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We are excited to bring you a fantastic range of workshops for our 2018 conference - many 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. 

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

  • Unlocking the ESOL mindset, Colette Butterworth and Sue Primrose
  • I can't write, Orsolya Dunn and Susan Wilson
  • 10 gamelike activities to get your students speaking, John Hughes
  • ESOL to apprenticeships: Effective practice when supporting progression, Liz Davies
  • A little more conversation a little more action please!, Mary-Rose Puttick and Michael Pal
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Session B: Friday, 15:00 - 15:45

  • Stepping Up: a pathway to success for young ESOL learners, Jenny Wilson and Ann Turner
  • Approaches to teaching ESOL literacy students: What can we learn from SLA research?, Ann Cowie
  • Speaking warmers, fillers and ice-breakers, Katarzyna Webb
  • An extra pair of hands part 2: VIME project update, David Mallows and Nafisiah Graham-Brown
  • Decoding the mysteries of lesson plans, Jeanette Barsdell
  • Writing ESOL, Diana Tremayne and Sam Shepherd

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

  • Why have my learners forgotten it all and what can I do about it?, Christine Tudor-Jones
  • Make them laugh Part 2: Grammar fun!, Viorica Lucuta
  • Refugees into Higher Education, Carol Irvine and Celia Fisher
  • Towards a whole-person approach to migrant women's English learning, Gona Saed and Sawsan Salim
  • Supporting ESOL learners to employment by delivering ESOL in a vocational context, Diana Muallem
  • Speaking warmers, fillers and ice-breakers, Katarzyna Webb
  • Teaching basic digital skills to pre-entry ESOL students, Kevin Maye and Emily Redmond


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

  • Make them laugh Part 2: Grammar fun!, Viorica Lucuta
  • Using your head? What neuroscience has to teach us about learning, Rachael Roberts
  • Unlocking creativity and imagination to improve achievement, Celine Castelino and Genevieve Clarke
  • To teach listening, walk the talk from garden to jungle, Richard Cauldwell
  • Feel the fear, do it anyway: Internal speaking assessment for beginners, David Perry
  • Making Writing Exciting: Practical ideas for class activities PART 1, Kris Knauer
  • My story: Empowering Pre-entry students through storytelling, Hannah Thompson
  • Engaging second language learners with essential vocabulary learning, Caroline Large

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

  • How to get the best out of your (trainee) teachers,  Sally Bates
  • Flipped classroom with adult ESOL learners, Laura Iacsa
  • Sharing your ideas with fellow professionals, Helena Gomm
  • Into the language, through the language, using the language, Nafisah Graham-Brown
  • Making writing exciting: Practical ideas for class activities PART 2, Kantuta Carroll
  • Families developing literacy skills together: an ESOL perspective, Karen Dudley and Sarah Sheldon
  • Developing reading and vocabulary skills with adult learners, Katy Parkinson
  • Why have my learners forgotten it all and what can I do about it?, Christine Tudor-Jones


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

  • Involving volunteers in ESOL: Promises and pitfalls, Dermot Bryers and Cait Crosse
  • To teach listening, walk the talk from garden to jungle, Richard Cauldwell
  • Having an awareness of learner backgrounds to help increase 16-19 motivation, Laura Wiggin
  • Language support for adult refugees toolkit, Karen Dudley and Jenny Roden
  • Creative writing mental health spa, Kathryn Aldridge-Morris
  • Developing beginner literacy using various techniques, including phonics, Julie Day

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