Enhancing Classroom Talk in International Schools (Webinar)

This webinar will explore ways to enhance classroom talk to support multilingual learners to better access the curriculum.

Classroom conversation is vital to learning across the curriculum. This webinar for international school staff will set out why enhancing classroom talk is an important skill for teachers working in multilingual contexts. We will share practical activities and resources to help teaching staff develop the classroom talk of multilingual students and explore how staff can adapt their own classroom talk to support learning. Participants will increase their awareness of the types of spoken language it is useful to support and develop for multilingual learners at different ages and proficiency levels across the curriculum. 

Areas of focus will include:

  • What does enhancing classroom talk involve and why is it necessary? 
  • The three features of enhanced conversation. 
  • Examples of activities and resources we can use to enhance conversations for both primary and secondary multilingual learners. 
  • Advice on teacher questioning strategies to enhance classroom conversations.

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 why enhancing classroom talk is useful and how it can strengthen the learning of multilingual pupils in an international school context. 
  • A greater awareness of the features of successful classroom conversations and what types of language this involves. 
  • An increased awareness of practical strategies for enhancing multilingual classroom talk for students of different ages and proficiency levels. 
  • A great opportunity to hear (and share) new ideas for enhancing classroom talk 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 6 February 2024 9:00 UK time (UTC+0).

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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 language education since 2003 and has taught in China, Japan, Ecuador and north Africa. His main areas of interest are teaching young learners, 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 at English language teaching conferences such as IATEFL.   

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