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NATECLA Training has development partnerships with the following experienced English Language teacher trainers, all of whom come highly-rated from previous NATECLA conferences and training events:


About Judy Kirsh

Judith Kirsh Basic literacy ESOLJudy has nearly 30 years experience in the field of English Language Teaching as a teacher, teacher-trainer, external examiner, consultant and materials-writer. Recently, she has been working with Learning Unlimited on various EIF projects, having previously worked at LLU+ on a range of projects and courses including the development of the Citizenship materials for ESOL learners, ESOL subject specialist modules, combined and blended learning ESOL/Literacy DTELLS and the highly-acclaimed ‘Teaching Basic Literacy to ESOL learners’ course, to name but a few.  Judy developed CPD modules for the British Council ESOL Nexus project and has also worked as a CELTA trainer. She is currently a trustee and former co-chair of NATECLA.

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About Christine Tudor-Jones

Christine Tudor-JonesChristine has been teaching for 25 years, twenty of which have been in the field of English language teaching.  She has worked largely in FE in the Midlands as an ESOL teacher, CELTA trainer and external examiner, and Advanced Practitioner.   She has led CPD workshops for NATECLA’s national and branch conferences for many years.  Her workshops are primarily practical and have focused on topics such as differentiation, giving feedback and teaching spelling.  She is currently chair of the Midlands branch of NATECLA. 

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About Mary Osmaston

Mary Osmaston UCLANMary Osmaston is an experienced ESOL teacher, teacher trainer and manager. She works in teacher education at the University of Central Lancashire, on both the generic and the subject specialist (level 5) training programmes, and she is an external assessor for CELTA courses.   She has led professional development workshops for ESOL teachers and teacher trainers for many years, focusing on practical teaching and learning as well as teachers’ knowledge about language and language learning.

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About Rachel Öner

Rachel has thirty years of experience in training and the teaching of English. Specialising in ESOL, EFL and languages, she has worked in many settings including private language schools, Work-based Learning, Adult Community Learning and Offender Learning. Rachel specialises teacher training, in creating bespoke and contextualised CPD courses and has a keen interest in online teaching.

Rachel is a qualified teacher with QTLS, has a CELTA and a modern language degree. She has worked on a number of national projects and a writer/trainer for the ETF and Awarding Organisations. Rachel is currently Chair of the East of England Branch of NATECLA.


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