Introducing Creative Activities in Class

Alan Maley, author of Alan Maley’s 50 Creative Activities, one of the Pocket editions in our Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers series, explores how you introduce creative activities in to your classroom so that your students develop more critical and exploratory mindsets.

Introducing Creative Activities




COSLA Learning Event – 11th June

As part of COSLA’s work with the Home Office in supporting refugee resettlement in Scotland we are holding an ESOL Learning Event on 11 June.

We are welcoming tutors and teachers who are involved in the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (SVPRS) to participate.

The event aims to give practical advice for dealing with this cohort in the classroom, through a series of interactive workshops. Themes will include: dealing with the effects of trauma in the classroom and its impact on the learning process; tried and tested methods in teaching literacies; and peer learning & innovative practice. Importantly there will be opportunities for attendees to network and share their experiences of their SVPRS work to date.

The event will be streamed live (and free) on a webcast via your browser and a link will be distributed nearer the time. Please select the webinar option on Eventbrite if you wish to receive the link.

Attending the event at our conference centre is also free but ticketed, owing to limited capacity. All attendees must register in advance. If there is a waiting list we may ask organisations to consider sending only a couple of attendees, while the others enjoy the webcast, and regrettably priority for in-person attendance will be given to those working directly on the SVPRS.

Talks will be recorded to watch after the event.

Please share the registration link (below) with any individuals who might benefit from this event.

COSLA’s Learning Event Booking

 Best wishes,

Peter Broomfield

COSLA – Migration, Population & Diversity Team

New ESOL Plus courses – West College Scotland

Hi All,

West College Scotland are offering a number of full-time courses for 2018-19 in ESOL Plus other subjects.  They still have places on their ESOL Plus Travel and Tourism (SCQF 5) course, which they’re offering at Clydebank and Paisley Campuses:

More information on this course and how to apply is available here:

ESOL with Travel & Tourism

They are also recruiting for courses in ESOL Plus Business and Finance, ESOL Plus Hospitality and ESOL Plus Care. These are all in addition to their general ESOL programmes.

A full list of their ESOL and ESOL Plus programmes is available here:

All ESOL Courses

 ESOL Plus Travel and Tourism - Social Media 



ELT Services Literacies Workshop

Hi Folks,

We posted before about ELT Services up and coming workshops, and just to let you know there are still a couple of places remaining in the ELT Services workshop entitled “Teaching ESOL Literacies Learners – a step-by-step approach”.

It is to be held in Edinburgh on Saturday 2nd June. This seminar is specifically aimed at teachers of ESOL literacies learners. We will discuss the unique challenges this type of teaching presents and explore different ways of addressing them. A logical, practical, step-by-step approach will be presented to help guide teachers. A range of activities and learning resources will be demonstrated and practised throughout the seminar. Further details can be found on the attached flyer.

June 2018 Literacies Flyer