
Primary Maths and Science 24 January – 27
Taught by international experts in their fields, these face-to-face courses feature regular guest speakers and are held at the Institute in Norwich. A range of two-week courses supports teachers who are looking to advance their careers by introducing key methodology concepts and providing practical skills for the classroom.
Face-to-face Courses EU Erasmus+ Funding
NILE's tutor-led, interactive courses provide flexibility to
balance professional development and a full-time teaching schedule.
The eight-week courses are delivered on an innovative and
easy-to-use online teaching platform. Cutting-edge digital tools allow teachers
to interact with their tutor and other teachers around the world in a variety
of ways. Learning is put into practical use through tutor-marked individual
assignments at the end of the course.
These courses add the flexibility of online learning to the
elements of NILE's face-to-face courses that participants appreciate most:
collaboration, relevance and engagement.
New for 2018: Power-Up Programme
The Power-Up series of short online teacher development
courses makes innovative use of digital resources to “power up” a new set of
teaching skills in a short space of time.
Easy to navigate and highly applicable to most teaching
contexts, the Power-Up courses’ use of live webinars, tutor videos and
opportunities for teachers to interact all combine to personalise learning,
making it more engaging and motivating.
Tailor-Made and Consultancy
NILE sends expert consultants and trainers around the world to provide
practical guidance and support across the field of English language education.
With the flexibility to accommodate a wide range of requirements,
NILE’s tailor-made courses are designed to suit education ministries,
universities and other educational organisations.
NILE also designs courses, led by a team of internationally recognised
consultants, to meet objectives for national teacher training, curriculum and
institutional development, regularly managing and delivering large-scale
programmes for major government-funded
groups of teachers.
From initial teacher training to a postgraduate programme for ELT professionals, NILE offers CELTA, Delta and MA programmes to support teachers throughout their careers.
A four-week intensive CELTA course is available at NILE's state-of-the-art campus in Norwich. For teachers looking to more advanced qualifications, modular Delta and MA programmes offer the flexibility to study online alongside full-time teaching.
CELTA Delta MA Programme
The Macmillan Education partnership with NILE guarantees exclusive
pricing* for all online and face-to-face courses at NILE, ensuring teachers
receive the highest quality of training with prices that suit every budget.
25% Discount: Online courses
10% Discount + exemption from
£150 registration fee: Face-to-face courses
10% Discount: Cambridge CELTA
and Delta course fees
10% Discount: 1st
module**, NILE’s MA programme
£10 off: Power-Up programmes
*Discount is only applicable to course fees
**1st module only, not applicable for current students
Watch our winners' presentations
Watch the winners of our Teacher's at the Heart competition presenting at NILE, where they won the opportunity to attend a NILE course for free.