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Trinity ESOL are running a series of free information events for ESOL teachers in March. Dates include 3rd March - Bristol, 5th March - London and 10th March - Newcastle. See the article below for full details.

Other forthcoming events: you'll find information on LLUK events relating to the teacher qualifications framework; an ESOL event in the North West; the NRDC International Conference and three national Workplace Skills for Life conferences.

A Skills for Life Network member would like suggestions for resources to develop speaking and listening skills. Contact Us with your suggestions and we'll forward these to her. We'll also collate your contributions into an article and post this on the site in the near future.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Trinity College London, the international examinations board, is running support seminars and workshops for ESOL teachers in March 2008

Trinity UK ESOL and TESOL Events – March 2008
Trinity College London, the international examinations board, is running support seminars and workshops for ESOL teachers in March 2008

Resources

We introduce Mehdi’s Story by Julia Paillier, a new ESOL beginner reader with a comprehensive set of tutor resources on CD-ROM, mapped to the ESOL curriculum

Gatehouse Books® - a great selection of beginner reader books
We introduce Mehdi’s Story by Julia Paillier, a new ESOL beginner reader with a comprehensive set of tutor resources on CD-ROM, mapped to the ESOL curriculum

abc Production currently has 23 titles available

Photocopiable literacy resources from abc Production
abc Production currently has 23 titles available

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Jobs

Prison Service College, Midlands - applicants from other parts of the country will be considered

Essential Skills Team Leader
Prison Service College, Midlands - applicants from other parts of the country will be considered. Closing date 22 Feb 2008

Stockton Riverside College, North East

Lecturer in Key Skills/Skills for Life (2 full time, permanent positions)
Stockton Riverside College, North East. Closing date 6 Feb 2008

IB2K Limited, Scunthorpe, Yorkshire and the Humber

Skills for Life and Employability Tutor
IB2K Limited, Scunthorpe, Yorkshire and the Humber. Closing date 22 Feb 2008

Adult training and development organisation, Newcastle upon Tyne, North East

Skills for Life Programme Leader
Adult training and development organisation, Newcastle upon Tyne, North East. Closing date 29 Feb 2008

Durham County Council Education in the Community, North East

Skills for Life Tutor & Internal Verifier / Moderator
Durham County Council Education in the Community, North East. Closing date 15 Feb 2008

Dyslexia Action - part-time posts available in Bolton, Oldham, Norwich

Skills for Life Tutors
Dyslexia Action - part-time posts available in Bolton, Oldham, Norwich. Closing date 15 Feb 2008

WEA North East Region

Tutors - Literacy, Numeracy and ESOL
WEA North East Region. Closing date 15 Feb 2008

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Knowledgebase

ESOL Skills for Life Listening Materials
This suite of Skills for Life materials is now available as a series of Moodle courses

ICT Skill for Life on-line CPD course
The next on-line course will start on 13 February 2008, with full fees paid for the first 50 participants

Key Skills Support Programme courses
Information on three more series of regional courses for Spring 2008

LLUK National Dissemination and Consultation Events
LLUK will be hosting 5 events in February to disseminate current information relating to the teacher qualifications framework

North West ESOL Event
'Speaking the Same Language' 18 February 2008, Lancashire County Cricket Ground

NRDC International Conference 2008
Thursday 7 March and Friday 8 March 2008 Hayley Conference Centre, Eastwood Hall, Eastwood, Nottingham, UK

Skills for Life Network News
An update on developments at Skills for Life Network

Skills for Life: an Employer Perspective - three National Conferences
Why develop a business case for Skills for Life?

Teaching Reading and Supporting ESOL Learners
Skills for Life Improvement Programme: two free courses for practitioners based in the Humber sub-region

The Vital Link reading for pleasure survey
In order to provide a picture of the role of reading for pleasure and links with libraries in Skills for Life delivery at the start of the National Year of Reading, The Vital Link is running a practitioner survey

Volunteer Learning Mentors
Rainer South Yorkshire has opportunities for volunteer learning mentors to support Skills for Life learners in their Sheffield office

Workplace Basic Skills Impact Evaluation Toolkit Project (WoLLNET)
An opportunity to take part in an important online survey and the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher

Young People and Libraries: Conference Sheds Light on Future
A landmark conference has heralded a new era for libraries‘ work with young people

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