wordle of welcome in different languages

Our branch aims to bring organisations working in the field of ESOL and community languages closer together. Our aim is to share news and good practice from the diverse work happening across the region.

Events & Training

All webinars cost: NATECLA members £5, non- members £25

The East of England and Midlands are joining forces to bring you the next regional conference – 19 March 2021
14:00 – 16:30

It is all being planned – the theme around all things digital, so watch this space!

The deadline is Thursday 4!
Call for workshop leaders – if you are interested in running a workshop at our March conference, please do get in touch with Lisa. Themes include, but exclusive to:

  • Embedding ICT skills in ESOL (in online and classroom teaching)
  • Assessment (Online)
  • Working with mixed levels in online classes
  • Classroom management in online classes
  • Motivating young learners in online classes
  • Developing independent learning and self-study skills

We are currently planning webinars and training for 2021.


Feel free to use this ever-growing bank of resources for ESOL practitioners and learners.

Online resources

Blogs, Books & Coursebooks

Updated & translated
Covid related advice for ESOL learners

Covid advice videos to share with your learners as lockdown eases

News, Updates & Blog

Read about news and stories from the Eastern region.

Spring Term ESOL Forum Online
Join us for another useful forum to discuss and share online teaching experiences.
Date: Friday 22 Jan 2021
Time: 15:30
Register here for the Forum via Eventbrite

September ESOL Forum Online.
As always, these Natecla forums are to share updates, good practice & ESOL news. The forum focused on Current models of delivery & lessons learnt from last term and Online initial assessments….read more

Annual Regional Conference 2020

The annual regional conference took place  at Colchester Institute on Friday 13th March 2020.  For full conference photos and presentations, please see the conference Padlet here.

Follow us on Twitter


Join us every Monday at 8PM for lively discussions on topical issues surrounding ESOL.
Remember to search for #ESOLchat.
And always RW #NateclaEast and #ESOL so we can follow you too.

Drop us a line

We would love to hear from you if you have any news stories to share! If you just have  any comments or suggestions, please follow the link.

Contact us

Join the NATECLA EoE community

Why join? Being part of a dedicated network helps you directly.

As a member you can:
– Access low cost, high quality training events.
– Join the campaign to protect ESOL (especially in these times).
– Be a part of sharing information and good practice.

Membership & How to join

About Us

The purpose is to have a NATECLA presence in the East of England again, to share the news and good practice from the diverse work spread across the 6 counties of the East.

Our team of dedicated committee members coordinate annual conferences, training and regular networking events.

If you would like to become involved in the branch activities in anyway, we would love to hear from you.

Find out more about the committee.

View our previous East of England conferences.

First Annual Conference – East of England 15th March 2019

The first annual conference of the East of England branch of NATECLA took place on 15th March 2019 at Cambridge Regional College.

The successful event was attended by around 60 people who benefited from listening to speakers and attending workshops and a teach meet.

To see more information on this event, please click here:

The previous meeting took place on 15th June 2018 at West Suffolk College. Take a look at this here.

Also find out about our inaugural event here.

If you would like to be involved in our branch or attend one of our activities, then we would love to hear from you. You can also send us your stories to share across the region.

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