Dictogloss: Using Dictation Activities to Develop English in the Curriculum (Webinar)

This webinar will explore how teaching staff in international schools can use dictogloss activities to support both content and language learning.

Dictation activities can be powerful tools for developing language skills and raising linguistic awareness. Dictogloss is a particular type of dictation task that has a range of important uses in helping learners who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) develop their language skills across the curriculum. This webinar for international school staff will explain how to conduct dictogloss activities and explore the different situations where they can be useful. We will share practical activities and provide examples of how to use dictogloss to support both content and language learning.

Areas of focus will include:

  • What is dictogloss and how can it be used in class? 
  • Why is dictogloss a useful activity for EAL learners? 
  • Using dictogloss to introduce model texts, exam practice and developing academic language. 
  • Combining dictogloss with translanguaging to support learning. 
  • Adapting dictogloss activities for learners at different English proficiency levels. 

Who should register for the webinar

  • EAL co-ordinators;   
  • EAL teachers; 
  • Teaching assistants (primary and secondary); 
  • Subject teachers (primary and secondary); 
  • Classroom teachers. 

Please note: this webinar is for international participants only. Please click here to view our upcoming webinars and online courses for those living and working in the UK.

Why you should register for the webinar

  • A greater understanding of how and why dictogloss activities can be useful for teaching language alongside curricular content. 
  • A greater awareness of the different ways dictogloss can be used to support learning for plurilingual pupils. 
  • A great opportunity to hear (and share) new ideas for using dictogloss in your classroom.  
  • Timesaving, 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: webinar@bell-foundation.org.uk

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 11 June 2024 9:00 UK time (UTC+1).

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Your speaker, Tom

Tom Beakes at The Bell Foundation

Tom Beakes joined The Bell Foundation in 2020. Tom has worked in language education since 2003 and has taught in China, Japan, Ecuador, and north Africa. His main areas of interest are international education and teacher development. He holds an MA in anthropological linguistics and is CELTA and DELTA qualified. He has worked as a teacher trainer in the UK and abroad and is a regular speaker and presenter at EAL events.

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