NATE Working Groups

NATE’s Working Groups (formerly known as Committees) have played a crucial role in the association’s history, working to formulate and promulgate progressive ideas about and positions on specific aspects of teaching English, and to help the association shape its responses to policy and curriculum change and development. Working Groups help individuals to participate in constructive and developmental discussions with other experts in their field. Find out more on the right of this page.


  • to reflect on developments in curriculum and assessment in English
  • to develop responses to current conditions and issues
  • to develop advice for teachers on progressive approaches and strategies
  • to collaborate with other specialists and share good practice