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NATESOL sessions include presentations and activities led by ESOL practitioners, academic researchers and authors.To give an idea of the breadth of topics and themes covered by NATESOL, please find listed below the programmes of the last four years.

2019/20
Creative speaking activities to promote original thinking and boost problem-solving skills
Dr John Wright
Raising learners’ awareness of pronunciation problems Rachel Robinson (University of  Leeds)
Achieving Language Learner Autonomy: Whose job is it anyway? Sharing ideas and good practice
Tony Picot (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Online Teaching: Changing your TESOL Toolset and Maintaining Your Well-Being 
   
Tim Leigh (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Dr Tammy Gregersen (University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)
Live, Creative, Engaging, Intercultural, Online Storytelling
David Heathfield (University of Exeter)
Sticky Objects and Positive Emotions: researching teacher well-being and resilience 
  
Sian Etherington (University of Salford), Dr Eman Alshehri (King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) and Dr Judith Hanks (University of Leeds)
Online Teaching and Learning | Care to ShareTony Picot (Manchester Metropolitan University) & Clare Courtney (Heart & Parcel) and Rhys Davies
Live, Creative, Engaging, Intercultural Online Storytelling David Heathfield
Language education, Social justice and Migration James Simpson (University of Leeds)
2018/19
Exploiting the creativity of language for language learning Professor Melinda Whong (University of Leeds)
Teaching learners with AD(H)D Suzanne Robertshaw (INTO Manchester)
OUP English File 4th Ed and Headway 5th Ed Launch EventFreelance teacher trainers/consultants Charlotte Rance and Christopher Graham
Strategies to move learners along the “language continuum” from informal talk to academic writing Lois Frith and Hannah Issah (Abraham Moss School)
Prepare for pre-sessional Will Nash (University of Sheffield)
2017/18
The use of storytelling and personal anecdotes to teach grammar in the ESOL classroom

Dr. Sarah Telfer (Bolton University)
The use of film to enhance learning in the ESOL classroom’ 
Cormac Conway (Manchester Adult Education Service)
Teach, Learn, Relax, Blog’
Joanna Davidson-Hajto (Salford City College)
Multilingual Manchester: engaging with the city’s language diversity
Dr Huw Vasey and Alex Robertson (Manchester University)
EAL in initial teacher education – fighting for a lost cause?’ Wasyl Cajkler (Leicester University)
2016/17
Back between the covers? Inwards and outwards: course books for a modern age 

Jeremy Harmer
Creative use of the course book
Brian Tomlinson
The goat in the classroom and other teacher tales
Tim Phillips (British Council)  
Thinking like a designer, doing like a super teacher
Gabriel Diaz Maggioli
EAL and formal grammar in primary schools: what have we learned?Huw Bell (Manchester Metropolitan University)