How to Adapt Teaching for Learners who use EAL (Online Course)

This course provides guidance on how you can adapt your teaching to meet the language development needs of pupils who use EAL.

According to the Teachers’ Standards, teachers should “know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively.” (Department for Education, 2021: 11). For many multilingual learners who use English as an Additional Language (EAL), proficiency in English is the only barrier to their learning. This course aims to support practitioners in using and evaluating teaching approaches which can be used in the mainstream classroom to scaffold the learning process and support English language development but still allow the cognitive challenge to be maintained.

This online course for primary and secondary school staff explores the distinctive nature of adaptive teaching when taking into account a learner’s proficiency in English. The course provides guidance on how you can adapt your curriculum teaching in a responsive way to meet the language development needs of your pupils who use EAL. However, the course is mindful of the time constraints on teachers and as such, introduces a range of easy-to-use strategies that you can implement immediately into your teaching in order to facilitate better learning and integration within mainstream lessons.

This three-module online course is designed to work around the busy lives of those working in schools - tickets are available for either primary or secondary practitioners. With three hours of online study over a four-week period, this course enables you to work at a manageable pace with plenty of time to process course content and consider 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 best practice in real time.

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

Course dates: 19 September - 13 October.

Ticket sales close Tuesday 12 September 4pm (UK time).

Your trainer, Karen

Photo of Karen Warwick, Trainer

Karen Warwick joined The Bell Foundation as a trainer in November 2020. She has worked as an EAL specialist teacher in a range of primary schools as part of a large EAL team in London and Wales for the past 22 years. More recently Karen has worked in this field in an independent capacity. Building capacity and promoting inclusive EAL provision and practices in schools has been central to her work.

She has worked closely with EAL families including asylum seeker families and families from the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Programme (SRRP) at a school level. Karen has delivered in-service EAL training in a range of contexts to schools and has always enjoyed this aspect of her work. She has an MA in Education and a CELTA qualification. Once upon a time she was a class teacher and a very long time ago qualified and worked as staff nurse in Bristol.

Your trainer, Emily

Emily Curran joined The Bell Foundation as a trainer in September 2018. Prior to joining The Bell Foundation, Emily worked in English Language Teaching (ELT) and taught both adults and young learners in the UK and Thailand respectively, before going on to become a teacher trainer in the ELT sector. Emily has a CELTA and DELTA and has also worked closely with Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign (CRRC) as a liaison for the English Language Provision. 

Who is this course for?

  • Teaching staff;
  • Teaching assistants;
  • EAL coordinators.

Module One:

Pre-webinar online tasks: completed at your own pace over a seven-day period.

Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes.

Module Two:

Live interactive webinar with the course tutors:

  • Primary: Wednesday 27 September 16:00-17:00
  • Secondary: Thursday 28 September 16:00-17:00

Time commitment: 60 minutes.

Module Three:

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

Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes.

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

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