Embedding EAL Assessment (Online Course)

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

This online course is designed for practitioners with responsibility for leading on English as an Additional Language (EAL) assessment who are looking for effective ways of embedding the assessment of English language proficiency across their school. 

The course explores: 

  • Policies and systems: how EAL assessment can be successfully integrated into existing school policies and systems;   
  • Key roles and responsibilities: who is best placed to carry out different aspects of the EAL assessment process; 
  • Continuing professional development (CPD): what CPD is needed for relevant school staff in order to ensure EAL assessment is fully embedded. 

Why you should register for this course: 

  • It includes three online modules and is designed to work around the busy lives of those working in schools. 
  • With three hours of online study over a four to five-week period, this course enables you to work at a manageable pace with plenty of time to process course content and consider the relevance 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. 
  • Module Two consists of a live webinar with opportunities to ask questions and share good practice in real time. 

Tickets are available for either primary or secondary practitioners. A certificate will be awarded for successful completion of the course. 

Course dates: 4 June – 5 July 2024

Ticket sales close Tuesday 28 May at 4pm UK time.

Who is this course for?

  • Senior leaders;
  • Assessment leads;
  • EAL coordinators;
  • Heads of department/heads of year;
  • Higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) with responsibility for EAL assessment.

Please note: this course is not available to international schools. Please click here to view our upcoming Language for Results International online courses.

Module One:

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

Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes.

Module Two:

Live interactive webinar with the course tutors:

  • Primary: 12 June 2024, 16:00-17:00
  • Secondary: 13 June 2024, 16:00-17:00

Time commitment: 60 minutes.

Module Three:

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

Tutor feedback: you will receive feedback on your assignment within two weeks of submission.

Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes.


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.

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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 webinar.

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