Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, Birley Fields Campus, Brooks Building, M15 6GX
Date: Saturday, 18th May, 2019


'Developing English Language Teaching:

Materials, Affect and Technology'

Plenary speakers confirmed:

Martin Lamb (University of Leeds)
The impact of online use of English on motivation to learn in class.

Sophia Mavridi 
(De Montfort University International College, IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG

Literacies and emerging digital divides: mind the gap

Hitomi Masuhara, (University of Liverpool, MATSDA)
We feel therefore we learn - Affective engagement and effective language learning

See below for additional parallel session speakers


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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.

Presentations on materials focus upon the design, delivery, and evaluation of EFL teaching materials for specific contexts. Presenters in this strand discuss the use of corpus research to inform EAP material design; the integration of critical thinking skills in materials design; the development of content-based teaching materials for specific subjects; and how teachers can be supported in the delivery of more challenging materials.

Affect considers those elements of teaching and learning which are beyond the cognitive. The affective aspects of teaching and learning discussed by presenters include teacher identity and affect in the teaching of pronunciation; reducing stress through the use of learning technology; fun in the foreign language class; and the role of laughter.

Presentations on learning technologies discuss the role of technology in supporting learners’ fluency and communication; the use of an online platform for testing and supporting writing; flipping the classroom; and teacher and learner resistance to technology.

We hope to see you there!


Additional parallel session speakers


David Oakey (University of Liverpool) - Phrases for academic writing: comparing EAP teaching materials and research.

Richard Harrison (Canford Publishing) - Improving Critical Thinking through asking questions.

Jenny Hirst, Rachel Robinson and Nancy Woods (University of Leeds) - Designing and Delivering Content Based Language and Skills Courses for Specific Purposes (STEM, ARTS & HUMANITIES, MEDICINE & DENTISTRY).

Joe Greenwood (Manchester Metropolitan University) - Confidence and Competence: How to increase teacher’s abilities to teach grammar and punctuation materials.


Tania Horak, Elena Gandini (University of Central Lancashire) - Improving feedback and feed-forward to support students’ writing development through an online test platform.

Amanda Gorrell (University of Central Lancashire) - Nearpod: Flipping the EAP Classroom.

Neil McGregor (University of Manchester) - Innovation resistance: why is educational technology take-up greater?

Alex Holloway (University of Leeds) - Enabling students to take risks: using vlogs, photo blogs and other moblogs to develop fluency & communicative strategies.


Adam Scott (St Giles Brighton/University of Brighton) - Affect and identity in learning, teaching and perception of pronunciation

Fatma Hamaid (University of Manchester) - ‘Let’s bring the (F)un back into the Foreign Language Classroom (FLC)’

Stephanie Aldred & Leanne Fitton (Manchester Metropolitan University)
smileyKeep calm and let them learn: introducing ways to facilitate stress-free learning of ESOL through the use of Flipgrid, Sway and Mentimeter.

Sarah Telfer (University of Bolton) - ‘Make ‘em laugh!’- The Use of Laughter in the Language Classroom - Affective Aspects on Teaching and Learning.


Registration/ conference fees
(includes coffee/refreshments and mid-day lunch)

Students, volunteers and concessions £25
Members and speakers £50
Non-members £60
Exhibitors £95


Please register in advance with Jonathan Nicolson  at


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