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The North West 

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At the North West Academy, you will receive guidance on every aspect of your stay, from accommodation to English class, from work placement to induction.

Receive a personalised service from our staff members to ensure you make the most of your experience!

The NW Academy is accredited by the British Council, Accreditation UK, and ISO 9001 quality assurance scheme, and is an exam centre for Cambridge, IELTS, and Trinity exams. We also offer Secure English Language Test (SELT) preparation courses for students who require these qualifications for VISA purposes.

We are based in a large, modern building, close to the city centre. The building was designed by RIBA Awards 2015 Royal Gold Medal winners O’Donnell + Tuomey and was awarded 2nd place in the 2011 Stirling Prize for Architecture. We are excited to offer a variety of campus-style amenities, such as an onsite café, student lounge, IT area, book-lending facility, and 9 fully equipped, modern classrooms. We also have access to a large hall which can be used for a range of events including theatre and dance performances, concerts and conferences. It can also be used as an assembly point for students, a facility for social activities, and a venue for student inductions and meetings. The building as a whole provides students with a comfortable, welcoming environment in which to study English, relax with friends or simply have a cup of coffee while listening to live Irish music.

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Calendario Anno Scolastico 2023/24

A partire da quest'anno, per la sessione dedicata alla lingua inglese, non organizzeremo più corsi specifici per le classi dell'Academy of Distinction, come fatto negli anni precedenti. Abbiamo deciso che un seminario in lingua inglese rivolto a tutte le classi fornirà preziosi spunti, favorirà connessioni globali e arricchirà l'esperienza accademica complessiva. Ciò faciliterà l'organizzazione degli eventi. La rivista Distinction Insight, dedicata all'Academy of Distinction, rappresenterà un'ottima opportunità per gli studenti di tutte le classi, e consentirà loro di scoprire in anticipo il contenuto del webinar e di conoscere meglio lo speaker.



Gennaio 2024, h.15.00 -1st Webinar from Tokyo, Giappone

Prof. Charlie Browne; 

Zoom Link con registrazione e data: Coming soon


Title: Words for Success, Words for Life: The New General Service List Project




The NGSL Project (New General Service List Project) is an open-source collection of 7 corpus-based lists of essential words for second-language learners of English. Each word list was developed to offer the highest coverage in the world of any word list in that genre, and we also offer a large and growing collection of free online tools for learning, teaching, and using these lists. 


This presentation will briefly introduce the NGSL wordlists and the science behind them, and then discuss and demonstrate some of our online learning tools. Three of the learning principles that have guided the development of learning tools include (1) learning words from authentic contexts, (2) learning through spaced repetition, and (3) gamification. All resources are available from the NGSL Project Website ( including a link to my TEDx talk that introduces the NGSL wordlist.


At the end of the session, there will be time for questions, answers, and discussion as well as for an explanation of the follow-up assignment.


NOTE: After the presentation, each classroom will be invited to try out the NGSL wordlists and online learning tools and to submit a group reaction back to me within a month of my presentation (a short 3-5 minute video will be fine). I will then view your video reactions and respond to each group, also by video. It is hoped that this added level of interaction after my presentation will help you to better understand and utilize these great learning tools and lists!




Dr. Browne is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Meiji Gakuin University as well as Director of the English Department's MA and PhD Program and creator of their EFL teacher-training program. He is an internationally-renowned public speaker having given more than 50 plenary or keynote addresses at academic conferences around the world as well as a TEDx Talk on his main area of research, second language vocabulary acquisition. Dr. Browne is also a US State Department English Language Specialist, helping governments around the world with tailor-made teacher training programs that promote cross-cultural understanding and excellence in teaching. 


In addition to his work in creating many important new corpus-based word lists and a wide range of free online tools to teach, learn, and create texts based on these lists, he has also developed countless free online ER/EL and vocabulary learning sites, tools and apps, working hard to share this knowledge through presentations, seminars and hands-on workshops around the world. 


He is also CEO of Charlie Browne Company (, consulting for online language learning companies, and helping them to develop science-based learning platforms, gamified teaching approaches, and content.

Febbraio 2024, h.15.00 -2nd Webinar from Atene, Grecia

Prof. __________________; 

Zoom Link con registrazione e data: Coming soon

Marzo 2024, h.15.00 -3rd Webinar from Derry, Irlanda del Nord

Prof. __________________; 

Zoom Link con registrazione e data: Coming soon

Aprile 2024, h.15.00 -4th Webinar from Bucarest, Romania

Prof. __________________; 

Zoom Link con registrazione e data: Coming soon

Maggio 2024, h.15.00 -5th Webinar from New York, USA

Prof. __________________; 

Zoom Link con registrazione e data: Coming soon


Anno Scolastico 2022/23

Il Calendario delle Lezioni 


Martedì 17 gennaio 17.00-17.45

Giovedì 16 febbraio 17.00-17.45

Giovedì 16 Marzo 17.00-17.45

Giovedì 27 aprile 15.30-16.30 Webinar by Amolingua

Martedì 18 maggio 17.00-17.45



Martedì 17 gennaio 15.00-15.45

Giovedì 16 febbraio 15.00-15.45

Giovedì 16 Marzo 15.00-15.45

Giovedì 18 maggio 15.30-16.30 Webinar by Amolingua


Chimica e Tecnologia Farmaceutiche

Martedì 17 gennaio 16.00-16.45

Giovedì 16 febbraio 16.00-16.45

Giovedì 16 Marzo 16.00-16.45

Giovedì 18 maggio 15.30-16.30 Webinar by Amolingua


Lunedì 16 gennaio 15.00-15.45

Mercoledì 15 febbraio 15.00-15.45

Mercoledì 15 Marzo 15.00-15.45

Giovedì 18 maggio 15.30-16.30 Webinar by Amolingua


Lunedì 16 gennaio 15.00-15.45

Mercoledì 15 febbraio 15.00-15.45

Mercoledì 15 Marzo 15.00-15.45

Giovedì 18 maggio 15.30-16.30 Webinar by Amolingua

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Where astrophysics and linguistics meet
When you think about the challenge of creating shared meaning, what could be more challenging than trying to work with the cognitive map of an alien from another planet?
At this webinar, we will discuss how to establish successful communication with aliens from other planets and other continents. How we can embrace a variety of worldviews concurrently. And why actually linguistics and astrophysics sometimes go hand in hand.

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