NATESOL Annual Conference 2020

Challenge and Change in TESOL

Saturday 16th May 2020

Manchester Metropolitan University

Birley Fields campus


Plenary speakers

Julie Moore (Oxford University Press): Language change and the learner

Dr Judith Hanks (University of Leeds): Exploratory Practice

Call for Papers

Deadline for proposals: Friday 20th March 2020

English  Language Teaching is often at the forefront of educational innovation, change and development. As we enter the 2020ís NATESOL invite you to address some of the challenges the new decade brings and share with us your innovations, improvements and creative responses to change within your practice.


Some possible themes presenters may wish to consider:

  • Contextual change (political, resources, institutional change)

  • Linguistic change (multi-literacies, trans-languaging, English as an International Language)

  • Technological change (blended learning, mobile learning, distance learning)

  • Methodological and curriculum design changes (Gamification, assessment for learning, twenty-first century skills; co-creation)

Other areas might include:

  • Inclusive teaching and differentiated instruction

  • The emotional turn in second language teaching
  • The challenges of globalisation

  • The management of change

We welcome proposals from practising ELT/TESOL professionals about any aspect of these themes as well as additional areas which may be of interest to our membership.

We invite proposals for talks, interactive sessions or workshops of 40 minutes.

! New for 2020! : Teach-Meet a quick-fire presentation session.

Presenters give a 5 minute informal presentation (no slides) on a piece of good practice, a teaching tip, or a classroom innovation.

We welcome individual and group proposals.

Mentoring for new presenters is offered.

If you would like to make a proposal, please complete the proposal form and return it to us by email to

You can find information about previous conference presentations and Guidelines for Speakers on the NATESOL website

Deadline for proposals: Friday 20th March 2020

Link to proposal form

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