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National Conference 2019 for ESOL teachers





We are excited to bring you a fantastic range of workshops for our 2019 conference - many with a practical focus and designed for teachers, managers and volunteers working within the ESOL, EFL, EAP and community language fields in the UK. 

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

  • Including Home Languages in the Shakespeare Classroom, Lisa Peter
  • A closer look at Volunteer Led ESOL in Scotland: sharing good practice, Kristen Fraley
  • 10 grammar noticing activities, Christine Tudor-Jones
  • Maths for ESOL, Aminjit Dehele and Paul Clement
  • The organisation of ESOL - across the UK, Mike Chick and Sam Shepherd
  • Pleasure reading with beginners, Martha Young-Scholten and Pedro Malard Monteiro
  • Writing to boost creativity, Colette Butterworth

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Session B: Friday, 15:15 to 16:15

  • Effective practice in Pre-Entry and Entry Level 1 ESOL, Alex Stevenson and Karen Dudley
  • Working with Trauma in the Refugee Language Classroom, Aleks Palanac
  • Visual grammar sprinkled with storytelling, Joanna Davidson-Hajto
  • The impact of digital tools on teaching and learning in the ESOL classroom, Rachel Turner and Elizabeth Butterworth
  • Preparing for the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework, Dr Philida Schellekens
  • Developing Reading in the ESOL Classroom, Sue Primrose
  • A why to and how to guide to using songs in the English language classroom, Carol Samlal and Chris Walklett
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Session C: Saturday, 10:30 - 11:30

  • Drawing your distance travelled: Getting to know your learners, Kathryn Sidaway
  • ESOL provision in Northern Ireland: A joined up approach, Ligia Parizzi and Arthur McKeown
  • Supporting ESOL learners with literacy needs, Martha Smith
  • ESOL for citizenship teachers: the first arbiters of ESOL policy, Sundus Ameer
  • ESOL + Maths = Fun Learning, Juliana Saili and Olena Vasyutina
  • Literally Speaking, Emily Bryson
  • Helping ESOL learners to become more confident readers, Bridget Smith
  • Pronunciation needs assessment for the multilingual classroom, Amanda Avison
  • Discovering Grammar – for yourself and for your learners , Mary Osmaston
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Session D: Saturday, 11:45 - 12:45

  • Beyond the classroom: Support your students' independent learning, Bridget Smith
  • Engaging the Roma Community, Jo Richardson
  • Keep it Play, Ian Wollington
  • The connected online classroom, Franca Marchese
  • Moving toward objectivity in lesson feedback, Jeanette Barsdell
  • Listening: The Hum and Buzz Classroom, Richard Cauldwell
  • Tense conversations, Nick Bilbrough
  • Helping our students communicate across cultures, Chia Suan Chong
  • Literally Speaking, Emily Bryson
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Session E: Saturday, 13:45 - 14:45

  • Intercultural communicative competence: What does it mean for ESOL?, Ann Cowie
  • Marking your Skills for Life practice writing assessments, Kate Biggins and Rebecca Hughes
  • 10 tactics for making use of learners’ L1 in vocabulary teaching, Julie Moore
  • Combining the old and the new: Using online resources and traditional language learning strategies to support learner autonomy, Luke Hayward
  • It's listening Jim, but not as we know it, Liz Hulford-Wood
  • Watching (and) learning during conversations in an ESOL classroom, Richard Gallen
  • Volunteers – What is their role in ESOL provision in 2019?, Sylvia Ashton and Jenny Rist
  • Attractive displays for learning, Caroline Large
  • Using musical activities to support pronunciation, Anne Margaret Smith
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Session F: Saturday, 16:15 - 17:15

  • Low-literate learners and the internet - what do we want for them and is it what they want?, Jo Dixon
  • Using musical activities to support pronunciation, Anne Margaret Smith
  • Couch to 5 minute Speaking Exam, Suzanne Hauwaert
  • Keeping Learning Fun: A Toolkit of Lively Lesson Activities, Nathan Rogan
  • It's listening Jim, but not as we know it, Liz Hulford-Wood
  • Visual grammar sprinkled with storytelling, Joanna Davidson-Hajto
  • Basic Education in Community Languages – using L1 to develop second language and literacy, Naeema Hann
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