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NATECLA Scotland: Annual Conference 2020

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NATECLA Scotland forthcoming conference provides an opportunity for ESOL practitioners from across the country to engage in a packed and exciting programme of quality, stimulating teacher training workshops and to meet with like-minded professionals. 


DATE: Saturday 7 November 2020
TIME: 09:45 - 15:00 
TICKET PRICES: £20 (NATECLA members), £40 (non-members), £10 (volunteers and unwaged people)


All ESOL practitioners - from managers and researchers to teachers and trainees - are invited to join us for our online conference. 



09:45 - 10:00 Welcome, Housekeeping and Zoom Help
10:00 - 10:45 Keynote Speaker 
10:45 - 11:00 Break
 - 11:45 Session 1 (select from workshop A or B) 

11:45 - 12:00 Break

12:00 - 12.45 Session 2 (select from workshop C or D)

12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Session 3 (select from workshop E or F)
14:15 - 14:30 Break
14:30 - 15:00 Open Forum – chaired by Pauline Blake-Johnston and including all our presenters
15:00 Feedback and Goodbye


 Keynote speaker - Jo Gakonga - Adjusting to the new normal 
Over the past months, many of us have morphed into online teachers we never thought we would be. In this interactive plenary, we’ll consider how we can continue to reflect and develop our practice in this new space.


Workshop session titles

Option A: Amanda Avison (Dundee and Angus College) - Plays: Planning, Participation and Pronunciation

Have you ever considered getting your students to write and perform their own plays? This workshop is based on my experience with an elementary class. Participants will leave with ideas about how to tackle plays with students and links to free resources which can be adapted to use with different groups.

Option B: Clare Fulton (One World Centre) - British Council Connecting Classrooms Programme as a Motivating Context for ESOL Learners

The British Council Connecting Classrooms Programme is a motivating context for ESOL learners as it focusses on the things which connect and matter to us all through the exploration of the Sustainable Development Goals.  https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

Option C: Joy Vee

Option D: Jeanette Miller

Option E: Edinburgh Resettlement team

Option F: Joy Jarvis - Glasgow ESOL Forum




Or email info@natecla.org.uk if you wish to pay over the phone and we will contact you during normal office hours.

Request further information
  • Date(s): 07 November 2020 to 07 November 2020
  • Price: Various
  • Location: Online
  • Main contact: Fatima Bibi
  • Email: info@natecla.org.uk

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