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

This online course aims to support schools to embed effective practices for assessing the English language proficiency of pupils using EAL.

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 - tickets are available for either primary or secondary practitioners. 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: 15 September - 12 October

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

Who should register for the course

  • 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

Time commitment: 1 hour

  • Secondary: Wednesday 22 September 9.30-10.30am UK time (UTC+1)
  • Primary: Thursday 23 September 12-1pm UK time (UTC+1)

Module Three (Weeks 2-4):

  • Final project
  • Course round-up and reflections

Time commitment: minimum 2 hours

 

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Price

£99

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