Embedding the Assessment of EAL Learners’ Proficiency in English (Online Course)

This course helps international school leaders and EAL co-ordinators embed effective assessment of pupils who use EAL across their school.

This course is aimed at international school staff with decision-making responsibilities for EAL provision. Participants will learn how to embed effective practices for assessing the English language proficiency of pupils using English as an Additional Language (EAL), leading to more targeted in-class support and improved learner outcomes for these pupils.

Participants will explore:

  • How EAL assessment can be successfully integrated into existing school policies and systems.
  • Who is best placed to carry out different aspects of the EAL assessment process.
  • What CPD is needed for relevant staff to ensure EAL assessment is fully embedded.

The course familiarises practitioners with The Bell Foundation’s award-winning EAL Assessment Framework for Schools and provides pragmatic, specialist guidance on using the Framework within a context of what is realistic and what can work alongside existing assessment systems.

This three-module course is designed to work around the busy schedules of professionals in schools. With five hours of online study over a four-week period, the course enables participants to work at a manageable pace with plenty of time to process course content and apply relevant insights to their contexts. It 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 where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from and with each other in real time.

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

Course dates: 22 February – 22 March 2023.

Ticket sales end Monday 20 February 2023 at 9am UK time (UTC +0).

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Who is this course for?

  • Primary and secondary international school staff with responsibility for EAL assessment, in particular:
  • School leaders with responsibility for EAL provision.
  • EAL co-ordinators or Heads of EAL.

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

Module One (Week 1-2):

  • Introductions, access and orientation.
  • Comparing contexts – learners who use EAL in different settings and current research.
  • The Bell Foundation’s EAL Assessment Framework for Schools.
  • Putting the Framework into practice:
    • Assessing speaking and listening.
    • Assessing reading and viewing.

Time commitment: minimum 2 hours.

Module Two (Week 2):

Live interactive webinar with the course tutors:

  • Primary: Wednesday 1 March 9:30am UK time (UTC +0).
  • Secondary: Thursday 2 March 12:30pm UK time (UTC +0).

Time commitment: 1 hour.

Module Three (Weeks 3-4):

  • Final project.
  • Course round-up and reflections.

Time commitment: minimum 2 hours.

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Your trainer, Tom

Tom Beakes at The Bell Foundation

Tom Beakes joined The Bell Foundation in 2020. Tom has worked in English language education since 2003 and he holds an MA in linguistics and is CELTA and DELTA qualified. He has taught around the world is particularly interested in international education and teacher development. Tom helped create the Bell Foundation’s Language for Results International suite of online training courses and he also works as an assessor for The Bell Foundation’s ALFRI accreditation programme.

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