Assessing the Language Proficiency of Learners who use EAL (Online Course)

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

Course dates: 7 May – 6 June 2025 

Ticket sales end: 30 April 2025, 16:00 UK time (UTC +1)

Length: minimum of 5 hours of online study over a 4.5-week period.

About the course

This practical online course for international school staff aims to equip you to be able to embed effective practices for assessing the English language of multilingual learners. This will help to inform targeted in-class support, leading to improved learning and educational outcomes for these learners. The course will introduce you to The Bell Foundation’s award-winning EAL Assessment Framework for Schools and provide specialist guidance on how to use the tool in a pragmatic and realistic way that can work alongside existing assessment systems.

Who is this course for?

Primary and secondary practitioners, including: 

  • Teachers. 
  • Teaching assistants.   
  • Heads of EAL or EAL coordinators. 
  • Heads of department.
  • Other school staff with responsibility for EAL assessment. 

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

Course overview

This course has significantly deepened my understanding of how to effectively guide my students, thanks to the comprehensive guidelines and bands provided in The Bell Foundation Framework. Former course participant

Tutors

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All 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.

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Event details

Price

£150

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  • Type

    Online course

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Why learn with us?

Flexible learning

Designed to work around your busy schedule, access the course material when you want, and choose to go at a pace that suits you.

Interactive and collaborative

You'll have opportunities to work with other course participants, course tutors and course material.

Certificate of completion

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

EAL expertise

All tutors are experienced teacher educators with substantial experience of teaching and assessing learners who use EAL in relevant contexts.

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