Emancipating, indoctrinating, or somewhere in between? Exploring the purpose of ESOL in Scotland
This workshop invites ESOL practitioners to explore their practice by analysing its impact, not just on learners but on the society they are now a part of. Participants will examine the effectiveness of courses and activities in terms of what they allow learners to do as members of Scottish society, sharing and developing practical ideas for making the ESOL classroom a source of positive transformation as well as one of effective language learning.
Steve Brown started his ELT career in 1993 as a volunteer in Mongolia. A period with International House included spells in Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary and South Africa, where he was Director of Studies and a CELTA trainer. Steve has worked in the Scottish FE sector since 2002 in various lecturing, teacher training and management roles. He is currently Curriculum and Quality Leader for the Languages department at West College Scotland, and is also studying for an EdD at Glasgow University.