Great news: Policy to ink new chapter in reading in the UAE

In Abu Dhabi on Tuesday 3rd May the United Arab Emirates announced a ten-year National Policy for Reading backed by a Dh100 million fund to encourage the habit of reading among a range of age groups. This is a fantastic government endorsement of the enormous value of reading, in a part of the world where, as research has shown, reading is not a traditional pastime. A comment made on this article states how important reading is for the preservation of the mother tongue, as well as for learning languages such as English. To read the article click on:
UAE government reading policy

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LLL 2015 Awards presentation at IATEFL 2016

Click on the link to feel part of the ceremony and see a great presentation by Lindsay Clandfield, who is  a leading EFL author, and a longstanding writer for onestopenglish. He’s been very clever in introducing a slightly cynical view of the future of ELT literature into his announcement of the winners.

http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2016/session/extensive-reading-foundation-reception-and-awards-ceremony

There are also links to interviews with two of the winning authors.

http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2016/interview/interview-margaret-johnson

http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2016/interview/interview-janet-hardy-gould

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