Talking English: British Library Teacher Conference(TalkEng18)

Provider: British Library
£150.00 + VAT General admission
£25.00 + VAT Concessionary rate

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Description One-day conference for English Language teachers at secondary and FE level, Saturday 10 March 2018
Duration 1 day (6 hours)

British Library's website
Categories Secondary, Teaching and Learning, Further education, 14-19, KS4, English / Literacy, Subject Knowledge, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Outcomes for teaching staff:

  • Develop subject knowledge in teaching A Level English Language
  • Increase confidence in teaching challenging aspects of the qualification
  • Access a range of free practical resources to support classroom teaching


Evidence underpinning this approach

The British Library's extensive collection and curatorial expertise combined with the specialist knowledge of relevant academics, researchers and experts in their field makes this a highly relevant day for Secondary and FE teachers

How users/participants can evaluate success

Impact may be measured by:

  • Improve understanding of key subject areas
  • Develop teaching approaching with access to new resource material
  • Support teaching and learning
Follow-up activities and support
  • Links to free resources and British Library online collection spaces will be sent to delegates after the event
  • The day includes opportuntities for networking and discussion and intersted teachers may join the British Library's Teacher Network

Conference featuring inspiring talks and practical workshops to support and develop subject knowledge and reinvigorate English language teaching. Aimed at Secondary and FE teachers of English Language, this conference has particular relevance to A Level.

The day will offer a choice of workshop sessions and a range of keynotes, offering specialist insights and practical resources to support your teaching. Across the day, sessions will explore key topics including global English, language variation and change and language acquisition.

Keynote speakers and workshop leaders include:

  • Professors Devyani Sharma and Jenny Cheshire of Queen Mary University of London
  • Kim Ballard, author of The Frameworks of English, Interpreting Texts and The Stories of Linguistics
  • British Library educator Julian Walker
  • Dan Clayton, Education Consultant at the English and Media Centre

Lunch is included as are opportunities for networking with contributors and delegates, plus the chance to engage with British Library online resources. The day will culminate in a panel Q&A.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.