NATECLA National Conference 2018

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NATECLA is delighted to announce details of the National Conference 2018. This leading event in the UK ESOL calendar promises to provide ESOL and ELT/EFL professionals with the highest quality CPD opportunity – an array of workshops as well as opportunities to network with colleagues and browse and buy at the resources exhibition:

  • DATE: Friday 6 July (from 13:00) to Saturday 7 July 2018 (closes at 17:15)
  • VENUE: Conference Aston, Aston University, Aston Street, Birmingham B4 7ET (within walking distance of Birmingham New Street Station)

Click on the link to book your place: NATECLA National Conference Booking

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Annual IATEFL Conference, 10-13 April 2018, Brighton


Join us at the IATEFL International Conference and Exhibition 2018 in Brighton!

  • 11 Pre-Conference Events
  • Over 700 presentations, talks, workshops and panel discussions over 4 days
  • An ELT exhibition with over 50 exhibitors
  • 3,000 ELT professionals from around the world

Join us in Brighton between 10 – 13 April 2018 for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 days, as well as 9 April for our Pre-Conference Events, and boost your professional knowledge, make contacts with others in your field of ELT, see what’s new and be part of the global English language teaching community.

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NATECLA National Conference 2018

Hi All,

NATECLA have just secured their exciting new venue for 2018’s National Conference; Conference Aston close to Birmingham city centre. As a result, we are currently inviting applications from workshop leaders with an interest in ESOL and English Language Teaching to deliver relevant sessions:

  • DATE: Friday 6 to Saturday 7 July 2018
  • VENUE: Conference Aston, Birmingham B4 7ET
  • DEADLINE for submissions: Sunday 12 November 2017

Workshop themes

We encourage applications from workshop leaders with an interest in ESOL and English Language Teaching. Your workshop should appeal to ESOL AND ELT teachers, managers and other related professionals practising in the UK. We welcome proposals on topics including:

  • Practical teaching skills
  • Using ICT in the ESOL / ELT classroom
  • ESOL assessment
  • 14-19 ESOL learning
  • Pre-entry learning
  • Accreditation
  • ESOL / ELT research

Find out more and submit your proposal




NATESOL Event with Sarah Telfer

NATESOL event: Sarah Telfer: ‘The use of storytelling and personal anecdotes to teach grammar in the ESOL classroom’

  • WHEN: Thursday, 19th October, 2017
  • TIME: 6.00 pm Registration, Event 6.30 pm -7.45 pm 
  • WHERE: Manchester Metropolitan University, Brooks Building       

This workshop, run by one of NATECLA’s most highly rated trainers, Sarah Telfer, will explore the use of storytelling and anecdotal stories as a grammar teaching technique in the literacy and language classroom. It will discuss the advantages of using storytelling as a pedagogic tool in learning and teaching to enhance learners’ communication skills and to encourage learner engagement and interaction in grammar teaching.

Find out more about this event

Annual conference on English, Maths and ESOL: Impact and innovation.

Annual conference on English, Maths and ESOL: Impact and innovation.

  • Thursday 9 November 2017 | London

 NATECLA is delighted to be a partner for this annual event.
This year’s conference aims to showcase impact and innovation in adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL practice, in response to familiar challenges and new developments.  At a time of declining participation rates in basic skills learning, new policy announcements such as digital as a ‘third basic skill’, and ongoing reform of Functional Skills qualifications, it is vital to share examples of innovative and effective practices. 


(D)Evolving Education: a partnership event with Ascentis

NATECLA is delighted to be Ascentis’ main partner for their annual conference and have secured significant discounts for our members:

  • DATE: Friday 8th December, 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • LOCATION: Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London WC1N 1HT
  • TICKET PRICES: £96.61 (for NATECLA members only – includes 10% discount. Use code NATECLA10 on Evntbrite). £120.76 (non-NATECLA members)

Times have never been so challenging in the education world, and especially the FE sector.  There are many significant, sometimes seemingly conflicting changes ahead and many unanswered questions on everyone’s minds;

  • How will funding work after devolution?
  • How will the post-16 review affect our provision?
  • How can I lead my team through this time of upheaval and remain motivated?
  • How can we innovate to ensure our provision is relevant, up to date, and profitable?
  • How can we embed British Values whilst balancing true integration in our centre and community?

Find out answers to these questions and more by booking for the event