Enhancing EAL Provision in the Humanities (Secondary)

This webinar explores how international school teachers can support EAL pupils to develop the language skills needed in humanities subjects.

This webinar will explore practical ways secondary subject teachers in international schools can support their learners to ensure that their proficiency in English is not a barrier to enjoying and succeeding in the humanities subjects.

Areas of focus will include:

  • The distinctive nature of the language demands in humanities subjects.
  • How the humanities subjects offer an opportunity to foster inclusion and engagement.
  • How knowing the language proficiency of learners will enable teachers to support the development of both language skills and curriculum knowledge.
  • Strategies to support meaningful, context-embedded tier 3 vocabulary development.
  • Ideas for supporting learners to move towards using academic language where appropriate.
  • Strategies which keep the cognitive challenge high while supporting with the language demands.
  • Strategies to support learners with responding to exam questions.

Your trainer, Tom

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, project-based learning 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.

Who should register for the webinar

The event is aimed at secondary school staff in international schools, including:

  • Senior leaders responsible for teaching and learning
  • Middle leaders: heads of humanities’ faculties
  • EAL co-ordinators
  • Subject teachers. e.g. geography, history and religious studies, individual societies (MYP, DP)

To view the event for UK school staff, visit this page.

Why you should register for this webinar

  • A great opportunity for participants to have direct access to expert advice from The Bell Foundation.
  • Ability to pose questions regarding teaching strategies and resources.
  • Links to recommended resources and further reading.
  • Time-saving, 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 you can 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 end Tuesday 14 December 8am GMT.

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