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* The Association for Language Learning is running the following courses for teachers: "Call for Italian teaching", Coventry University, October 23, Italian Cultural Institute, Belgrave Square, London SW1, November 6, free to members; an introduction to information and communications technology for Japanese teaching, Walsall, November 17, pound;50; Arabic Day in association with Arabica, December 4, venue to be confirmed. Details: Sharon Curry, ALL, 150 Railway Terrace, Rugby CV21 3HN, tel: 01788 546443; e-mail: SharonC@languagelearn.co.uk

* The Centre for Information on Language Teaching is running a course, "Setting standards for leadership". It comprises six sessions, starting October 13 and ending June 17, at CILT outside school hours. Fee: pound;155, pound;140 members. Other events include: "Effective strategies for challenging able pupils at key stage 4" at the North East Comenius Centre, Sunderland, November 5, and the Crossmead Conference Centre, Exeter, November 19, fee pound;100, pound;90 members; and the primary languages show (conference and exhibition), March 31-April 1. Details: CILT, 20 Bedfordbury, London WC2N 4LB tel: 0171 379 5101 ext 2312;e-mail: confs.direct@cilt.org.uk

* The Goethe-Institut and CILT are running a residential course in Berlin from February 14-25. "Arbeitsplatz Deutschland: working with German". If an application for funding under Lingua Action B is successful, the course, including air travel, accommodation and subsistence, will cost pound;175. Details: CILT as above or fax 01711 379 5082.

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