964BRITISH COUNCIL SEARCHENGLISH NEWS
- Apr 21, 2004Apologies for cross posting
BRITISH COUNCIL SEARCHENGLISH NEWS
Welcome to the second April edition of the British Council's SearchEnglish
newsletter. In this edition we have news on:
1. TOP STORIES
2. DISCUSSION GROUPS FOR YOUR ELT EVENT
1. TOP STORIES On http://searchenglish.britishcouncil.org
AFRICA ANIMATED! - UNESCO LAUNCHES INITIATIVE FOR CARTOONS PRODUCTION
"Despite efforts by regional broadcasters and the audio-visual community in
Africa, children's programmes in Africa and in particular computer-animated
cartoons are mostly imported from abroad. In order to address this lack of
local content production, UNESCO launched Africa Animated!"
A GOVERNMENT CROSSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE TO PROMOTE ICT FOR ADULT LEARNERS
"Appropriate training and education are important in today's global market.
Many organisations make the mistake of not training their employees
adequately in the utilisation of ICT or in the use of internal information
AN INTRO TO ONLINE TRAINING GAMES
"As members of the Games Generation enter the workforce, trainers must
realise that existing lecture-based training is no longer the only effective
WHAT'S THE BLOGGING POINT?
"Almost every examples I have seen of serious student blogging, took place
because running the weblog was more or less a requirement in the course.
Students that start (and keep) a weblog without "formal requirement" are
quite rare and only a fraction really blog in relation to their learning
goals at all."
OF POEMS, THE CHANGING ROLE OF A TEACHER, AND CHILDREN'S BOOKS...
"Did you know that learning poems can be fun. Or that an Indian school can
get some financial support to start a consumer club, and details are at the
website fcamin.nic.in/ConsumerClub.htm. That nearly 850,000 children in the
US are undergoing home-schooling?"
Read more at: http://searchenglish.britishcouncil.org
These are just some of the articles that have appeared on the site within
the last two days. We also welcome your help in directing us towards useful
articles so if you see something you think others should see then drop us a
line at: search.admin@...
2. DISCUSSION GROUPS FOR YOUR ELT EVENT.
Remember that we can support your ELT event by providing, free of charge,
the use of one of our discussion groups. This can help you add an
international flavour to your event and provide the opportunity for remote
participation. Contact search.admin@... for more information.
We can also offer technical and online training support as well as a range
of training materials and advice on how to make online participation work
Lastly, many thanks to all those who dropped by the British Council stand
for a chat last week at the IATEFL conference in Liverpool. It was good to
meet so many people and so many SearchEnglish users. If you couldn't get to
IATEFL and would like to know what it was all about you can visit the
teaching English blog at
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/iatefl2004/iatefl2004.shtml and read
reports on a wide range of the presentations and workshops.
As ever your feedback and suggestions are welcome at
search.admin@... or just go to
http://searchenglish.britishcouncil.org and click on FEEDBACK
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