Comprehensible English for Learners Who Are New to English (Online Course)

This online course aims to raise awareness of what is and what is not comprehensible, accessible English language for learners using EAL.  

This course for international school staff will familiarise you with some of the challenges learners using EAL might face when learning English and learning through English at the same time. 

The course explores what can make English difficult to understand and introduces a range of easy-to-use, practical strategies for giving instructions and checking understanding which can be used both in and out of the classroom. Using these practical strategies will better enable learners using EAL to understand school staff in a range of school situations, access curriculum content and integrate successfully into the school community. 

This three-module course is designed to work around the busy schedules of professionals in international schools. With five hours of online study over a 4.5-week period, the course enables you to work at a manageable pace with plenty of time to process course content and apply relevant insights 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.  

Tickets are available for both primary and secondary practitioners in international schools.  

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

Course dates: 6 September - 6 October 2023.

Ticket sales end 30 August 2023, 16:00 UK time (UTC +1). 

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

Who is this course for?

All school staff, including:

  • Administrators;
  • Teaching assistants;
  • Teachers;
  • Senior leaders;
  • School governors.

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.

Module One:

Pre-webinar online tasks, completed at your own pace over a one-week period.  

Time commitment: minimum 2 hours. 

Module Two:

Live interactive webinar with the course tutors.   

  • Primary: 13 September 2023, 11:30 GMT.
  • Secondary: 14 September, 11:30 GMT.

Time commitment: 1 hour. 

Module Three:

Post webinar online tasks, completed at your own pace over a two-week period. 

Time commitment: minimum 2 hours. 

Important Notice: There are only two websites authorised to promote and take bookings for this event run by The Bell Foundation. These are: The Bell Foundation’s website and Eventbrite. Please do not book, or express interest in, this event through any other website.

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.

Event details

Price

£125

  • Date

  • Type

    Online course

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