NATESOL Conference 2013 'Sounds interesting - innovative approaches to the teaching of spoken language in second language learning'
Our plenary sessions this year will be given by:
Adrian Underhill, former President of IATEFL, author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation, and series editor of the Macmillan Books for Teachers; and
Peter Watkins, Principal Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Portsmouth, and author of Cambridge English Teacher: Vocabulary and Pronunciation, and The CELTA Course Trainee Book and Trainerís Manual (both co-authored with Scott Thornbury).
Saturday 18th May 2013, Salford City College, Walkden. See conference page for details.
IATEFL Membership - special discount. If you are already a member of NATESOL, you can become a member of IATEFL for the reduced rate of £19 as part of the IATEFL 'Basic membership scheme'
Founded in 1984, the Northern Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NATESOL) has been serving the development and support needs of language teachers in the North-West of England for nearly thirty years.
Based in Manchester, our voluntary organisation holds six teacher development sessions a year, including a full dayís conference in early/mid June. We have a wide and varied membership which includes teachers in the adult, FE and HE sectors, and in state and private schools. Members can be either individual or institutional, but non-members are always welcome at our events (please see links to the right for membership and event information).
Over the years we have welcomed a wide range of speakers at our sessions, which are often supported by the major ELT publishers. Speakers may be from local institutions or from further afield, including, in recent years, Ron Carter, Michael McCarthy, Michael Swan, Scott Thornbury and AdrianUnderhill.
The committee is made up of local volunteers, but we are always happy to incorporate new members and new ideas. We are an Associate of IATEFL, giving us access to an international network of like-minded teachers in many different contexts. We aim to bring together as many teachers as possible, so encourage you to attend one of our events and make contact with the wider community of ELT professionals in the region and beyond.