Skills for EAL Teacher Educators: Train the Trainer

31 August 2018 10:00 am - 16:00 pm

This course is for teacher educators who are seeking inspiring ways to facilitate effective, long-lasting and transferable teacher learning. This evidence-informed, practical course will enable practitioners to confidently plan and effectively teach trainees and teachers on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes, by:

  • Exploring key principles and methodology for presenting EAL content in teacher education sessions
  • Introducing a flexible framework for planning teacher education sessions
  • Matching training goals with appropriate techniques, strategies and activities for impactful teacher learning

This course covers:

  • Evidence-informed practice in planning ITE and/or CPD sessions for (trainee) teachers on EAL
  • Practices that effectively support or hinder teacher learning in ITE/CPD sessions
  • A range of methods and resources for teaching teachers
  • A framework for teacher planning sessions
  • Opportunities to share ideas and engage with fellow practitioners

This course is suitable for:

  • Qualified teachers with substantial experience in EAL
  • EAL co-ordinators and specialists who currently deliver EAL sessions in ITE and CPD settings


Please download the course flyer: Skills for EAL Teacher Educators Course 2018


“Attending the Train the Trainer day gave attendees an opportunity to explore a range of delivery models and to review their current practice in the light of shared ideas and experiences. The focus throughout the day was on improving practice and of exploring ways of maximising the impact of training on EAL for all trainees. The luxury of having time to work with experienced colleagues was an added bonus.”  EAL Consultant (2017 Summer School participant)


100% recommendation rate, 2017 Train the Trainer course


This course is part of The Bell Foundation’s Summer School 2018 which consists of five one-day EAL training courses.



To book on this course please click on the ‘Register Now’ button at either the top or the bottom of this page.  This will take you to another site, if you are unable to make payment for the course through this site please contact The Bell Foundation, and include ‘Summer School’ in the subject line and the name of the course in the body of the email.

Full joining instructions will be sent to participants one month prior to the course.


£180 (includes lunch and refreshments)


This course will be held at the Bell School Cambridge which provides modern teaching facilities set within beautiful grounds near the centre of Cambridge and the railway station.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Limited car parking is available on site on a first come first served basis. Please highlight whether you will require a car parking space by contacting The Bell Foundation at It is not possible to guarantee a car parking space however the Foundation will accommodate requests where possible.

The nearest mainline railway station is: Cambridge. There is a taxi rank at the station and buses run from there to the venue on a regular basis.

Further information on directions and travel options will be provided in the joining instructions.


Lunch and light refreshments are included as part of your ticket price. If you have any dietary requirements please email including ‘Summer School 2018’ in the subject line and the name of the course in the email.


Accommodation is not provided with the workshop. However, there are many hotels near the venue, details of which will be sent out with the joining instructions.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions regarding this course, or the full Summer School programme, please call the team on 01223 275588 or email including ‘Summer School 2018’ in the subject line and the name of the course in the main body of the email.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring your ticket with you (either on your phone or a printed copy) and present it to the Welcome team on arrival.

Your data

As a result of you registering for this course The Bell Foundation will retain your personal data (including your name, address, email address, dietary requirements and any additional information you provide) which will be processed to fulfil the Foundation’s contractual obligations to you as a participant of this course. The Foundation will retain this data for six years after the completion of the course in line with normal statutory requirements.

If you wish to receive details of future events, EAL resources and research and other relevant information from The Bell Foundation please tick ‘Yes’ when asked about future mailings on the ‘Checkout’ page on the booking site as without this consent the Foundation can only send you information directly related to this course. The Bell Foundation does not share any data with other third parties.