ESOLSIG PCE 2023: ESOL in the 2020s: Changing the Story, Challenging the Narrative

Join IATEFL English for Speakers of Other Languages Special Interest Group (ESOLSIG) for their 2023 Pre-Conference Event on 17 April 2023.

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This year’s ESOL SIG Pre - Conference Event (PCE) celebrates the opportunity to embrace an alternative pedagogic tool or strategy, such as the use of storytelling in the classroom. This PCE will advocate the advantages of using storytelling as an educational tool in learning and teaching to enhance learners’ language and literacy skills and to encourage learner engagement and interaction in the language classroom. We will explore how storytelling activities can be used to improve understanding, motivate oral discussion and increase and promote interesting language usage in all four skills. 

This ESOL SIG PCE  is also an opportunity to share experiences and discuss the challenges regarding daily practices and what this reflects about our ESOL landscapes beyond the classroom concerning policy, strategy, funding and resources. This will provide the prospect of discussing ways ESOL communities can mobilise and ‘galvanise’ to challenge the current ESOL narrative. It provides an opening for learners, practitioners, coordinators, and employers to be heard – to contribute in a representative way to debates and consultation about ESOL issues (policy/daily practice) - thereby asserting their perspective within ESOL landscapes. 

Note: Online booking is now closed - however you can register and pay on site, on the day of the event.

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Event details

Event type:

SIG Event


17/04/2023 - 10:00 until 17/04/2023 - 17:00 UK time


Harrogate Convention Centre and Crowne Plaza Hotel
Kings Road
United Kingdom


Standard fees: From 12 January 2023
IATEFL members: 73GBP
Non-members: 86GBP

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