NATESOL Teachers’ Conference 2015

Continuous and Continuing: Professional Development through Teaching, Learning and Research'

LINK: Event brochure      LINK: Event at a glance

Saturday, 20th June 2015
Salford City College
Worsley, Greater Manchester,M28 7QD

We hope you already have Saturday 20th June in your diaries. Plans are now complete for what we think is going to be an exciting 30th Anniversary Conference. Plenary speakers will be Jane Willis, formerly of the University of Aston, but best known for her work on task-based learning, and Chris Lima of the University of Leicester, currently co-ordinator of the IATEFL Literature, Media and Cultural Studies SIG –

Chris is also short-listed for one of this year’s British Council ELTon awards.


Event brochure

Conference at a glance

Plenary 1 Jane Willis – ‘Continuous tenses and continuing learning: a broader view of grammar, learning processes and teaching strategies.


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Daniel Monahan- ‘Bridging the technophile/technophobe gap in teacher development’




Victoria Mann- ‘How can HE tutors help international students to develop diverse academic literacy skills?




Stephanie Aldred- ‘I know a good lesson when I see one’


Steve Taylore-Knowles- ‘Skill and sub skill:  making skills teachable and transferable’ (sponsored by Macmillan)


Plenary 2- Chris Lima- ‘The importance of reading literature in English language teacher education’




Mike Harrison- ‘Frames for teaching, thinking and reflecting’


Sara Telfer and Daniela Bacova- ‘’Developing ESOL teachers’ use of story-telling as a pedagogic tool – sharing ideas to develop professional practice’


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Thinking dice


Bev Davies and Katy Finch- ‘Taking a risk with technology: developing ourselves as ESOL teachers through project work in community settings’


Ya Chu Lee- ‘Can a mindfulness-based reflective framework promote a more self-aware English language teacher?’



Other events
Annual General Meeting, panel discussion
Refreshments and buffet lunch included in the entry price.

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Saturday, 20th June 2015
Salford City College
Worsley, Greater Manchester,M28 7QD


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Link to travel details

PLEASE NOTE - taxis from the city centre can be expensive (£20-£25).

Check the fee before taking a taxi.

Entrance Fees: 

Entrance Fees: £35 for publishers & non-members.

£25 for members.  Members concessionary rate £15

Pre Registration.

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

NATESOL’s 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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