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08 April 2011
Bell's land sale to generate future investment and boost local economy

Bell Educational Trust has begun the marketing and sale of the land adjoining its Cambridge campus, situated on Babraham Road on the southern fringes of the city.

   
28 February 2011
Students to enjoy new study and social facilities at Bell

Bell Educational Trust is making a major investment in its flagship centre, Bell International College Cambridge, UK. In 2011 further developments are planned which will maximise existing space and further improve the learning experience of the thousands of students who study at Bell Cambridge each year.

   
24 February 2011
Repatriating Bell teachers from Libya

At the first signs of the recent demonstrations and unrest in Libya, Bell began repatriating its 11 staff members from Libya.

   
Student Immigration 11 February 2011
ELT sector will pay the price for further student visa changes

The introduction of further changes to the UK student visa system would be both premature and damaging to the UK's reputation as a leading international education provider, jeopardising the integrity of the British education product and the international competitiveness of the UK's £28 billion education and training industry. This is the view expressed by the Bell Educational Trust in their response to the latest consultation on the student visa system.

   
Paul Seddon 27 January 2011
Bell gears up for growth with new senior appointment

Bell Educational Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Seddon as Head of Overseas Projects.

   

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Homerton College 03 December 2010
Search for most inspiring teaching stories as new Cambridge English competition launches

Cambridge ESOL and Bell are inviting English language teachers from all over the world to submit inspiring stories for the chance to win a place on a professional development course at Bell Teacher Campus in Cambridge, taking place in August 2011.

   
Jim Scrivener receiving his award from Prince Philip 27 October 2010
Recognition for leading ELT author at English Speaking Union Awards 2010

Macmillan Education and Bell Educational Trust are delighted to announce that author, Jim Scrivener, has received the ‘Best Entry for Teachers’ at The English Speaking Union Awards (ESU) 2010 for his new book, Teaching English Grammar.

   
Demand for CLIL reaches new heights at Bell Teacher Campus 12 October 2010
Demand for CLIL reaches new heights at Bell Teacher Campus

2010 has proved to be a bumper year for Bell Teacher Campus; it's seen a record number of participants enrolling on teacher development courses, together with an increased demand for CLIL which has officially reached new heights.

   
Nik Peachey becomes part of the Bell Teacher Training team 20 September 2010
Nik Peachey becomes part of the Bell Teacher Training team

The Bell Educational Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Nik Peachey as an Associate Teacher Trainer.

   
Five international English teachers win competition to study in Cambridge 27 August 2010
Five international English teachers win competition to study in Cambridge

Five English teachers from around the world have won a prestigious competition to study in Cambridge this summer in recognition of raising the standard of English amongst young learners at their schools.

   
Greg Watson – new Chief Executive appointment for The Bell Educational Trust 10 August 2010
New CEO takes the reins at Bell

Following the announcement of his appointment earlier this year, Greg Watson has this week taken up his new role as Chief Executive of the Bell Educational Trust.

   
Bell Teacher Campus set for second year of excellence 26 July 2010
Bell Teacher Campus set for second year of excellence

This summer, over 760 teachers from more than 45 countries will study a variety of professional teacher development courses at Bell Teacher Campus Cambridge, based at Homerton College, part of Cambridge University.

   
Bell Quality Awards 21 June 2010
Recognising quality and innovation: Winners of fourth Bell Quality Awards revealed

The Bell Educational Trust has announced the winners of its fourth Annual Quality Awards which celebrate quality and innovation across the worldwide teaching network.

   
World Cup 11 June 2010
Bell celebrates international student community through World Cup campaign

Amidst growing excitement on a global scale, the Bell Educational Trust launches their World Cup web campaign on 11 June, celebrating the diverse nationality mix of their students through World Cup interviews and football-related language activities.

   
Supporting UNICEF 04 June 2010
Supporting UNICEF to bring better education to children around the world

The Bell Educational Trust?s three marketers, Will Kinsman, Blair Byfield and Ian Megginson, will be taking to their bikes on the 02 July to raise money for UNICEF, an organisation focusing on children and child rights, with a presence in more than 190 countries and territories.

   
Bell Ponzan 28 May 2010
Bell launches first international kindergarten in Poznan, Poland

Bell Poznan in Poland is launching a new kindergarten this September, which is set to lead the way in redefining nursery education for children aged between 2 and 5 years old.

   
Photograph of UK university student graduate 10 May 2010
University Foundation Programme prospers in face of increasing academic competition

With a reported rise of over 28% in the number of international students applying for places at UK universities, growing academic competition among applicants has resulted in four times as many students enrolling on University Foundation Programmes.

