Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, Birley Fields Campus, Brooks Building
Date: Saturday, 18th May, 2019


'Developing English Language Teaching:

Materials, Affect and Technology'


Plenary speakers confirmed to date:

Sophia Mavridi (co-ordinator IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG)

Hitomi Masuhara, (University of Liverpool, MATSDA)

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Call for Papers - deadline 22nd March 2019

The 2019 NATESOL conference brings together three themes which are of central importance to any EFL teacher’s practice: teaching materials, the affective aspects of teaching and learning, and learning technology. The themes are kept deliberately broad to allow for a range of ideas, approaches and practice to be showcased within the conference. We welcome proposals from practising ELT professionals about any aspect of these three themes which will be of interest to our membership.

Papers on materials may wish to consider, for example, the design, adaptation, evaluation of EFL teaching materials for specific contexts. Presenters may focus on innovative materials they have produced, the challenges for materials in certain contexts, co-creation of materials with learners, or any other aspects of materials use in ELT.

Affect considers those elements of teaching and learning which are beyond the cognitive: affective aspects of teaching and learning may encompass areas such as motivation, teaching and learning beliefs, teacher and learner well-being, the role of emotions, teacher and learner identity, confidence and self-esteem, and more. We welcome papers which consider these or other affective elements within the EFL classroom experience.

Papers on learning technologies for ELT may include work on innovative use of technologies, evaluation and adaptation of particular technologies, the role of technology in out of class learning, learner and teacher perspectives on ELT technology.

We invite proposals for 40 minute talks, interactive sessions or workshops on any of these themes, or a combination of areas, which will be of interest to practising ELT professionals.

We welcome individual and joint proposals.

If you would like to make a proposal, please complete the proposal form and return it to generic NATESOL email account – at


You can find information about previous conference presentations on the page tabs to the right.


Deadline for proposals: Friday 22nd March 2019

We look forward very much to hearing from you and anticipate a stimulating and enjoyable conference.



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