NATESOL Annual Conference 2021

Challenge and Change in TESOL 

Saturday 15th May 2021

Online via Zoom


Plenary speakers 

Dr Judith Hanks (University of Leeds)

Julie Moore, OUP sponsored speaker

Call for Papers

2020 will be remembered for the huge changes and challenges that it presented across all aspects of life. In the field of English language teaching the challenges have been many and varied, encompassing the rapid pivot to online teaching, fast learning of all kinds of technology, getting to grips with new and shifting teaching contexts, and managing our own and our learners’ well-being. 

We would like to take the opportunity at this conference to share responses to those challenges, as well as thinking more broadly about the context of TESOL and the world beyond Covid. 

The 2021 NATESOL conference provides the opportunity to address some of these questions, to share excellent practice, and meet fellow teachers in a friendly and open atmosphere. 

Themes which presenters may wish to address: 

  • Responding to teaching in the pandemic
  • Responding to political change and social justice, 
  • Institutional change 
  • Linguistic change (multi-literacies, trans-languaging, English as a lingua franca)
  • Technological change (blended learning, mobile learning, distance)
  • Methodological and curriculum design changes and challenges 
  • Inclusive teaching
  • Embodied learning and teaching: emotions in language learning and teaching 
  • Management of change 

We welcome proposals from practising ELT professionals which will be of practical interest to our membership. 

We invite individual or joint proposals for interactive talks of 30 minutes (plus 10 mins Q&A) or shorter presentations of 15 minutes (5 mins Q&A). 

Please complete the proposal form

You can find information about previous conference presentations and Guidelines for Speakers here. 

Deadline for proposals: 31st March 2021

Conference fees

Member (attendance) £55£5 (plus eventbrite fee)
Non-member (attendance) £65£7 (plus eventbrite fee)
Speaker £55£3 (plus eventbrite fee)
Unwaged and students £25 £3 (plus eventbrite fee)
Certificates of attendance Certificate for speakers (free)Free to members 
£10 for non-members


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