EU Settlement e-book

Not sure how the EU Settlement Scheme works, or how to use the app?

This comprehensive but accessible ebook guides you through the settled status application process, helping you to check your eligibility and that of your family members, making sure you have the right documents lined up and avoiding potential pitfalls.

We have also included information on naturalisation for adults and eligibility for/routes to British citizenship for children.

Examples and case studies are used throughout to illustrate complex points.

**please note folks – there is a charge for this book!

Please click HERE to access the book.

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RE-SCHEDULED webinar – Philida Schellekens, 9th October, 7pm

Hi All,

Please see details for a reschedule Webinar for IATEFL ESOL Sig and NATECLA Members – IT problems prevented Philida’s webinar being complete and she’s very kindly rescheduled it for us.

Sign up now not to miss a real legend in ESOL speak.

Philida Schellekens

Creating effective learning activities in the multi-level classroom

9th October 2 pm EST, 7 pm GMT

Please note – this is an IATEFL and NATECLA MEMBERS ONLY webinar

In this session, we will look at the characteristics and contexts that give rise to multi-level language groups and the opportunities and challenges that teachers face.  We will look at activities that work well and review the advantages and disadvantages of strategies to meet students’ individual needs, aka differentiation. This approach has become very popular and yet is not without its critics.  We will explore what research has to say about differentiation and apply John Hattie’s meta-analysis on the most effective strategies to multi-level teaching.

philPhilida Schellekens is an independent consultant, researcher and teacher trainer in the field of language learning and teaching, particularly English language provision for migrants and refugees. More widely, she also provides consulting in EFL, foreign languages, interpreting and translation, and the communication skills of first language English speakers. Philida is an associate inspector in adult and further education and teaches English part-time at Greenwich Community College, both of which enable her to maintain her perspective on – and direct contact with – language learning at all levels.

Philida is an author of the Oxford ESOL Handbook. Other recent publications include: English Language as a Barrier to Employment, Education, and Training (2001) DfES; Language in Construction (2004) CITB; and Full on English: The English language needs of ethnic minority people born in the UK (2005) Birmingham & Solihull LSC.

Click on this link to sign up:


NEW ESOL book to be published in September 2019

Hi All,

Important new book coming out soon – official publishing date is 30th September 2019 – that explores may features of the ESOL Landscape in the UK and Ireland.

It looks promising and features work from some well known faces to NATECLA Scotland – Dr James Simpson, Dr Steve Brown, Diana Tremayne and Dr Mike Chick – not to be missed!

Click HERE for more info.

ESOL Provision in the UK and Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities

Edited By Freda Mishan

Situated within the context of unprecedented levels of inward migration to the UK and Ireland bringing with it all the complexities of integration, this volume focuses on a key aspect of this – language provision. Through the voices of stakeholders in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL), this volume critically examines models of language provision and integration, the relationship between language and identity, developing ESOL practices and ESOL policy. A distinctive feature is the diversity of contributions, ranging from research studies to vignettes presenting living portraits of ESOL practice on the ground. The volume fills an urgent gap in this area, offering a snapshot of the ‘state of the art’ of ESOL in the UK and Ireland and projections of how the needs of new migrants can be addressed into the future.