Developing the Academic Writing Skills of Secondary Multilingual Learners

The webinar will present key principles and a teaching framework that can be used to develop EAL learners’ advanced academic writing skills.

This webinar for international school staff sets out to examine some key principles for teaching writing skills to multilingual learners who use EAL at secondary level, with a particular focus on the development of academic writing in more advanced English language learners.  

The webinar will be suitable for both EAL specialists and subject teachers, giving ideas about how to support curriculum-related language development in mainstream classrooms.  

Areas of focus will include:

  • Reasons why the teaching of writing is important;
  • Specific language areas English language learners have difficulty with;
  • The range of writing skills that learners need to master;
  • Key principles for the teaching of academic writing to learners who use EAL;
  • A suggested framework for the teaching of writing.

Who should register for the webinar

International school staff working at secondary level, including: 

  • Subject teachers; 
  • EAL teachers; 
  • Teaching assistants; 
  • EAL Coordinators/Heads of EAL. 

Why you should register for the webinar

  • Ability to pose questions regarding the development of academic writing skills in secondary learners who use EAL. 
  • Time-saving, one-hour intensive session with Q&A.   
  • Access to session recording. 
  • First to hear about future webinars and how to sign up. 

If you have any questions that specifically relate to the webinar topic which you would like answered during the live session, please send them to:

If the webinar is full, please complete the Wait List form during the booking process on Eventbrite and you will be contacted if a place becomes available. Everyone on the Wait List will be sent a copy of the webinar recording.

Ticket sales close 30 March 2023 10:30 UK time (UTC+1).

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Your trainer, Sarka

Photo of Sarka Piggott, Training Manager

Sarka Piggott is the Foundation’s Training Manager. She holds an MA in Translation Studies (English/Czech) and Italian Philology and is CELTA and DELTA qualified. She has worked in language education since 2002, as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, academic manager and teacher trainer. Sarka has delivered pre-service and in-service training for teachers working in a range of contexts and has given talks at English Language Teaching conferences in the UK and abroad. Her professional interests include teacher development, second language acquisition, helping learners develop receptive skills, and project-based learning. She is also an avid language learner.

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