Is it English as an Additional Language, a language disorder, or both?
- 22 September 2021
NEW: Guidance and resources for schools and teachers to support pupils who use EAL and their families to help mitigate any learning and language loss experienced during school closures.
This course provides guidance on how you can adapt your teaching to meet the language development needs of pupils who use EAL.
School closures during the Covid-19 pandemic have had a significant impact on children’s learning. While remote and socially distanced learning will have affected most pupils’ attainment and progress, many learners using EAL also experienced language learning loss, having had fewer opportunities to communicate in English and possibly having spent weeks without access to curriculum-based English language teaching.
There is therefore an urgent need to focus on accelerated language development alongside curriculum learning to help compensate for any loss of learning while schools were closed. This online course for school staff provides guidance on how you can adapt your teaching in a responsive way to meet the language development needs of your pupils who use EAL alongside curriculum learning. The course introduces a range of easy-to-use strategies that you can implement immediately into your teaching and learning without lowering expectations of your pupils. Tickets are available for either primary or secondary practitioners.
This three-module online course is designed to work around the busy lives of those working in primary and secondary schools. With three hours of online study over a four-week period, this course enables you to work at a manageable pace with plenty of time to process course content and consider relevance to your context. The course is designed to be highly interactive and collaborative, with opportunities to work with other course participants, course tutors and course material. Module Two consists of a live webinar with opportunities to ask questions and share best practice in real time.
A certificate will be awarded for successful completion of the course.
Ticket sales close Tuesday 14 September 4 pm.
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Pre-webinar online tasks: completed at your own pace over a seven-day period
Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes.
Live interactive webinar with the course tutors
Time commitment: 60 minutes
Post webinar online tasks: completed at your own pace over a two-week period
Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes
Please note: this course is not available to international schools. Please click here to view our upcoming Language for Results International online courses.