NATECLA conference success for WEA Eastern


Rachel Turner (Education Coordinator, WEA Eastern) and Elizabeth Butterworth () presented a workshop at the national NATECLA (National Association of Teaching English and Community Languages to Adults) conference at Aston University in Birmingham this weekend.

For 40 years, NATECLA has shared expertise and participated in new developments in the specialised ESOL field. 

Individual members work in colleges, adult education centres and in the community, as teachers, managers, examiners and assessors, inspectors and teacher trainers.  NATECLA holds an annual conference, which has been an established event in the ESOL calendar for many years.  NATECLA also organises regional training events for ESOL practitioners and has an active branch network.  NATECLA publications include NATECLA News, which keeps members informed on national developments in ESOL, and an academic journal Language Issues. 

‘The impact of digital tools on teaching and learning in the ESOL classroom’ included demonstrations of tools such as Padlet, Menti, Plickers, Slido and Kahoot. Our own Padlet page for the workshop can be seen, with comments from delegates and some photos: https://padlet.com/rturner22/NATECLA2019