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We are excited to bring you a fantastic range of workshops for our 2017 conference - all with a practical focus and designed for teachers, managers and volunteers working within the ESOL, EFL, EAP and community language fields in the UK. 

Please make your selections for workshops when you book your delegate pass for the conference. For those who have already booked, email info@natecla.org.uk with your workshop preferences for each session. 

View the workshop options: 

Session A: Friday, 14:00 - 14:45

  • Strategies for teaching mixed abilities in ESOL classrooms, Alexander Theophilus
  • Motivation and language learning, Leonidas Tzampazis
  • Testing:  Are you and your learners coming from the same place?, Jane Allemano
  • Pronunciation for integration, Judy Kirsh
  • Integrating ESOL into adult learning.  What works in Wolverhampton schools?, Elizabeth Mickiewicz and Mark Smith
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Session B: Friday, 15:00 - 15:45

  • Own-language use in the language classroom: why, when and how...?, Graham Hall
  • Pre-entry diagnostics: a really useful toolbox, Jo Capstick and Ian Nicholls
  • Top tips for teaching teens, Amy Urry
  • Rewarding ESOL Learners Online with Digital Badges, Lucy Lewis and Hilary Gwilliam
  • English language and integration, Michaela Salmon and Nuala Trace
  • An extra pair of hands? Volunteers in Migrant (Language) Education, David Mallows and Nafisah Graham-Brown

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Session C: Saturday, 10:25 - 11:25

  • Promoting British values - making it relevant and interesting, Tamzin Berridge
  • Confidence and Fluency Through Set Phrase English, Michael Fennell
  • Our languages: working with multilingual students in participatory ESOL classes, Dermot Bryers, Mel Cooke and Becky Winstanley
  • Designing fantastic ESOL resources, Phil Bird
  • Correcting spoken errors: what, when, why and how?, Beth Davies
  • Embedding employability skills, Anna Banks

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Session D: Saturday, 11:30 - 12:30

  • Grammar - to teach or not to teach, Agnes Rubinkowska
  • Pronunciation for Low Levels, Charlotte Haenlein
  • Dialogue as a teaching tool, Angella Hodgson
  • Make them laugh and they will learn! , Viorica Lucuta 
  • Achieving Excellence in accreditation inspections, Sarah Mount and Alan Mackenzie
  • The shape and colour of grammar: a pre-entry approach, Jo Capstick

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Session E: Saturday, 13:30 - 14:30

  • Preparation for Literacy, Jill Murray and Ann Morgan-Thomas
  • Don't switch off your phone!, Amy Urry
  • The creative classroom: developing inspiring classroom projects using museum objects, Jo-Anne Sunderland Bowe
  • Using ICT for formative assessments, Laura Cornelia Iacsa and Kasia Najbor
  • Don't cry for me Aunty Tina: using decoding to navigate listening, Rachael Roberts
  • Empowering Parents, Karen Dudley and Sarah Sheldon

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Session F: Saturday, 16:15 - 17:15

  • Brokering Britain, Educating Citizens: ESOL teachers as mediators between policy, discourses and adult migrants, Rob Peutrell and Melanie Cooke
  • Designing fantastic ESOL resources, Phil Bird
  • Extending our listening: developing listening skills both in and outside the classroom, Nicholas Northall
  • Reflective Practice: Is it all that it appears?, Ian Wollington


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