Assessing the Language Proficiency of Learners using EAL (Online Course)

This online course teaches school staff how to assess the English proficiency of EAL learners using the Foundation’s Assessment Framework.

This practical online course aims to equip and enable international school staff to embed effective practices for assessing the English language proficiency of pupils who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) in order to inform targeted in-class support, leading to improved learning and educational outcomes for these pupils. The course introduces practitioners to The Bell Foundation’s award-winning EAL Assessment Framework for Schools and provides specialist guidance on using the Framework in a pragmatic and realistic way that can work alongside existing assessment systems.

This three-module course is designed to work around the busy schedules of professionals in schools. With five hours of online study over a four-week period, the course enables participants to work at a manageable pace with plenty of time to process course content and apply relevant insights to their contexts. 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 where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from and with each other in real time.

A certificate will be awarded for successful completion of the course.

Course dates: 7 June – 5 July 2023. 

Ticket sales end Wednesday 31 May 2023 at 4pm UK time (UTC +1).

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Tutors are experienced teacher educators with substantial experience of teaching and assessing learners who use EAL in relevant contexts. Tutors are trained e-moderators and offer friendly, practical specialist support to all participants throughout the course.

Who is this course for?

  • Primary and secondary practitioners.
  • Teaching assistants working in primary and secondary schools.
  • Heads of EAL or EAL co-ordinators.
  • Heads of department.
  • Other school staff with responsibility for EAL assessment.

Module One (Week 1-2):

  • Introductions, access and orientation.
  • Comparing contexts – learners using EAL in different settings and current research.
  • The Bell Foundation’s EAL Assessment Framework for Schools.
  • Putting the Framework into practice:
    • Assessing speaking and listening.
    • Assessing reading and viewing.

Time commitment: minimum 2 hours.

Module Two (Week 2):

Live interactive webinar with the course tutors:

  • Primary: Wednesday 14 June 9:30am UK time (UTC +1).
  • Secondary: Thursday 15 June 12:30pm UK time (UTC +1).

Time commitment: 1 hour.

Module Three (Weeks 3-4):

  • Final project.
  • Course round-up and reflections.

Time commitment: minimum 2 hours.

Please note: this course is for international participants only. Please click here to view our upcoming online courses for those living and working in the UK.

If the course is full, please complete the Wait List form and you will be contacted if a place becomes available.

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