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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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Autumn. And the conference season begins…

Fall. A season of cooling climes, changing leaves and… conferences. Lots and lots of conferences. 

First up for us this conference season is the massive Frankfurt Book Fair, October 10-14, where we are again represented by Tony Forrester of ELB Books. You can find ELB Books in the Educational Publishing Pavilion - Hall 4.2, Stand C1445. Check out our two new teacher's resources: The Coursebook and Beyond: Choosing, Using and Teaching Outside the Text by Fiona Copland and Steve Mann, and Teaching in Pursuit of Wow! by Tim Murphey.

And just a couple days after the opening at Frankfurt, the Japan Association for Language Teaching's (JALT) annual conference gets underway. This time round the conference is in Hamamatsu in Shizuoka prefecture, between Tokyo and Nagoya. It runs from October 12-15. While not quite on the same scale as Frankfurt (nothing is!), JALT is the largest ELT conference in Japan and one of the largest in Asia (and if you're in Japan, a conference well worth attending). We'll being displaying directly here. Find us at Booth 38. We're also have a few presentations at the event:


1. Title: ABC Cards: the Alphabet, Spelling and More

Day and Time: Saturday, October 13th, 11:35 AM - 12:35 PM (60 minutes)

Room: 61 

2. Title: Developing Student Autonomy: Vocabulary Notebooks

Day and Time: Saturday, October 13th, 12:10 PM - 2:10 PM (120 minutes)

Room: 31



1. Title: Fiction in Action

Day and Time: Sunday, October 14th, 9:35 AM - 10:00 AM (25 minutes)

Room: 403

2. Title: The Communicative Classroom: what can be taught?

Day and Time: Sunday, October 14th, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (60 minutes)

Room: 53



Title: Teaching Listening: What can actually be taught?

Time and Day: Monday, October 15th, 10.10-11.10 a.m.

Room: 44


And then, many more conferences to follow. Hope to see you at one of these!




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