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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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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 we will send you more information soon.

Conference: Language Acquisition: Problems and Perspective

On May 11, 2018, an international scientific conference "Language Acquisition: Problems and Perspective" will be held for the 15th time at the University of Liepaja. Language teachers - scientists and practitioners - are invited to participate and discuss various themes connected with language acquisition. For more information see the conference homepage

Spelling Bee

There will be a Spelling Bee on the 26th April for 9th to 11th class school students at Riga's Classical Gymnasium at 11 am.

For information click here.

For the competition rules click here.

For the Word List click here.

For more information click here.

Spelling Bee Sponsers
Fulbright T.E.A.

The US Embassy announces application for Fulbright T.E.A. (Teaching Excellence and Achievement) for Teachers.

The TEA program will provide teachers with the opportunity to take part in a 6-week training course in the United States in the spring or autumn of 2019. During the program teachers will improve their teaching skills, learn the latest skills in teaching and classroom work, develop management skills and become familiar with the use of the latest technologies in pedagogical work, as well as share experience with colleagues from other countries. These courses include 40-hour practice at US schools and visiting various US cities.

The TEA program is called upon to apply for high school full-time teachers with at least five years of experience teaching English as a foreign language, community education, mathematics as well as non-formal science, including special education teachers in these subject.

Application deadline April 16, 2018.

Application forms and more information about the program are available at

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

Free on-line course in 'Dyslexia and language teaching'

16th of April - 13th of May 2018

By Lancaster University in cooperation with FutureLearn

Four weeks entirely online. It is aimed at English language teachers, teachers of modern foreign languages, teacher trainers, educators and trainee teachers who are interested in how they can accommodate and cater for the needs of students with dyslexia in foreign/second language classrooms. In this course, which is based on the award-winning materials of the Dystefl project you can find out about the nature of dyslexia and how it affects the learning of additional languages. You can explore a variety of useful techniques, including recent computer-assisted tools that you can take into the classroom to help students with dyslexia in acquiring another language. Lead educators Dr. Judit Kormos, Dr. Anne Margaret Smith and Dr. Bimali Indrarathne give practical guidance and advice on enhancing the phonological awareness, vocabulary knowledge and reading skills of dyslexic language learners. The materials and tasks in the course can be applied for various age groups of dyslexic students and for a variety of language learning contexts including the teaching of English as a foreign/second language and the teaching of modern foreign languages.

Enrolment is now open:

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.

Click here to join LATE.

Bank Details

Kurbada iela 2

Riga LV-1009, Latvija

Reg. Nr.40008001377

Konta Nr. LV86HABA000140J051530

AS Swedbank kods HABA LV22

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