English Language Webinars

Trinity organises events and various webinar series throughout the year. Most Trinity-organised events are free, but may require advance registration.

Active Reading with Authentic Materials

This session looked at using a variety of authentic materials in the ESOL classroom and how they can be used to promote a variety of reading skills including critical thinking.

During the webinar, the presenter explored:

  • What authentic materials are
  • The benefits (and potential challenges) of using authentic materials in the classroom
  • Examples of different types of authentic materials and how they can be exploited
  • Ideas for creating tasks which are suitable for different levels
  • Ways of using infographics



Concerned that authentic materials are too challenging for lower levels? This session demonstrated that they can be equally as useful as an entry leveled text and can be used in mixed-ability classes. They can also lend themselves to the development of skills in writing, speaking & listening.


About the presenter

Rachel has over thirty years of experience in education. She has worked as a teacher, a trainer, a Curriculum Manager and a Senior Manager. Specialising in ESOL, EFL and languages, she has worked in many settings including private language schools, Work-based Learning, Adult Community Learning and Offender Learning. Rachel specialises in teacher training, in creating bespoke CPD courses and has a keen interest in embedding, contextualising and resource development, as well as digital technologies and neurodiversity. Rachel, a qualified teacher with Advanced Teacher Status, has written numerous training courses for leading support agencies and FE providers. She is currently National Co-Chair of the National Association of Teaching English and Community Languages to Adults (NATECLA).






About the Transformative Teachers Webinar Series

The Transformative Teachers webinar series is aimed at English language teaching professionals who would like to participate in regular development opportunities.

See all Transformative Teacher Webinars, and find out more about the series at:




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Topics: English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Transformative Teachers


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Wed 29 November, 4:00PM (Uk time)
During this webinar, the presenter will look at the underlying principles of all Trinity exams which are learner-centred, motivating, designed to assess communicative competence and promote the development of transferable skills for real-life communication.
Enhancing ESOL Accessibility: Sharing Strategies to Support Language Learners
Wed 13 December, 4:00PM (UK time)
ESOL accessibility refers to the availability and ease of access to language programmes and services for non-native English speakers. Join us as we delve into ways to support and navigate the challenges of limited resources to empower language learners to become active and engaged members of their community.

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