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

This course supports international schools to introduce effective practices for assessing the English language proficiency of EAL learners.

This practical online course aims to equip and enable international school staff to introduce effective practices for assessing the English language proficiency of pupils who use English as an Additional Language (EAL). Effective assessment helps practitioners provide targeted in-class support, leading to improved learning and educational outcomes for pupils. The course introduces practitioners to The Bell Foundation’s award-winning EAL Assessment Framework for Schools. It 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. It 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. Tickets are available for both primary and secondary practitioners in international schools.

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

This course received a 100% recommendation rate from previous participants.

Course dates: 12 January - 9 February.

Ticket sales end Wednesday 5 January 4pm UK time (UTC+0).

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The Bell Foundation provides a calendar of high-quality training opportunities which are developed and taught by EAL and ESOL experts.

Who is this course for?

  • Primary and secondary teachers
  • 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):

  • Introductions, access and orientation
  • Comparing contexts – learners with EAL in different settings and current research
  • The Bell Foundation 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:

Date and Time:

  • Secondary: Wednesday 19 January 13:00 - 14:00 UK time (UTC+0)
  • Primary: Thursday 20 January 09:30 - 10:30 UK time (UTC+0)

Time commitment: 1 hour.

Module Three (Weeks 2-4):

  • 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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