NATECLA National Conference 2012
Date posted: 28 May 2012
Hope Park, Liverpool Hope University, Taggart Ave, Liverpool, Merseyside L16 9JD.
The NATECLA conference and exhibition runs from 4pm Friday 6th July until after lunch on Sunday 8th July.
The full workshop list and workshop booking for the NATECLA annual conference is now available.
'The Mystery and Magic of Language' is the theme for NATECLA's thirty-fourth National Conference as we consider the fascinating process of acquiring, learning and using language. Learning to distinguish patterns and make associations - the magic moment when we realise that everything has a name - is all part of the journey to communication and the mysterious bond that ties humanity together. Come to the Liverpool conference and explore these themes and much more besides.
This year promises to be one of the most stimulating and 'magical' conferences yet. The programme offers a varied and exciting choice of workshops at every session during the weekend, covering all aspects of practice and research, delivered by presenters with a wealth of experience to share. There will be an opportunity to network with colleagues, browse and buy at the resources exhibition and relax in pleasant surroundings with delicious food and excellent company.
We are delighted that Marina Lewycka has accepted our invitation to give the keynote address on Friday evening. Marina is a successful author and her books include: 'A Short History of tractors in Ukrainian' (which has sold over a million copies in the UK), 'Two Caravans' and 'We are All Made of Glue'. Being a writer links in well with the conference theme - Marina says she started writing because it was 'the sounds and rhythms that captivated me - it was like creating my own magic spells.'
On Saturday and Sunday there will be a diverse range of workshops on offer, delivered by both new and familiar faces to NATECLA on themes ranging from taking the fear out of phonology to international ESOL, from practical teaching tips to web-based homework.