Embedding Language for Learning in Multilingual Schools (Online Course)

This course develops academic language awareness and helps teaching staff deliver lessons that develop academic language of EAL learners. 

Course dates: 11 March – 11 April 2025.

Ticket sales end: 4 March 2025, 16:00 UK time (UTC +0). 

Length: minimum of 5 hours of online study over a 4.5-week period.

About the course

This course for international school staff explores how to teach the varieties of English that multilingual learners need to succeed academically. By better understanding what academic English looks like in different contexts, you will be better able to plan language support for learners across the curriculum. You will learn how to identify the language demands of the curriculum and decide on the most suitable strategies to support learners in using this language.  

The course will address the following questions:  

  • What do we mean when we talk about “language for learning” and “academic English”?  
  • What are the differences between social and academic language and how can we make these clearer to students?  
  • What features of academic English pose problems for multilingual learners and how can we support them to use these features more accurately?  
  • How do we choose which language to teach our multilingual learners?  
  • What techniques and activities can be used to teach new, curriculum-focused language?  

This course is the second in a set of two courses covering Language for Learning, although you are welcome to enrol on this course whether you have completed the first course in the series – Understanding Language for Learning – or not. 

Who is this course for?

Primary and secondary practitioners, including:  

  • Subject specialists and class teachers who work with EAL learners.  
  • EAL teachers.  
  • Teaching assistants.    
  • Heads of EAL or EAL co-ordinators.   

This course is for international participants only. Please click here to view our upcoming online courses for those living and working in the UK.

Course overview

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. 

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Why learn with us?

Flexible learning

Designed to work around your busy schedule, access the course material when you want, and choose to go at a pace that suits you.

Interactive and collaborative

You'll have opportunities to work with other course participants, course tutors and course material.

Certificate of completion

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

EAL expertise

All tutors are experienced teacher educators with substantial experience of teaching and assessing learners who use EAL in relevant contexts.

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