Challenge and Change in TESOL
Saturday 15th May 2021
We would like to thank all the speakers and attendees who made this day such a success. If you did not attend but you would like access to the recordings, you can become a member of NATESOL.
Dr Judith Hanks, University of Leeds
Julie Moore, Lexicographer & ELT Writer
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.
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME MAY 2021
|All times are BST||Zoom Room 1||Zoom Room 2||Zoom Room 3|
|10.00am||Welcome & Introduction|
|10.15am – 11.05am||Plenary 1|
Julie Moore, Lexicographer and ELT Writer
Language change and the learner: from buzzwords to basics
|11.10am – 11.50am||Dr Michael Hepworth |
(University of Sunderland)
Challenging neo-liberalism and changing the world: what can punk pedagogy offer the language education of adult migrants?
(Associate Professor, University of Adelphi)
Can I trust it?: Critically Examining Language Ideologies in Free Online Materials
Multilingual spaces: the benefits of using languages other than English in your online and face-to-face classes
|1pm – 1.50pm||Plenary 2|
Dr Judith Hanks
(University of Leeds)
Challenging change: Exploratory Practice, Mentoring & Quality of Life in Language Teaching
|1.55pm – 2.15pm||Emily Downes |
(University of Essex)
Building Academic Literacy and Fostering Rapport through use of Memes in the Tertiary EAP Classroom
|Aurelia Cristiana Serban|
(University of Sheffield)
Peer Collaboration in Online Delivery. An Investigation of Cooperation between Language Tutors in Higher Education during Covid-19 Conditions
Ph.D. (Ruppin Academic Center)
Reassessing Assessment: Using Project-based Language Learning as an Alternative to Exams
|2.20pm – 2.40pm||Rachael Boon |
(University of Manchester)
Encouraging students to plan their writing on a Pre-sessional EAP Course
|Sharon Hartle & Giorgia Andeolli |
(University of Verona)
Lessons learned by university teachers and students in Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) classrooms: what can be applied going forward?
|Nathan Thomas & Gabor Lucski|
(UCL Institute of Education)
Resilience in the face of emergency remote teaching: EAL pupils’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic
Q&A or open discussion
Conference Fees 2021
|Unwaged and students||£3|
|Certificates of attendance Certificate for speakers (free)||Free to members |
£10 for non-members