Friday 13 March 2015
The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP
ESOL offender learning conference
The British Council and The Bell Foundation warmly invite you to a half-day continuing professional development conference in Birmingham for ESOL tutors, teachers and practitioners working in prison settings, as well as those involved in managing or leading provision of offender education across the UK.
The conference is part of the English Nexus Offender Learning project, which has the aim of connecting ESOL professionals through opportunities for developing practice and knowledge-sharing.
This conference will provide teachers, managers and professionals with an opportunity to:
The English Nexus Offender Learning project is a partnership between the British Council and The Bell Foundation, and is co-funded by the European Integration Fund, to provide support to ESOL teachers and learners in prison contexts, through new resources for learners and continuing professional development for educators.
We are pleased to confirm that places at the conference are free-of-charge. As places are limited, we do recommend booking as soon as possible, to ensure your place is reserved.
Programme (approximate and to be confirmed)
12.00 – 12.30 Welcome lunch and refreshments
12.30 – 12.50 Welcome from the British Council and The Bell Foundation
12.50 – 13.40 Opening plenary: ESOL and offender learning in the UK today + Q&A
Dr Catherine Carroll, Centre for Education in the Criminal Justice System, Institute of Education, London
13.40 – 14.40 Hands-on, practical professional development workshop one
Margaret Simonot, Centre for Education in the Criminal Justice System, Institute of Education, London
14.40 – 15.00 Break and refreshments
15.00 – 16.00 Hands-on, practical professional development workshop two
16.00 – 16.15 Close of the afternoon session
16.15 – 16.45 Networking reception for stakeholder across the UK offender learning sector
16.45 – 17.45 Panel discussion: The challenge of ESOL in prison. Getting the best for ESOL learners in prison.
17.45 – 18.15 Close of sessions and reception
Use #prisonesol for your chance to set the topic for the panel discussion with practitioners, stakeholders and experts in the field of offender learning.
We encourage all those involved in teaching English in the justice system to attend, from diverse backgrounds and roles, with a range of different professional experience (from newly qualified to expert) and from all four UK countries. Find out further information and register your place.
If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Ousmane.Diop@britishcouncil.org.
The British Council Seminar Series takes place across the UK, including once a month in London. The seminars are intended to provoke debate and discussion on current issues in English Language teaching and can contribute to the continuing professional development of English Language teachers based in, or visiting, the United Kingdom.
Every seminar is free of charge and includes the opportunity to network with fellow ELT practitioners.
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