NATESOL presents:

Strategies to move learners along the 'language continuum' from informal talk to academic writing.
by Lois Frith & Hanna Issah, Abraham Moss Community School.


The University of Salford
 Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019
6.00pm registration for 6.30pm start


This workshop will explore strategies and theory inspired by the work of Pauline Gibbons. This will include strategies to support exploratory talk, performance, text deconstruction and collaborative reconstruction. This will be a practical session, which will provide participants with a range of strategies that can be used to support the academic literacy of later stage bilinguals. The session will explore how to support learners with understanding of text genre, structure and register. Although the strategies are suitable for advanced learners of English, examples of how these can be differentiated will be shared. There will be a sharp curriculum focus and clear examples of how the strategies can be incorporated into staff training.

About the speakers:

Hannah and Lois are EAL specialists from Abraham Moss Community school. Both have expertise in working with new arrivals (in small group settings) as well as how to effectively meet the needs of advanced learners of English in mainstream settings. A large part of their work involves collaborative planning and teaching of mainstream subjects where there are a large range of language needs in a group.


Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019

6.00 pm Registration / 6.30 pm -7.45 pm event

Venue: The University of Salford, The Old Fire Station, Council Chambers 

(Situated on the main Crescent Road - opposite the Maxwell reception)

Address: The Old Fire Station, The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WT




Carparking free after 6 pm  on Irwell Place car park behind Crescent House - entry via Irwell Place, off Crescent Road.


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NATESOLís programme consists of 6 sessions during the academic year.

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