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Choose workshops: National Conference 2016


We are excited to bring you a fantastic range of workshops for our 2016 conference - all with a practical focus and designed for teachers, managers and volunteers working within the ESOL, EFL, EAP and community language fields in the UK. 

Please make your selections for workshops when you book your delegate pass for the conference. For those who have already booked, email info@natecla.org.uk with your workshop preferences for each session. 

View the workshop options: 

Session A: Friday, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Mindfulness and the ESOL student (and teacher), Rachael Roberts
  • Exploring the Use of Narrative Storytelling and Personal Anecdotes in Language and Literacy skills development, Sarah Telfer
  • Enhancing learning through technology, Diana Tremayne
  • "You must practice your English!" Creating conditions for students to practice their language outside of class, Nafisah Graham-Brown and Yvonne Bizayi
  • Offender Learning, The Bell Foundation **cancelled**
  • Spelling Myths and Enchantments, Johanna Stirling
  • Sharing ideas to both stretch and challenge our learners, Ben Beaumont **cancelled**

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Session B: Saturday, 10:45 - 12:15

  • Performing memorization in class, Hugh Dellar
  • Bridging the Gap Between ESOL and Functional Skills, Katy Bagust-Jones and Tammela Platt
  • Fertile conversations: making the most of classroom talk. Richard Gallen
  • Combining ESOL and Vocational LearningLorraine Dixon
  • Designing materials for niche ESOL contextsRos Wright
  • Are two heads better than one? (What am I learning from team-teaching?), Anastasia Novoselova and Tafadzwa Chatukuta **cancelled**
  • Preparing for IELTS Life Skills, Vincent Smidowicz **cancelled**
  • Working with authentic listening materialsIan Badger


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Session C: Saturday, 13:15 - 14:45

  • Understanding the Secure English Language Test (SELT), Phil Bond **cancelled**
  • Teaching spelling in pre/entry level classes, Christine Tudor Jones 
  • Images and critical thinking, Jamie Keddie
  • Beyond the classroom: Englishing in a super-diverse community, Katherine Swinney
  • Esol 'Appy, Viorica Lucuta and Jhon Benavides Navarro
  • Dogme approach for ESOL adults, Laura Iacsa and Vidjea Gaikwad
  • Draft ESOL Strategy - have your say, Jenny Roden, Alex Stevenson
  • Bringing the Outside In, Sam Shepherd


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Session D: Saturday, 16:15 - 17:45

  • Using participatory photography in ESOL & Literacy classes, Pauline Moon
  • ESOL Voices Online: Engaging in online CPD, Cathy Clarkson
  • Making projects work for teenage ESOL learners, Phil Bird
  • Making them British-ESOL teachers' perspective, Sundus Ameer
  • Designing digital resources and online tasks - where do I start?, Kathryn Aldridge-Morris
  • Memory strategies for language learners, Anne Margaret Smith
  • First Language Interference: who, what, when and how can we help overcome it?, Jenny Stacey
  • Teaching the whole person, Jack Scholes

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