NATESOL CONFERENCE 2016 – Humanising Technology: Practical and Realistic Strategies for the Second Language Classroom

Date: Saturday, 7th May, 2016, 9.00am to 5 pm

Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University
Brook Building, Birley Fields Campus,
53 Bonsall Street, Manchester,M15 6GX

More presentations, more publisher stands, more space.

We are delighted to announce that we have put together a wider-ranging programme than usual, with a choice of three different speakers in our four parallel sessions.

We have added interest from the publishers this year, with six committed so far to setting up stands.

We are also in a new, spacious and state of the art venue at MMU Birley Fields. Add two excellent, internationally known, plenary speakers and we think we have a Conference you can’t afford to miss, and one that is unbeatable on value for money.

Register now with our Membership Secretary, Jonathan Nicolson at
NATESOL members and speakers – £30
Non-members/publishers – £40
Students and concessions – £15
Lunch, coffee and tea are included in the Conference fee.

Map/travel info available at:

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See also the NATESOL website at

Plenary speakers:

Sophia Mavridi, Ed Tech Consultant, IATEFL LT-SIG Joint Co-Ordinator, ‘Don’t Judge a Tool by its Cover.’.

Gary Motteram, University of Manchester. ‘Humanising the digital in language learning’.

Parallel session speakers:

Elizabeth Allen, University of Bristol, ‘How can Sonocent Audio Notetaker develop students’ listening & speaking skills?’.

Joseph Bleazard, Kaplan International English, Liverpool, ‘Using IT to write collaboratively’.

Stephanie Dimond-Bayir, Anglia Ruskin University (Sponsored by CUP) ‘Tools or toys? Targeting technology for progress’.

Ben Dobbs, BD Communications, ‘Using technology for great business English lessons’.

Ryan Ellershaw, MAES, ‘In ‘Kahoots’ with technology: quick wins for assessing learning’.

Hazel Leigh, Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English, (NATESOL Teacher Development Scholarship winner).’Supporting the development of volunteer ESOL tutors’.