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NATECLA Yorkshire and Humber Winter Conference 2018: ESOL and Integration

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NATECLA Yorkshire and Humber Winter Conference 2018: ESOL and Integration

This day conference will give you the opportunity to consider some of the issues relating to ESOL and integration in a thought-provoking way as well as considering how to address these issues in a variety of classroom situations. With the return of the NATECLA Y&H Teachmeet, you will also have the chance to share some of your own teaching tips with other participants!

  • DATE: Saturday 3 February 2018
  • TIME: 9.30 - 15:00 
  • LOCATION: De Grey Building, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX (Number 27 on the campus map and only 15 minutes walk from the train station)
  • TICKET PRICES: £15 (members), £25 (non-members)
  • WORKSHOP CHOICES: See the three options below

Block bookings welcome – please email info@natecla.org.uk for more details

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YH banner conferenceProgramme

  • 9.30 - 10.15: Registration, refreshments & exhibition 
  • 10.15 - 10:45: Welcome & Teachmeet
  • 10.45 - 12:00: Workshop session 1
  • 12:00 - 12.45:  Lunch (& raffle draw) with homemade cakes in aid of Ruth Hayman Trust
  • 12:45 - 14:00:  Workshop session 2
  • 14:00: Close

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Workshop details:

Language on the Streets: Making use of found language in the classroom, Sam Shepherd

This workshop will look at ways we can make use of "found language" - authentic English discovered in the contexts that students live, work, and socialise - as a resource in the language classroom. Language in this setting is found not only by the teacher, but also by the students, and could include multilingual texts, as well as English language only texts; texts which care both written and spoken. The workshop will allow tutors to identify practical techniques they can apply in their own practice either as complete ideas or as adaptations of their current practice

Snakes and ladders, Helen Cowgill

Snakes and Ladders is probably the most popular board game we play at our weekly Language Café.

This workshop will aim to share some experiences,activities and tips based on setting up and running a weekly Language Café for ESOL learners in a non-formal setting in the community. We are now in our fifth year.

The café helps asylum seekers and refugees begin to integrate into the local community through meeting with English- speaking volunteers for a cup of tea and a chat. We also play games, make music, do some art and crafts and talk about aspects of citizenship.  Most importantly we sit together, relax and learn from each other.  

Bridging cultural difference, Bob Dignen

This short session introduces two teaching activities – one based on Thiagi’s experiential tradition of cross-cultural training, and one highly pragmatic behavioural / skills based approach – which can support teachers in ESOL increase awareness in their students of ‘culture' and ethnocentrism, and develop engagement with inclusive communication behaviours, in a dynamic, accessible and impactful manner.
Bob Dignen has been involved in language and communication training in the corporate world for over twenty years, and has published in the fields of intercultural communication and international leadership. He is also a regular speaker at IATEFL and BESIG (Business English Special Interest Group).

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  • Date(s): 03 February 2018 to 03 February 2018
  • Time: 09:30 - 16:00
  • Price: £15 - members, £25 - non-members
  • Location: York St John University
  • Address: De Grey Building,
    York St John University,
    Lord Mayor's Walk,
    York YO31 7EX
  • Main contact: Jane Arstall
  • Telephone: +447443601298
  • Email: info@natecla.org.uk

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