   
Greg Watson ? new Chief Executive appointment for The Bell Educational Trust 30 March 2010
New Chief Executive appointment for Bell

The Bell Educational Trust has today announced the appointment of Greg Watson as its new Chief Executive.

   
15 March 2010
The true costs of new visa rules

Stringent changes to the UK visa system could weaken the international competitiveness of the UK’s £28 billion training and education industry.

   
19 February 2010
Scholarship opportunities for international students

The Bell Educational Trust has announced the launch of the Frank Bell Scholarship for international students aged 12-17 seeking to build a successful career in the British education system.

   
18 February 2010
English teachers win professional development courses

Teachers of English from five different countries have won places to study on Bell Teacher Campus Cambridge this summer.

   
22 January 2010
New interim Chief Executive for Bell

Bell Educational Trust has today announced the appointment of Sam Younger CBE as interim Chief Executive.

   
14 December 2009
Youngsters impress at Macao English speech contest

Last month MPI-Bell hosted the final of the 8th Macao-wide English speech contest. Over 300 contestants, from primary school students to adults, battled to reach the final of the competition, which offers prizes worth up to £1200.

   
08 December 2009
Changing lives together ? Bell and its partners show support for learning projects

With the support of over 200 agent partners around the world, Bell has helped to change the lives of underprivileged children in Guatemala and students in rural China.Bell introduced the ‘Changing Lives Together’ initiative at ICEF Berlin, an event which brings together educators and agents from around the world.

   
04 December 2009
Innovative Teacher Training course shortlisted for British Council award
Bell Online Delta has been shortlisted in the UK Innovation category for the British Council’s prestigious 2010 ELTons Awards. The ELTons, the only awards ceremony of its type, is designed to recognise and ‘reward the wealth of innovative new English language teaching (ELT) resources that help English language learners and teachers achieve their goals'.
   
03 December 2009
ELT industry protests possible visa changes
Concern is mounting in the English language training (ELT) industry about possible changes to the Points Based (PBS) visa system. English UK, the national association of English language schools, is working with accredited training providers like Bell Educational Trust, to lobby against the changes.
   
15 October 2009
Bell Online Delta courses - creating a community for distance learners
When Bell launched their online Delta course in 2008 they were determined to create dynamic tutor and class interaction. Jim Scrivener talks about creating an active and open community for distance learners.
   
14 October 2009
Teachers develop their careers – with a little help from their friends
This summer Bell surveyed over 700 teachers taking professional development courses on the Bell Teacher Campus Cambridge. The results were a reminder of the power of personal recommendations.
   
12 October 2009
A new role for the CEO
The Bell Educational Trust has today announced the departure of Chief Executive David Pottinger, who will be leaving the organisation in early 2010 to take up a new position with Obeikan Research and Development (ORD), one of Bell’s key strategic partners in the Middle East.
   
18 August 2009
Revealed: winners of the Bell Quality Awards 2009!
The Bell Educational Trust has today announced the winners of the 3rd Annual Bell Quality Awards at an awards ceremony, hosted by Ron White, Chair of the Bell Academic Board.
   
24 July 2009
The H1N1 virus - Staying safe during your studies with Bell.
General information about the procedures in place in our centres. Information in this document is based on Bell’s latest understanding and interpretation of available advice.
   

02 July 2009
Bahraini workforce to benefit from English language training
Bell’s newest centre, Bell Bahrain, has been approved as a training centre to deliver English language training to Bahraini employees as part of the Bahraini Government’s Career Progression Programme.

   

18 May 2009
New study facilities at Bell Bedgebury Language Centre
Students and staff at Bell Bedgebury Language Centre are now enjoying new teaching, learning and social facilities in the newly refurbished Frank Bell Centre (formerly Bedgebury Junior School).

   

15 May 2009
Senior management team strengthened
Mike Foster has joined the Bell Educational Trust as Commercial Director. He will be responsible for developing our language and education provision outside the UK.

   

08 May 2009
Renowned ELT expert to head up Bell Teacher Campus
George Pickering, well known within the field of ELT management as an educational coach, trainer and consultant, has been appointed as Director of Bell Teacher Campus.

   

23 April 2009
Bell young learners become film stars
Meet Matthieu, Alexis and Mael, three students from France, and find out about their study experience on an English language and activity programme at Bell Bedgebury International School in the UK.

   

12 March 2009
'Learn English by Cooking' programme shortlisted for British Council award
‘Learn English by Cooking' , an English language programme developed by Bell Poznan, Poland was shortlisted for a British Council annual 'ELTon' award in the international category.

   

06 March 2009
Governor and Academic Board appointments bring new experience to Bell
The Board of the Bell Educational Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of three new Governors and two new Academic Board members

 

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