NATESOL Teachersí Conference 2016...

ĎHumanising Technology: Practical and Realistic Strategies for the Second Language Classroom'


Saturday, 7th May, 2016
Manchester Metropolitan University 

Brook Building, Birley Fields Campus, 53 Bonsall Street, Manchester,M15 6GX


More presentations, more publisher stands, more space.

We are delighted to announce that we have put together a wider-ranging programme than usual, with a choice of three different speakers in our four parallel sessions.

We have added interest from the publishers this year, with six committed so far to setting up stands.

 We are also in a new, spacious and state of the art venue at MMU Birley Fields. Add two excellent, internationally known, plenary speakers and we think we have a Conference you canít afford to miss, and one that is unbeatable on value for money.


Register now with our Membership Secretary, Jonathan Nicolson at

Plenary speakers:

Plenary 1: Sophia Mavridi, Ed Tech Consultant, IATEFL LT-SIG Joint Co-Ordinator, 'Don't judge a tool by its cover'

Plenary 2: Gary Motteram, University of Manchester. 'Humanising the digital in language learning'

Entrance Fees:

£40 for publishers & non-members.

  £30 for members/presenters. 

Members' concessionary rate/ student rate £15

Lunch, coffee and tea are included in the Conference fee

Parallel session speakers:

Elizabeth Allen, University of Bristol, 'How can Sonocent Audio Notetaker develop students' listening & speaking skills?'.

Joseph Bleazard, Kaplan International English, Liverpool, 'Using IT to write collaboratively' .

Stephanie Dimond-Bayir, Anglia Ruskin University (Sponsored by CUP) 'Tools or toys? Targeting technology for progress'.

Ben Dobbs, BD Communications, 'Using technology for great business English lessons'.

Ryan Ellershaw, MAES, 'In 'Kahoots' with technology: quick wins for assessing learning'.

Hazel Leigh, Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English, (NATESOL Teacher Development Scholarship winner). 'Supporting the development of volunteer ESOL tutors'.

Jess Poole, University of Leeds, 'Using padlets to enrich reading circles'.

David Read, University of Sheffield, 'An online course in learning technologies for EAP teachers'.

Rachel Robinson, University of Leeds, 'Using technology to enhance student presentations'.

Thomas Rogers, University of Bedfordshire, 'Using real time visual representations of intonation in the language classroom'.

Ella Tennant, Keele University, ' Transforming feedback to international students'.

Varinder Unlu, International House, London, 'Self-organised learning evironments (SOLEs) - do they work in the language classroom?'.

The Venue - MMU, Birley Fields Campus, M15 6GX (Bonsall Street)

PLEASE NOTE: NATESOL conference delegates can use the Birley Fields car park next to the building.

Link to Birley Fields web page

Link to Birley Fields location pdf

Link to journey planner

Link to 'Transport for Greater Manchester'

Pre Registration Information.

Pre-registration is required with Jonathan Nicolson at or 0161 789 4970. 

NATESOLís programme consists of 6 evening sessions during the academic year.
* Individual membership per year: £10 - Free attendance at each evening session
* Institutional membership per year: £50.
* Non-members pay £4 per session, concession £3

To renew your membership, become a new member, or just receive information about future sessions, then please contact:

Jonathan Nicolson at 6 Stafford Rd. Eccles. or telephone 0161 789 4970.

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