ESOL Development Day
Join us for a range of workshops, discussion and networking to develop practice and policy on the delivery of ESOL in Wales. The day includes practical focused sessions designed for tutors , managers and volunteers working within ESOL.
Judy Kirsh delivering an interactive session which will look at how to teach reading and writing to ESOL learners who have no, or very little, literacy in English.
Judy has nearly 30 years experience in the field of English Language Teaching as a teacher, teacher-trainer, external examiner, consultant and materials-writer. Recently, she has been working with Learning Unlimited on various EIF projects. Judy has developed CPD modules for the British Council ESOL Nexus project and has also worked as a CELTA trainer.
We’ll also be joined by Dr Melanie Cooke of King’s College, London. Mel, a Lecturer in ESOL Education has been involved in work to explore the application of participatory pedagogy in ESOL and will share the insights of “Our Languages” project and some of the materials developed from this study.
Clare Crole-Rees, Project Manager for the All Wales Traumatic Stress Quality Improvement Initiative, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, will give an overview of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and how this is presented in refugees and asylum seekers, including some skills and practical exercises for stabilising emotions.
More speakers and a programme for the day will be released shortly.
We have limited concessionary rates available for third sector/voluntary organisations/ESOL volunteers or learners. Please contact Wendy Ellaway-Lock to find out about these rates