POSTPONED – ESOL Teacher Training: Community Organising for ESOL Teachers
Please note that this event has been postponed to a date in 2022 (TBC). Please subscribe to our newsletter to get updates on when we’re running it next.
This workshop will help ESOL teachers learn about community organising (CO) and how
they can train their students in CO methods. Community organising is about building the capacity of ordinary people to effect change. EFA has always done community organising as an integral part of our participatory ESOL, learning from organisations such as Citizens UK, COLtd, Acorn and HASL. EFA’s community organising centres on three key concepts, equally important inside and outside of the classroom: listening, power and action.
This one-day session will help teachers to train their students in community organising. We will discuss what CO is and what it isn’t (compared to campaigning, mobilising, labour organising etc.) and what its purpose is. Participants will learn about the importance of deep listening to community organising and how to do it and train their students to do it. We will then focus on power and learn how to do a power analysis and how it might work with students. Finally we will share experiences of organising and taking action, and look at why it’s a fundamental part of the CO process and how to approach taking action with ESOL students.
Throughout the training we will consider how all this fits with participatory ESOL and language learning more generally.
Sponsored by employer: £60
For more information on our ESOL teacher training offerings, please check out our current training brochure.