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NATECLA and IATEFL ESOL Sig Webinar:ES(O)L: An ecological perspective

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NATECLA and IATEFL ESOL Sig Webinar:ES(O)L: An ecological perspective

This webinar is available to everyone - both members and non-members of NATECLA and the IATEFL ESOL Sig. 


NATECLA, in collaboration with IATEFL's ESOL Special Interest Group are delighted to announce Scott Thornbury as the speaker in the 2nd webinar of their brand new webinar series: 

E(O)SL: An ecological perspective, Scott Thornbury


  • DATE: Thursday 28th February 2019 
  • TIME: 6 pm GMT (UK time)
  • COST: This is free of charge to both members and non-members
  • ACCESS TO WEBINAR: Weblink and code will be emailed to all sign-up participants a few days before the event. 

About the webinar

Dogme (or Teaching Unplugged) shares with a number of other methodological options the belief that a grammar-driven, coursebook-based approach sits uncomfortably with the needs and learning dispositions of immigrants, refugees and other communities loosely bundled together as ESL learners. What do these methodologies share that might suit them to this sector? In this webinar I will look at a number of the methodological options that have been proposed – which I will loosely characterise as ‘ecological’ – and invite you to evaluate them in terms of your own experience, needs and values.


About Scott Thornbury

Scott Thornbury is a renowned teacher and teacher educator, with over 30 years’ experience in English language teaching, and an MA from the University of Reading. His previous experience includes teaching and teacher training in Egypt, UK, Spain and in my native New Zealand. His writing credits include several award-winning books for teachers on language and methodology, as well as authoring a number of papers and book chapters on language and language teaching. He is the series editor for the Cambridge Handbooks for Teachers (CUP). He is also the co-founder of the dogme ELT group.


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  • Date(s): 28 February 2019 to 28 February 2019
  • Time: 18:00 GMT
  • Price: FREE to everyone (members and non-members)
  • Location: Online webinar
  • Email: info@natecla.org.uk

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