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NATECLA Island of Ireland Online Launch Event

Thursday 27 January 2022 at 4 - 5.30pm



  • NATECLA: Nationally, regionally, Ireland
  • Keynote Speaker: Scott Thornbury - Words, words, words
  • Forthcoming branch activities


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Speaker: Scott Thornbury

Words, words, words. (And yet more words)

The acquisition of a functional vocabulary is the primary task of the second language user. But what words, when, in what order and – crucially – how? In this talk I’ll review key research findings about vocabulary learning and discuss how they might apply in the Irish (ESL) context. I’ll also review some useful teaching techniques and resources, especially those that might be adaptable to online teaching.



Scott Thornbury lives in Spain and, until recently, taught on an online MA TESOL program for The New School in New York. His writing credits include several award-winning books for teachers on language and methodology. He is also the series editor for the Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers, and a trustee of the Hands Up Project, which promotes drama activities in English for children in under-resourced regions of the Arab world.


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  • Date(s): 27 January 2022 to 27 January 2022
  • Price: free
  • Location: Online
  • Main contact: Fatima Bibi
  • Email: info@natecla.org.uk

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