PDA ITESOL @ Dundee & Angus College

Hi All,

Please see below details for some remaining places on Dundee & Angus College’s PDA: ITESOL that’s starting on Wednesday 18th October 2017.

The final round of interviews will be on Wednesday 27th September, so please apply soon if you’re interested.

Course Advert: PDA ITESOL D&A Advert 

Course Info: PDA ITESOL D&A Course Info










NATECLA’s new-look teaching resources website





Need to be inspired?

Have a look at NATECLA’s new-look teaching resources website

It is that time of year again! If you are looking for some much needed inspiration for this year’s schemes of work, take a look at NATECLA’s brand new teaching resources website – put together by members for members.

Four great new sections

Inject a new lease of life into your autumn lesson plans with the following invaluable webpages:

  • ESOL Classroom Activities– rejuvenate your information gap activities or pick up some new lesson warmer ideas
  • Useful Websites – from ready made ESOL-friendly lessons to useful online tools, it is all here in one place
  • The ESOL Teacher’s Toolbox – what are the items you cannot enter the classroom without? From cuisinaire rods to mobile phones…..
  • FAQs for ESOL teachers – some useful advice – particularly for those new to the profession.

We would love to have your contributions, so drop us a line on info@natecla.org.uk if you would like to share any of your go-to tips of websites.

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Introducing our Committee Volunteer Rep

Hi Everyone,

Please see a note form one of our newest Committee Members – Frances MacDougall. Frances has come onto the NATECLA Scotland Committee as a Rep for Volunteers as NATECLA Scotland feels passionately about the contribution volunteers make within English Language Teaching in Scotland and want to make sure their voice is included in our dialogue.

I would be very grateful if you could forward this to all of your volunteers – many thanks!


Hello, my name is Frances McDougall and I have recently joined the committee of NATECLA Scotland as volunteer rep. As such, I think it is important that I represent the views of volunteer tutors, ask questions on their behalf or seek clarification of relevant issues, as well as keeping them up to date with developments which relate to their role. I would therefore like to ask for your help in making contact with volunteers in your area. I realise that not everyone would be happy with you passing on contact details, but I would appreciate if you could let them know the contents of this message and ask anyone who is interested in making contact with me to do so via the NATECLA Branch Chair on Pauline.Blake-Johnston@sruc.ac.uk. Thanks very much in advance.

Kind regards


NATECLA Scotland’s Inaugural Event – SAVE THE DATE!

Hi Everyone,

The NATECLA Scotland Branch are delighted to invite you to take part in its inaugural Conference Day on Saturday 11th November 2017, 10am-3pm at the Gardyne Campus of Dundee & Angus College.

Join us for the first NATECLA Scotland event since the Branch has been revived, and the first of our workshop series.

We are delighted to announce that Jenny Roden (NATECLA Co-Chair) has agreed to open the Conference for us, and fresh from the national NATECLA Conference, we have Rachael Roberts as our keynote speaker (www.elt-resourceful.com).

Please do keep the date in your diaries – full details of the workshops on offer will follow very soon, but in the meantime, more information and booking can be found here: NATECLA Scotland Conference Day

Any initial questions, please contact Pauline Blake-Johnston, NATECLA Scotland Branch Chair on Pauline.Blake-Johnston@sruc.ac.uk and please share around your colleagues and networks – many thanks.


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