Useful Links

English and Media Centre for courses, conferences and publications

English Association for conferences and publications

United Kingdom Literacy Association for conferences and publications

London Association for the Teaching of English for conferences

LATE was started in the 1940s. NATE grew out of LATE in the 1960s, when LATE became a London branch of the National association. Together, united by common values and goals over 55 years, they have been committed to developing Teaching and Learning in English. As of this summer, LATE has become an independent organisation. The separate identities can be summarized as follows:

NATE is a national registered charity with international links. It represents English in the primary, secondary and higher education sectors and publishes two magazines and a research journal three times a year, and a Newsletter and a classroom resource/stimulus monthly. It provides CPD, conferences and TeachMeets in all UK regions including London. It is managed according to legally-accountable Articles of Association, with elected Trustees and Management and a full time salaried Director. As a professional Subject Association, NATE provides views on the English curriculum and its assessment to agencies such as DfE, OFQUAL and OFSTED.

LATE is an independent organisation managed by volunteers and providing conferences and CPD in London. Whilst LATE will seek to have a productive relationship with the national association, as of 1st June 2018 there will be no formal, organisational or financial links between the two bodies.

Teachers are free to become subscribing members of the National Association and informal members of the London Association. There are benefits of being members of both, especially if you teach in London.

The British Library for events, displays and on-line resource

The Ideas Foundation for videos & resources on advertising

Englicious for English language resources English

Everything English for consultancy, CPD

Studyingfiction Sheffield Hallam blog for cognitive linguistics and narrative theory applied to classroom practice

Literary connections blog for ICT, English teaching and A level English