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Unlocking the ESOL Mindset

Delivering a workshop at a national conference by Colette Butterworth & Sue Primrose This year the NATECLA (National Association for Teaching English and Other Community Languages to Adults) conference was held in Birmingham.  This national, annual conference is a huge event that is held specifically for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) practitioners.  This […]

Teaching Basic Literacy – Quick and easy strategies for the toolkit

Teaching basic literacy by Chloe Hynes    In recent years we have become increasingly more concerned with social practice approaches to ELT (English Language Teaching) pedagogy as opposed to a focus on skills (a bottom up approach encouraged by Skills for Life strategy). In her workshop: ‘Teaching Basic Literacy Skills’, Anne-Margaret Smith (ELT Well) suggested […]

Writing a Great Blog for PDNorth

If you’re even reading this, somewhere in your head is the thought that you might write a blog here, for PDNorth. Kudos to you!   The very best blogs are those you write in your own voice – and that’s the point of the PDNorth blog, to hear voices from across the North of England. […]