Are you a recently qualified teacher who wants to develop the skills and strategies needed so that your EAL pupils do well?
This course gives you the knowledge, supported by up-to-date research, about how your pupils can acquire academic English in the mainstream whilst also learning the curriculum. It shows you how to set cognitive challenge and increase EAL pupils’ confidence in themselves as multilingual learners. Based on key EAL theories, including some reading between sessions, the course is very practical. You will be asked to focus on some of the pupils you teach, and allocated gap tasks to try out the strategies discussed in the sessions with these pupils’ needs in mind. Critical reflection with other delegates and the EAL lead in your school about the challenges and successes you experience will then support further collaborative learning. By the end of the course, you will have increased your understanding and hands on experience of the tools necessary to teach EAL pupils of all stages of proficiency within the mainstream curriculum.
The course is delivered over five 1.5 hour twilight sessions, on Mondays from 4 to 5.30 online. It is aimed at recently qualified teachers in Key Stages 1 to 4.