FROM January 2019 to current.

Rachel Robinson - University of Leeds ' Raising learners' awareness of pronunciation problems'. This workshop will offer guidance on how students can be introduced to awareness-raising exercises early on in their studies in order to develop strategies to bridge the comprehension gap with regard to some of the features of spoken English.University of Leeds, Room - Michael Sadler Building, 23rd November, 2019.

Dr Jon Wright  'Creative speaking activities to promote original thinking and boost problem-solving skills'. 
This session will look at some innovative practical activities that promote original thinking and boost problem-solving skills to encourage learners of all levels to be creative when they speak. We will also explore ways of ensuring that pairwork and groupwork are both engaging and effective so learners and teachers know how to measure the success of communicative speaking activities. MMU, Geoffrey Manton 7, 29th October, 2019

Jon's slides - link  -  JW-NATESOL_Creative_speaking_2019_v2.pptx

Will Nash, University of Sheffield 'Prepare for the pre-sessional'. This talk and workshop is aimed at teachers working (or wanting to work) on pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes courses this summer or in the future. The session will provide some practical guidance about teaching on, sometimes intensive but well-rewarded, pre-sessional EAP courses.  Special event hosted by the university of Sheffield ELTC Saturday, 29th June 2019.
Lois Frith & Hanna Issah, Abraham Moss Community School. Strategies to move learners along the 'language continuum' from informal talk to academic writing. This workshop will explore strategies and theory inspired by the work of Pauline Gibbons. The session will explore how to support learners with understanding of text genre, structure and register. Although the strategies are suitable for advanced learners of English, examples of how these can be differentiated will be shared. There will be a sharp curriculum focus and clear examples of how the strategies can be incorporated into staff training. University Of Salford, 02/04/19


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