NILE is an institute which provides language training and professional development of the highest quality for those involved in English Language teaching (ELT). NILE offers services in three main areas: courses for teachers and teacher trainers courses for language learners and consultancy services for ELT. NILE is based in Norwich. It has offices and a teaching centre in the centre of the city. It also runs courses in other places. The most significant of these is on the campus of the University of East Anglia where a large proportion of the NILE summer courses take place
Hales Court House is our teaching centre in the centre of Norwich. It is two doors away from our administrative centre in the same street. Hales Court House is a 16th Century building which was restored a couple of years ago. It is very convenient for shops and restaurants and all the other facilities you would expect to find in a British city centre. The building contains a number of different sized classrooms as well as the NILE resource centre. The resource centre is a dedicated EFL library and computer centre stocked with a good range of course books and teacher’s resources which are all available on loan to course participants. NILE’s venue at UEA centres on the Elizabeth Fry Building. This is a recently built training centre with comfortable modern rooms. The campus itself is large and green and provides all the facilities to make the centre self-contained including bars restaurants and computer facilities. The campus is about 20 minutes' bus ride from the city centre.
NORWICH the capital of East Anglia is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in England. It regularly scores highly in the European Community Quality of Life survey. Set in magnificent countryside close to the Norfolk Broads and the sea Norwich has a university two cathedrals a castle art galleries museums cinemas and theatres as well as a lively city centre with a wide range of shops pubs and restaurants. It is not only a city of tradition but also a thriving modern commercial centre. It has an international airport with regular flights to Schiphol (Amsterdam) and good rail and bus links with London.
We aim to ensure that your stay with us does not just focus on the classroom. If you come to us then one of the reasons will be the location. You may not have visited Norwich before and you will be keen to find out what it is like. You will also be in the company of other teachers or language learners on courses similar to yours and this represents a unique opportunity to get to know them and share experiences. The social programme varies with the time of the year but typically on a two-week course you can expect.