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LATE is the professional association for English language teachers working in Latvia.

Membership only costs 25 Euros per year; 20 Euros for renewing members.

LATE is open to all teachers.

You can read more about LATE, what it does and how to join at the bottom of this page.

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Announcements
British Council Summer School

The British Council in Latvia and LATE are organizing a residential summer school "Coping with Competences" for English teachers, which will take place from 15 - 18 August at Priekuli Technical School

Chris Thorn from the UK and local lecturers will share their expertise and work with you to develop ideas and resources for you to use in your classrooms.

Please register for this exciting event here.

Participants will need to pay an Administrative Fee of 20 Euros. All accommodation, food and transport costs will be covered.

Successful applicants will be sent payment details for the Admin Fee.

The deadline for registering is the 15th July.

Annual Conference 2018

LATE's Annual Conference will be held on the 23rd and 24th August 2018 at Riga State Gymnasium No 1, Raina Bulvaris 8.

The Conference Title is: Educating Today's Learners for the 21st Century World: Competence-based Teaching and Learning.

Mark the date in your diary and you find more information about it on the Conference page.

Article

James Egerton, our webinar and seminar presenter this year, published an article in IATEFL Voices (March-April 2018) entitled 'Inculcating a Growth Mindset' and kindly agreed to share it with us.

The text of the article can be found here.

Accompanying videos and PDF copies of the materials for each stage can be found on this blog post.

International Federation of Language Teacher Associations

Nordic-Baltic Region Newsletter 1 2018

The FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region (NBR) Conference 2018

Teaching and Learning Languages in the 21st Century: Linguistic, Educational and Cultural Aspects

Click here for more information.

Language Teacher Training and Development of Language Teachers Competencies

Language Teaching and Learning†for New Generation Students

Teaching and Learning Less Widely Taught Languages

Multilingualism and Intercultural Communication

Linguistic Research

Media Literacy Video Competition

The US Embassy in Latvia announces its annual video competition for high school students with a major prize for a four-week trip through the United States. This year's theme is "Media Literacy". We are waiting for young people in English about how they think about using media nowadays, how to think about who to believe, what not to, how to keep up with the topical issues of Latvia and the world, why it is so important, and so on. Videos should be submitted by February 22, 2018. There is more information about the competition in the attached poster.

Study of the United States Institutes

Study of the United States Institutes are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty, other scholars, and secondary educators (classroom teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, ministry of educations officials, etc.) the opportunity to deepen their understanding of American society, culture, and institutions. The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.

The institutes will take place at various colleges and universities throughout the United States over the course of 5-6 weeks beginning in May/June 2018.

More information here [a Word document].

FLEX 2018-2019 Latvia

More information here about this exciting opportunity from the US Embassy.
Annual Conference 2017

The Annual Conference 'LATE 25' celebrated 25 years of LATE in Riga on August 17-18th at the Education and Information Centre of Riga City (RIIMC), Kaņiera iela 15, Riga.

See the Conference page for a conference report.

About LATE

LATE has been representing teachers of English in Latvia since it was founded in 1992.

LATE is an Associate Member of IATEFL.

Membership Fees

New members: 25 Euros

Renewing members: 20 Euros

What LATE does

Late organises an Annual Conference in August in Riga and takes part in special projects.

Revised Association Statues

Membership Benefits

As a member of LATE you can attend the Annual Conference at a reduced rate and take part in LATE projects, training events and special promotions.

In the 2017/18 academic year we had two webinars and a training day in January for members: see here for more details.

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