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Annual Conference on English, Maths and ESOL

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Annual Conference on English, Maths and ESOL

NATECLA is delighted to be an official event partner for this joint conference on supporting adults with English, Maths and ESOL alongside the Learning and Work Institute, UCL Institute of Education, UCU and RaPAL. 

  • DATE: Thursday 9th November 2017
  • LOCATION: UCL, London

Adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL practitioners are well aware of the difference learning can make to people’s lives. 

This year’s conference addresses two interlinked themes. As ever, we aim to showcase innovation in adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL practice, in response to familiar challenges and new developments. At a time of declining participation rates in basic skills learning, new policy announcements such as digital as a ‘third basic skill’, and ongoing reform of Functional Skills qualifications, it is vital to share examples of innovative and effective practices. At the same time, we wish to promote and share innovation in how we strengthen the evidence base of the difference that language, literacy and numeracy learning makes – its impact on individuals, communities and the wider economy.

Programme highlights

Confirmed speakers so far include: 

Confirmed speakers English, Maths and ESOL conference

Confirmed keynote sessions include:

  • Adult Basic Skills: Impact on Poverty Reduction 
  • Translanguaging: Implications for Innovation in Policy and Practice 
  • Update on Functional Skills Reform

Our interactive workshops:

  • The role of Initial Teacher Education. 
  • How to get high achievement in GCSE maths with part-time adult learners?
  • Developing bilingual skills through Content and Language Integrated Learning.
  • Digital as a ‘third basic skill’.
  • Innovative strategies for high attainment in English: the Middlesbrough College experience.  
  • Experimenting with contextualising GCSE mathematics.
  • Supporting transition from ESOL learning to apprenticeships.
  • Making space for Creative and Social Practices Approaches in Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL Classes.

>> Find out more about the conference 

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  • Date(s): 09 November 2017 to 09 November 2017
  • Price: TBC

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