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Our specially selected NATECLA trainers offer in-house sessions in a range of areas. In addition, bespoke training can be developed upon request. Please contact the NATECLA team for more information

Amanda Avison pronunciation trainerWith Amanda Avison

  • Myth buster: “Pronunciation is too difficult for beginners”
  • Myth buster: “Intonation is difficult to teach” 
  • Myth buster: “I don’t know where to begin”
  • Myth buster: “I need to change my accent so it matches the book.”
  • Myth buster: “It’s too late to change your pronunciation”
  • Pronunciation Pick and Mix 
  • Pronunciation needs analysis for the multi-lingual classroom 
  • Teaching English Pronunciation to speakers of Spanish
>> Find out more about these workshops.


Christine Tudor JonesWith Christine Tudor-Jones

  • Differentiation: stretching and supporting learners without over-stretching teachers
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Helping your students to become more independent learners

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With Jenny Roden

  • Jenny RodenUsing drama and roleplay in the ESOL classroom
  • Embedding language and literacy into vocational courses
  • Employability skills for low level learners
  • Use of mother tongue in creative writing
  • Using authentic materials
  • Writing your own materials.
  • Language awareness for front-line staff
  • Language awareness for vocational tutors
  • Teaching Basic Literacy skills.
  • Designing a vocational ESOL course.
  • Using learners as a resource.
  • Promoting interaction in the ESOL classroom.
In addition, Jenny can work with you to produce a bespoke training session to meet your own requirements.


Judy KirshWith Judy Kirsh

  • Literacy for ESOL teachers 
  • Teaching pronunciation
  • ESOL and Maths
  • Language and Literacy awareness training for front-line staff
  • Teaching unplugged – dogme and ESOL
  • Task-based learning
  • Developing speaking and listening skills
  • Developing reading skills
  • Developing writing skills – moving learners on from E1
  • Differentiation in the ESOL classroom
  • ESOL for work
  • Language teaching methodology and approaches
  • ESOL volunteer training
  • Embedding training: how to embed language, literacy and/or numeracy into vocational sessions
>> Find out more about these workshops. 

Kathryn Aldridge-MorrisWith Kathryn Aldridge-Morris

  • Introduction to ESOL: understanding the needs of ESOL learners
  • Designing digital resources and online tasks – where do I start?
  • Designing tasks for ESOL in galleries and museums 
  • Active listening skills for teachers
  • Happiness and well-being  in the ESOL  classroom
  • Embedding ESOL in mainstream courses
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Mary OsmastonWith Mary Osmaston

  • English spelling is not crazy!  
  • Basic literacy for ESOL learners (reading, writing or both) 
  • Teaching grammar – inductive methods
  • Teaching pronunciation 
  • Improve your students’ writing at E3-L1
  • Listening and speaking
  • Latest resources for ESOL
  • Grammar for literacy teachers
>> Find out more about these workshops. 

Rachael RobertsWith Rachael Roberts

  • Thinking on your feet or put on the spot?
  • Listen up and take notice: using authentic listening resources productively
  • What's your story?: Helping learners to express themselves through narrative
  • All the world's a stage: Making Shakespeare relevant to ELT and ESOL students
  • Making in-class writing fun
  • Unlocking IELTS: A key to the exam for new IELTS students
  • A step in the 'Write' direction: Developing lower level IELTS' students' writing
  • 11-14 minutes of hell? Preparing your students to survive in the IELTS speaking exam
  • The joy of drilling
  • The portals of discovery: Why feedback isn't just a teaching technique
  • Of course: Using a coursebook and engaging with emergent language
  • More than just a worksheet: How to write effective classroom materials
  • Teaching the students, not just teaching the lesson
  • Good practice in developing ESOL resources
  • Teaching listening skills
  • Making the most of the mother tongue
  • Talk is work in the ESOL classroom
  • Approaches to teaching grammar
>> Find out more about these workshops.