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  • Call for Proposals 2024
    Call for Proposals 2024
    Thu, 18 Jan
    Online
    18 Jan 2024, 19:00
    Online
    This is our call for proposals for our annual conference, which will be a celebration of NATESOL's 40 years of service. We invite speakers from around the world to join us and share their research and practice in English language teaching.
  • Harnessing language learning motivation and investment through a writing project
    Harnessing language learning motivation and investment through a writing project
    Wed, 13 Mar
    Webinar
    13 Mar 2024, 16:00 – 17:15 GMT
    Webinar
    How can we promote language learning motivation and investment through writing? In this talk, Dr Banegas will share the main takeways from an action research-based project carried out with teenage learners in Argentina.
  • Live Network Event
    Live Network Event
    Wed, 28 Feb
    Manchester
    28 Feb 2024, 17:30 – 19:30 GMT
    Manchester, Geoffrey Manton Building Atrium - Lecture Theatre 5
    • Meet TESOL employers, practitioners, students and job seekers in person. • Take part in a workshop discussion that evaluates the suitability of a metacognitive approach to teaching Listening skills to your students. • Limited spaces, please scan the QR code to register. • Free entry • Face-to-face
  • How to provide an inclusive environment for Autistic learners with, waiting for or without an autism diagnosis.
    How to provide an inclusive environment for Autistic learners with, waiting for or without an autism diagnosis.
    Wed, 29 Nov
    Webinar
    29 Nov 2023, 16:00 – 17:15 GMT
    Webinar
    In this session we will look briefly at the social model of disability and the diagnosis process in England. We will then focus on the challenges Autistic students may face and the ways we can all help make things more inclusive and accessible.
  • Text Deconstruction for Language Teaching: a Systemic Functional Linguistics Analytical Grid
    Text Deconstruction for Language Teaching: a Systemic Functional Linguistics Analytical Grid
    Wed, 08 Nov
    Webinar
    08 Nov 2023, 16:00 – 17:20 GMT
    Webinar
    This talk shows a simple and systematic way to deconstruct texts to extract teachable content for students.
  • Corpus linguistics: What is it and how can it help with English language teaching and learning?
    Corpus linguistics: What is it and how can it help with English language teaching and learning?
    Wed, 14 Jun
    Webinar
    14 Jun 2023, 16:00 – 17:15 BST
    Webinar
    I will discuss the role of corpus linguistics in language education, outline the opportunities it affords language teaching and learning, and signal the challenges we face when using corpora for English language teaching. I will also discuss some useful tools that you can use to work with corpora.
  • NATESOL Conference 2023
    NATESOL Conference 2023
    Sat, 13 May
    Online
    13 May 2023, 10:00 BST – 14 May 2023, 15:00 BST
    Online
    From theory to classroom practice and back again: What are we doing and why?
  • Inclusive pronunciation practices: making space for everyone in the ELT classroom
    Inclusive pronunciation practices: making space for everyone in the ELT classroom
    Sat, 29 Apr
    Webinar
    29 Apr 2023, 10:00 BST – 30 Apr 2023, 11:45 BST
    Webinar
    For many international students of English, perceptions of the language and its speakers are still intrinsically tied to outdated and unrealistic notions of prestige native speaker models. This, however, is at odds with modern English which is a global, diverse, and dynamic language.
  • Digital language assessment: the good, the bad and the yet to be decided
    Digital language assessment: the good, the bad and the yet to be decided
    Wed, 29 Mar
    Webinar
    29 Mar 2023, 16:00 BST – 30 Mar 2023, 17:15 BST
    Webinar
    This presentation will draw on research from the UK EAP field, TESOL and projects related to international English language testing to discuss what is good and bad about digital language assessment and to pose more questions about what is yet to be decided.
  • Call for Proposals 2023
    Call for Proposals 2023
    Tue, 21 Mar
    Virtual event
    21 Mar 2023, 19:00 – 22 Mar 2023, 19:00
    Virtual event
    This year’s conference brings together TESOL practitioners to share effective and/or innovative classroom practice and how it is informed by research into Language Acquisition or other TESOL areas. Please send us your proposals for conference contributions before 20th March.
  • Writing for EAL learners
    Writing for EAL learners
    Sat, 04 Feb
    Webinar
    04 Feb 2023, 10:00 – 11:45 GMT
    Webinar
    Writing is an essential tool for EAL learners to develop in the mainstream and they must master a wide range of written genres to be successful at school. Research conducted in the UK has shown that EAL learners face certain difficulties with writing at whole text, sentence, and word level.
  • Using creative learner-focused approaches to welcome new arrivals
    Using creative learner-focused approaches to welcome new arrivals
    Sat, 10 Dec
    Webinar
    10 Dec 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 GMT
    Webinar
    Learning English and joining a class is quite often the first task for newly arrived immigrants into the UK. Many people usually access ESOL classes for their jobs, visa, citizenship or more generally their lives in the UK....A more reflective, creative approach to language learning is needed.
  • ELT, 21st Century Skills, the Climate Emergency and You
    ELT, 21st Century Skills, the Climate Emergency and You
    Sat, 08 Oct
    Webinar
    08 Oct 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 BST
    Webinar
    The interaction between ELT and the global climate emergency has been moving up the agenda of our community in recent years, and this talk will look at ways that the 21st century skills can help our learners engage with the crisis.
  • Teaching Collocations in the EFL Classroom:  New Insights from Research
    Teaching Collocations in the EFL Classroom:  New Insights from Research
    Sat, 09 Jul
    Webinar
    09 Jul 2022, 10:00 BST – 10 Jul 2022, 11:45 BST
    Webinar
    It is without question that EFL/ESL teachers should look to teach phrases as opposed to merely individual words, but this brings to mind the following questions: How should we teach collocations, implicitly and explicitly, to make meaning clear? What are the best methods? All this and more!
  • NATESOL Annual Conference 2022
    NATESOL Annual Conference 2022
    Sat, 14 May
    Via Zoom
    14 May 2022, 10:00 – 14:00 BST
    Via Zoom
    The conference aims to provide a space for practitioners from all TESOL contexts to come together to share ideas, examples of practice, research, and discussion around the shape of TESOL as it is and as we want it to be.
  • From Teacher to Manager
    From Teacher to Manager
    Sat, 26 Mar
    Webinar
    26 Mar 2022, 10:00 – 11:55 GMT
    Webinar
    In this talk, we will look at some of the reasons why you might want to take on a management role, some of the skills that you will need, how you might acquire them, and some routes that you might take. Also we will look at some of the challenges you might expect to face in moving into management.
  • Connecting language across the curriculum: inclusion, differentiation and access through EAP
    Connecting language across the curriculum: inclusion, differentiation and access through EAP
    Sat, 13 Nov
    Online Webinar
    13 Nov 2021, 10:00 – 11:45 GMT
    Online Webinar
    In this webinar, we will begin by questioning the purpose and position of EAP in the curriculum. Drawing on practical and insightful case studies, Bee will outline the impact that ignoring language(s) in the curriculum can have on both students and staff.
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