Winter Training Day 2023

Our 7th annual professional training day will be held online on the 29th December 2023.

Please join us for an exciting day of of training.

This is a free event for LATE’s members.

More information coming soon.

Teaching Excellence Award

Thanks to the University of Latvia Faculty of Pedagogy, Psychology and Arts, on the 8th November 2023, the “Excellence Award” event for the English Language teachers was organised for the first time in history.

A total of 104 recommendations were received and 64 English language teachers from all over Latvia were nominated for the Excellence Award by students, graduates, parents and colleagues.

23 of the nominees and all the five finalists are LATE members. The Latvian Association of Teachers of English expresses gratitude to all LATE teachers who do their work responsibly and conscientiously. More here.

British Culture and Teaching Roadshow

LATE ran a British Council supported project during the autumn school holidays in Latgale this year.

We delivered a one-day training event in four key locations in Latgale from 24th to 27th October:

  • in Daugavpils on the 24th of October 2023
  • in Rezekne on the 25th of October 2023
  • in Ludza on the 26th of October 2023
  • and in Balvi on the 27th of October 2023

For more information please visit the project page here.


The Latvian Association of Teachers of English (LATE) in cooperation with the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) invited active teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers and language test developers to participate in the teacher professional development course “Literature and creative texts: how to practise and test literature in line with the CEFR and its Companion Volume”

You can read more about this project on this page.

HMC Update

Unfortunately HMC Projects is no longer operating in Latvia. We appreciate the opportunity we have had to send scholars to public schools in the UK.

Annual Conference 2023

We are delighted to inform you that LATE’s Annual Conference 2023 “Empowerment through Teaching and Learning” will be held on 24th-25th August at Riga State Classical Gymnasium, 38 Purvciema Street, Riga.

Conference Registration is now over.

Full conference information is on our Conference page.

LATE Teacher Experience Exchange 2023

We are glad to announce that the LATE Teacher Experience Exchange 2023 event will take place online on Saturday, 28th January from 9:00 – 10:15. LATE would like to say thank you to the teachers who agreed to share their experience and worked out materials. Click here for the programme.

This is a free event for LATE members and if you wish to attend the event please sign up by the 26th January here:

The Zoom link for the event will be sent to your provided e-mail 1-2 days before the event.

If you do not hold a current LATE membership, register for the event and pay 25 Eur (non-refundable) by 26th January to join LATE and you will be able to attend the LATE online Teacher Experience Exchange Event and take the advantage of the benefits of being a member of a professional community, receiving the most up-dated information and the chance to participate at the professional events and projects for EFL teachers and students for free or at a discount fee.

Your membership will be confirmed in a few days’ time after the payment has been received and will be valid until August 2023.

Latvijas Angļu valodas skolotāju asociācija
Reģ.Nr.: 40008001377
Norēķinu rekvizīti:  AS Swedbanka
Konts: LV86HABA000140J051530
Maksājuma mērķis: €25 – LATE Membership

Winter Training Day 2023

30 Years Together: Looking Forwards – Professional Perspectives.

Our sixth annual Winter Training Day was held on Wednesday the 4th January 2023.

Teachers who participated in all the sessions received a Teacher Professional Development course certificate for 8 hours.

This was a free online event for LATE teachers. You can see the programme here.

LATE/Pearson Reading Circle

We would like to offer you the chance to participate in the LATE/Pearson project “Reading Circle” that was advertised during the LATE Conference.

Successful applicants will be able to read:
A)    Grades 3 and 4 (Young Learners Reading Circle) – 6 books;
B)    Grades 6, 7 and 8  – 8 books;
C)    Grades 10 and 11 – 4 books during the school year 2022./2023.

The teacher will receive a set of 16 books to read together with the students. It is teacher’s responsibility to send the whole set of books to the next school on time and if a book is lost or damaged, it is the teacher’s responsibility to replace it.

If you wish to participate in the project, please fill in this application form by 7th September:

You will receive the notification if your application has been successful by the 10th September. Successful candidates will be asked to attend a Zoom meeting before the start of the project.