NATESOL presents:
Wednesday, 31st January, 2018
University of Salford, M5 4WT Maxwell Building, room M813

6pm registration for 6.30 pm start.


Teach, Learn, Relax, blog’

             By Joanna Davidson-Hajto (Salford City College) 



The languages are evolving, is our teaching too? Let’s be innovative! Following all well-known theories and methods on teaching grammar, this session will focus on authentic/restricted exposure and output ideas as well as on how to make the teaching & learning student-centred by designing and amending resources that go beyond course books and also outside the classroom.

You will be introduced to general Ofsted recommendations on embedding current themes into the lessons. To follow up, various ICT resources that can aid teaching grammar will be presented, as well as there will be a chance to analyse some grammar tasks and discuss why they have been successful.

Finally, we will practise transforming commonly known grammar exercises into creative, relevant and meaningful materials that follow “try & do” approach, focus on students’ needs, motivate students, and make them and their effort valued, at the same time giving students a chance to practise outside the classroom. The techniques are suitable for any level.


Joanna Davidson Hajto

A busy teacher (which teacher is not?!) and curriculum leader at Salford City College, inspired when teaching, planning and delivering staff trainings, willing to share materials, opinions and discoveries. 16 years of experience in teaching English (ESOL, EFL), MEd TESOL, PGCE Educational Leadership, BSc Social Science with Psychology, an Internal Verifier and quality assurer, a learner of French and German. Just recently started writing a blog, simply just to continue my own development, learn, reflect on and experience new things!



Wednesday, 31st January, 2018




Venue: University of Salford
  Maxwell Building - Room M813
The Crescent
Salford M5 4WT



6pm registration for 6.30 start



 Car Parking : nearest car park Irwell Place car park - behind Crescent House. Car parking is free after 6 pm.

To get to M813, go into Maxwell reception & turn left. Go through the cafe and take the central lift to floor 8.
The 8th floor cannot be currently accessed from the main lifts on the right of reception.


Information about car parking at The University of Salford  LINK
Campus map of The University of Salford  LINK


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


NATESOL’s programme consists of 6 sessions during the academic year.
* Individual membership per year: £10 - Free attendance at each session
* Institutional membership per year: £50.
* Non-members pay £4 per session, concession £3
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Jonathan Nicolson at 6 Stafford Rd. Eccles. or 0161 789 4970.




















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