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BREAKING NEWS: Fiction in Action: Whodunit  has won the 2011 ELTons Cambridge ESOL International Award for Innovation!

Last November, Whodunit was awarded The Duke of Edinburgh's English-Speaking Union English Language Award 2010 in an awards ceremony held at Buckingham Palace. Congratulations Adam! Congratulations Marcos!

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Fiction in Action: Whodunit. The world's first ELT eText available through Creative Commons. Click on the cover to find out more.



TESOL Arabia 2012

March 8-10th at the Dubai Men's College in Dubai, U.A.E.
This is the 19th annual TESOL Arabia conference. Once again we'll be represented by Al Mutanabbi. Watch for ABAX author, Steve Mann of Warwick University, presenting on The Coursebook and Beyond. He'll be presenting in Room F224 from 4.30 to 5.15 on Friday, March 8th. Dr. Mann, along with co-author Fiona Copland, has a (very!) soon to be released ABAX teacher's resource of the same name. Airshipped copies of this book will be available at the Al Mutanabbi display.

Whodunit Co-author Adam Gray on Tour in Russia (with Онара)

March 10-18th. 7 days, 5 events! March 10: Moscow, March 12: St. Petersburg, March 13: Ufa, March 15: Nizhnevartovsk, March 16: Tyumen. Adam will be presenting on A Task-Based Approach to Narrow Reading and on Teaching Listening to Low-Level Learners. For more information or to register, contact Janna at Онара (janna@onara.ru) or visit the Онара homepage at www.onara.ru

IATEFL Annual Convention 2012

March 19-23rd at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow. You can find ABAX books with Tony Forrester at the English Language Bookshop display. Look for just-off-the-presses copies of Fiona Copland and Steve Mann's The Coursebook and Beyond.

TESOL 2012

March 29-31 at the Philadeplphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. Find our display next to the English Central exhibit. Communication Spotlight author Alastair Graham-Marr will be presenting on Introducing Strategies for Communicative Competence at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31st in Room 118 A. Please drop by!

ECAP 2012

May 27 at the Yomiuri Bldg. in Tokyo, Japan. Sixth time round. In conjunction with Cambridge University Press, STEP Eiken and the Yomiuri Newspaper. This year's keynote presentations will be by William Snyder of Columbia University Teacher's College on Communicative Language Classes: What can we teach? and by Matsumoto Kahoko (松本 佳穂子) of Tokai University on The Role of Assessment in the Language Classroom. Each keynote is followed by four concurrent workshops that look at different aspects of the talk. The day ends with a five-person panel discussion. This year's theme is I’m an English teacher: what should I know?

JALT 2012

October 12-15 at ACT City in Hamamatsu. The theme is 'Make a Difference.' As ever we look greatly forward to this event. As we get closer to the date, watch this space for more details on ABAX involvement.


October 20-21 at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul. The theme? Perfect Score: Methodologies, Technologies and Communities of Practice. This is the 20th Korea TESOL International Conference. We look forward to being part of it. Watch this space for more information.