EAL Learners and Science (Webinar)

This webinar explores how secondary science teachers can create an inclusive classroom that supports both content and language learning.

Language is integral to how students engage with science. Teachers’ knowledge about the language of science and about language support strategies can improve the overall science learning experience of all students, especially of pupils who use English as an Additional Language (EAL). This webinar, co-delivered with the Association for Science Education (ASE), Inclusion in Science Team, will explore what it means to create an inclusive science classroom and discuss the benefits and impact of inclusion, with a focus on linguistic inclusion and the development of the language of science. We will share practical activities and provide examples for how to simultaneously support both content and language development. 

Areas of focus will include:

  • An introduction to the ASE’s Inclusion in Science programme. 
  • Defining and facilitating an inclusive secondary science classroom. 
  • The value of collaborative learning. 
  • Creating a rich language-learning as well as science-learning environment. 
  • The language skills involved as students engage in science. 
  • The features of science language that are useful for teachers to understand.  
  • Structuring activities to reduce the language barrier while maintaining rigorous science content. 

Who should register for the webinar

  • Secondary science teachers; 
  • EAL co-ordinators;   
  • SENCOs with EAL remit; 
  • Secondary teaching assistants. 

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 join us

By taking part in this webinar you will get:

  • A greater understanding of how to include all learners in your science classroom.  
  • A greater confidence in understanding the language demands of your science curriculum. 
  • A greater awareness of how to use appropriate types of language support strategies. 
  • A great opportunity to hear about how to teach science lessons with a focus on language.      
  • Time efficiency, one-hour intensive session with Q&A.  
  • Access to session recording. 
  • Insights into future webinars and registration to them.  

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 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 5 June 2024 12:00 UK time. 

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Your trainer, Sheila

Sheila Hopkins joined The Bell Foundation as a trainer in 2020. She holds an MA in TESOL along with qualifications in primary education and EAL teaching. She has worked as an EAL specialist in primary and secondary settings and as an EAL tutor in initial teacher training and TESOL programmes in the United States. Her work with The Bell Foundation focuses on multilingual learners and EAL for initial teacher training, early career teachers and senior leaders. Her professional interests include promoting, (a) language development through classroom curriculum, (b) an assets-based approach to multilingualism in schools and, (c) confidence in teachers as they strive to provide an equitable education for all learners.     

Your trainer, Yeasmin

Dr Yeasmin Mortuza – Inclusion in Science Consultant 

Yeasmin has been in secondary education for over 20 years, including roles as middle leader, senior leader, and educational advisor for several London local authorities. Currently, she isan independent educational consultant, specialising in secondary science, effective pedagogy, formative assessment, using data effectively, behaviour for learning, and leadership development. In addition to supporting the Inclusion in Science programme, Yeasmin is also currently a teacher developer for the Royal Society of Chemistry and a leadership mentor for teachers studying for the NPQ qualifications, and a chair of governors for a primary school.   


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