NATECLA always welcomes new branch members. To get involved with your local branch, or to find out how to start a new branch in your region, contact the National Centre.
An exciting, new Greater London branch of NATECLA has been established (combining the former North Thames and South Thames branches). NATECLA London provides a forum for ESOL and community language teachers in the London area, with regular professional development and networking events taking place in central London at the moment.
If you teach ESOL or community languages anywhere in or around London, then this is the branch for you!
Do you teach ESOL or community languages anywhere within the East or West Midlands? If the answer is yes then we would like to welcome you to the branch at the heart of the country.
We currently have more than 100 members of whom several are affiliate institutional members. We hold our AGM and training day workshops once a year in May when members can get together and share ideas. We usually have at least two workshops and try to cater for all our members, with their current needs and national developments in mind. In the last two years the training days have been held in Birmingham and Walsall.
Yorkshire and Humberside
If you live in the North East of England and teach or manage ESOL, we would love to hear from you. The Yorkshire and Humberside branch of NATECLA is an active group of ESOL practitioners who coordinate the branch and organise training workshops and social opportunities for members. At our bi-annual events, ESOL teachers gather for training sessions on a range of topics - many old acquaintances are renewed and new friendships made.
Come and join us.
>> Find out more on the Yorkshire and Humberside branch blog
NATECLA North West and North Wales Branch
If you teach ESOL or community languages anywhere from Bangor to Blackburn or Prestatyn to Penrith and all points around, then this is the branch for you.
We currently have 77 members of whom 21 are affiliated institutions. We hold an AGM and training day once a year either just before or just after Easter where members can get together and share ideas. We usually have two workshops each run twice in the day so everyone has a chance to attend both. In recent years the training day has been held in Preston, Blackburn, Liverpool and Stockport.
The NATECLA East of England branch was revived in early 2018 by Rachel Öner. The purpose was to have a NATECLA presence in the East of England again, but also to try and share the good, and diverse, work spread across the our counties.
If you would like to become involved in any way, we would love to hear from you.
>> Visit the NATECLA Eastern blog to find out more
The NATECLA Scotland Branch was revived in early 2016 by Pauline Blake-Johnston and Sue Hain. The purpose was to have a NATECLA presence in Scotland again, but also to try and share the good, and diverse, work spread across the country.
Presently, we are working on spreading the news the branch is to be revived, gathering supporters within Scotland, developing and appointing a working Committee and designing our website, which we hope will become a source of information and ideas to all.
If you would like to become involved in anyway, we would love to hear from you.
>> Visit the NATECLA Scotland website to find out more about this exciting new branch and to get involved.
NATECLA Island of Ireland (Brand new branch for 2020)
The NATECLA IOI (Island of Ireland) Branch aims to offer quality CPD events all over the Island of Ireland offering events in NI in the first year and in the second year expanding to include the rest of the Island working with other ELT, BME, EAL, ESOL, EFL & Literacy organisations. Our aim will be to build bridges across communities, organisations, colleges, schools, volunteer groups and individual teachers and provide them with many workshops, CPD events and an annual conference. Events will be held across the Island so that all regions can benefit from professional development.
The interim leaders of the IOI branch are Arthur McKeown, Tom Le Seelleur and Ligia Parizzi.
Please contact Tom Le Seelleur for information or ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org