NATE Conference 2013 - The time is out of joint: English under pressure

Friday June 28, 2013 to Sunday June 30, 2013
Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon

The annual conference of the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE) is always special. But given that 2013 is NATE’s 50th birthday, this year’s will be extra-special... and where could be more suitable to mark such an occasion than the world’s Shakespeare capital – Stratford-upon-Avon!

Conference 2013
Sponsored by Cambridge International Examinations
NATE Conference is sponsored by Cambridge International Examinations

Keep up to date by visiting the Conference group on the NATE Network

Delegate reactions to Conference 2012 on video below or on Vimeo. Hear three more enthusiasts in the Conference podcast. More about last year here 

NATE Conference 2013 - The time is out of joint: English under pressure - will take place in the Warwickshire town between Friday 28th and Sunday 30th June.


The booking form is a user-friendly Word document.  Please complete it and email to You can, if you wish, fax it to 0114 255 5296. If you have any queries and/or wish to pay by card over the phone, please call NATE Office on 0114 255 5419.

Accommodation is almost fully booked - please call the office on 0114 255 5419 to check availability. Non-residential places are still available.

Bookings are now closed

Whatever your role and interests in English education, there is something for you. This year’s programme features a choice of 25 workshops, more than 30 seminars, NATE’s biggest-ever research strand, an already sold-out resources exhibition plus a mix of social events.

Some highlights:

  • excellent, discounted seats for Royal Shakespeare Company productions of either As You Like It or Titus Andronicus (now fully booked)
  • CPD on primary and secondary grammar, phonics and spelling (much needed… see the new National Curriculum!); the new Creative Writing A level; EAL and much more
  • a debate on film in English with Mark Reid of the BFI and Danny Leigh from BBC’s Film 2013
  • free entry to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
  • poetry and drama performances

A teacher trainer, a new teacher and an exhibitor explain
why Conference is such a valuable experience


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