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NATECLA Scotland's Autumn Conference

The newly formed NATECLA Scotland branch are excited to announce their first day conference:

The branch has secured the esteemed ESOL and EFL teacher, trainer, widely-published materials writer and prolific blogger, Rachael Roberts to present her highly rated National Conference 2017 talk on:

Guilty Secrets of the ELT Classroom


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Trinity College London sponsoring this event

Event programme

9:30 – 10:00 Coffee/registration
10:00 – 11:00 Keynote
11:00 – 11.15 Coffee break
11:15-12:15 Workshops A/B
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:15 Workshops C/D


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Keynote speaker: Guilty Secrets of the ELT Classroom, Rachael Roberts

Guilty secrets of English Language teachingWe all have them, those guilty secrets. Things we do in class that we might not want an observer to catch us doing! For example, getting students to read aloud, letting students use their first languages, or feeling that we have too much 'teacher talking time'.

In this workshop we will look at some these ‘guilty secrets’ and consider the evidence for or against the practice. What does research have to tell us? Do we really have anything to feel guilty about? A chance to confess, explore and consider our practice. 


About Rachael

Guilty Secrets of the ELT classroomSince 1989, Rachael has worked as a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer in both ELT and ESOL contexts. She started her career abroad, in Portugal, Brazil and Poland, then returned to the UK, where she spent ten years at Solihull College, before becoming a tutor on the ESOL Level 5 qualification at Warwick University. Currently Rachael spends most of her time writing teaching materials and has co-written and number of well known course books include Total English Intermediate and Real Life Advanced, but still teaches from time to time at Warwickshire College. She is one of NATECLA's official trainers through our training arm and spends rather too much time on Twitter (@teflerinha) and on her website, www.elt-resourceful.com. writing posts on different aspects of materials writing and teaching .


Further information about the event - including workshop choices - will follow soon.


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  • Date(s): 11 November 2017 to 11 November 2017
  • Time: 09:30 - 15:00
  • Price: £15 (members), £25 (non-members)
  • Location: Dundee & Angus College
  • Address: Gardyne Campus,
    Dundee & Angus College,
    Gardyne Road,
    Dundee,
    Scotland, DD5 1NY DD5 1NY
  • Main contact: Jane Arstall
  • Telephone: 07875 683 254
  • Email: info@natecla.org.uk

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