NALA ESOL Conference – 9 May 2019

Challenging and motivating ESOL students

 

Thursday 9 May 2019 - 9.30 am to 4.00 pm 

The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8

 

Agenda

9.30 Registration: tea and coffee

10.00 Welcome and opening remarks 

Chair: Noelle O’Dwyer, Assistant Manager, Active Inclusion Unit, SOLAS 

10.10 NALA update

Fergus Dolan, Literacies Development Worker, NALA 

10.20 What can we do inside the class, for life outside of the class?

Angus O’Riordan, ESOL tutor, SPIRASI, Dublin Adult Learning Centre, Youth and Education Service

10.40 Challenging and motivating ESOL learners 

Dominik Le Good, English language teacher and trainer

11.00 ESOL for newly arrived adult Syrians and similar communities in Northern Ireland 

Arthur McKeown and Claudia Belloni, Volunteer Coordinators and ESOL trainers, Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre (BURC)

11.20 Planning and delivering basic workplace ESOL classes 

David Golden and John O’Driscoll, ESOL tutors, Tipperary Education and Training Board (ETB)

11.40 Go to workshop

11.45 to 1.15 Workshops:

    A. Challenging and motivating students – Dominik Le Good, English language teacher and trainer

    B. Preparing ESOL students for Cambridge exams – Thomas Barry and Kerry O’Sullivan, ESOL trainers and tutors, Limerick and Clare ETB

    C. Teaching ESOL literacy: tips and resources – Pascal Lally, ESOL literacy tutor, Galway and Roscommon ETB and TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teacher trainer, National University of Ireland Galway

    D. How to use the Scottish ESOL placement tests – Michelle Benson, ESOL trainer and tutor, Limerick and Clare ETB

    E. ESOL resources and techniques for the classroom – Arthur McKeown and Claudia Belloni, ESOL trainers, Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre 

1.15 Lunch

2.30 to 4.00 Workshops:

    F. Learner friendly tech tools for the ESOL classroom – Mohammad Rayhan, English language trainer and teacher

    G. Get them talking! Fun, interactive methodologies for pair work and group work to get your students practicing the target language – Michelle Benson, ESOL trainer and tutor, Limerick and Clare ETB

    H. What can we do inside the class, for life outside of the class? – Angus O’Riordan, ESOL tutor, SPIRASI, Dublin Adult Learning Centre, Youth and Education Service

    I. Planning and delivering basic workplace ESOL classes – David Golden and John O’Driscoll, ESOL tutors, Tipperary ETB 

    J. Preparing ESOL students for Cambridge exams – Thomas Barry and Kerry O’Sullivan 

4.00 Close


Registration fee: 

The conference fee is €30 if: 

  • your organisation is a NALA member; or 
  • you joined NALA as an individual member, paying €25. 

Otherwise, the conference fee is €60 if you are:

  • a member who joined NALA for free; or
  • a non-member. 

Note: If the conference fee is difficult for you or your organisation, please contact Fergus Dolan in NALA at fdolan@nala.ie


Securing your place:

We require payment of the conference fee to secure your place. You can pay directly to NALA by online transfer, credit card, cash or postal order. Alternatively, we can send an invoice to you or your organisation – just select this option on the booking form and let us know where we can send the invoice to. If you have not told us the person and organisation that we should invoice, we will send the invoice directly to you.


Cancellation policy: 

If you register for the event and cannot attend, please let us know. If you cancel without giving us one days’ notice, we will charge you or your organisation the full cost.