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Professional Development


NATECLA National association for Teachers of English and Community Languages. The major association for ESOL teachers in the UK

IATEFL International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language

NALA – National Adult Literacy Agency (Ireland)


IATEFL Conference

NATECLA Conferences

ISTEK Conference

Google Teacher Academy UK – Resources and ideas from Google – thanks to @ianaddison for this – explained in this blog post.

Research Centres

LLU+ – Based at London South Bank University

ESOL Research at Leeds

SOAS-UCL Centre for Excellence in the Teaching and Learning of Languages of the Wider World


London Knowledge Lab

Mailing List Excellent mailing list for information about the UK ESOL field, maintained by James Simpson at the University of Leeds. – Adult English Language Acquisition Discussion List, hosted by the the National Institute for Literacy (USA).

UK FE Professional Development links

Subject Learning Coach Programme

The Excellence Gateway – A more accessible version of the CPD resources from the Excellence Gateway – Going for Gold

eCPD Programme




CETT Coaching and Mentoring resources

Functional Skills Forum:


Other Professional Development links

Time Educational Supplement

Guardian Education – Professional development resource from Argentine department of education. – Chilean government project to increase usage of IT in education. – (Another) Chilean government project to increase usage of IT in education. Professional development resource from Uruguayan department of education. – Australia’s free online network for Educators. – Xarxa telematica de Catalunya – Website from Stephen Downes – Big list of professional development resources. – Web 2.0 tutorials


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