January 19, 2016

Donation of materials by Tony Wright

Tony Wright has donated the following material:


1. Compendium Vols 1-3 ( A series of 'handbooks' produced by the MoE in Malaysia for English teachers) Dated 1989 [An interesting insight into the approach taken to prof development there at that time]

2. Teachers' Resource Centres (a handbook on setting up and running TRCs prepared by the Commonwealth Institute.) Dated 1984

3. Use of English Course for West African Students. Helen Parry 1979 Macmillan


Thanks Tony!


July 08, 2015

Two recent news items

July 2015 A number of ELT Archive items have been republished on the British Council's Milestones in ELTpage. Here are some notes on the history of the British Council’s involvement with ELTwhich provide context for these items.

TEFLology interview with Richard Smith on History of ELT (June 2015)


December 15, 2014

'UCL, IoE, and Early ELT'

Writing about web page http://eltroots.pen.io/

My blog post on 'UCL, IoE, and Early ELT' - on the occasion of the merger of UCL and the London Institute of Education (2nd December 2014)


January 04, 2014

New article by Richard Smith about 'why history' (in/of ELT)?

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/staff/teaching/smith/smith_r/harold_e__palmer_irlt_and_historical_sense_in_elt.pdf

(2013) 'Harold E. Palmer, IRLT and "historical sense" in ELT’, by Richard Smith. IRLT Journal12 (Journal of the Institute for Research in Language Teaching, Tokyo: Special issue to celebrate the Institute's 90th anniversary).Pre-publication version.


December 18, 2013

new catalogue (3rd edition) published!

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/research/collect/elt_archive/catalogue

The work for this was done in 2010-11 but it's taken some time to get down to putting it all together - our new catalogue - in three parts! All made possible due to a British Council grant in 2010-11 for which we're very grateful. Plus lots of hard work by Sheila Verrier in the Resources Room on free mornings. Thanks Sheila and the BC!


September 18, 2013

Donation by Hywel Coleman

In all, we've received the following issues of the IATEFL newsletter from Hywel Coleman, as a result of our appeal for missing issues via IATEFL's e-bulletin:

35-36 (2 issues)

38-39 (2 issues)

45-86 (42 issues).

This fills a big hole in our / IATEFL's own existing collection - thank you very much Hywel!


September 16, 2013

Donation of project evaluations by Rosalyn Hurst

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/research/collect/elt_archive/research_projects/elt_projects/bibliography/

Many thanks to Rosalyn Hurst, who drove up last Friday from Sussex with some valuable items for the Archive including project evaluation reports and other hard-to-obtain items. There will be some very useful additions to our archive of UK-funded project reports. See: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/research/collect/elt_archive/research_projects/elt_projects/bibliography/


September 10, 2013

IATEFL newsletters recovered

The Charles Forbes collection (as yet uncatalogued) has revealed IATEFL newsletters 1-40, except for 32. And Hywel Coleman has just sent us issues 55-64 from Indonesia. So we're well on the way to being able to reconstruct the early history of IATEFL from sources in the ELT Archive!


September 04, 2013

back issues of Modern English Teacher donated by Heather Kempson

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/research/collect/elt_archive/catalogue/

Thanks very much to Heather Kempson, who has sent us a run of Modern English Teacher that we were missing (from 4/1 to 12/4.

We're still looking for a copy of the very first issue, published in 1973, in case anyone has one! See here for a list of journal volumes and issues we are seeking for the collection: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/research/collect/elt_archive/catalogue/


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