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.

This online course aims to support practitioners in using and evaluating teaching approaches to scaffold the learning process and support English language development for learners using English as an Additional Language (EAL). It explores a range of easy-to-use strategies that can be implemented into teaching immediately to facilitate better learning and integration within mainstream lessons.

The course explores:

  • The distinctive nature of adaptive teaching when taking into account a learner’s proficiency in English.
  • Practical ways that staff can adapt curriculum teaching to meet the language development needs of pupils using EAL.
  • The importance of using adaptive strategies to reduce the cognitive load of language learning while keeping expectations high in terms of curriculum learning.

Who is this course for?

  • Teaching staff (from primary or secondary schools)
  • Teaching assistants
  • EAL coordinators

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

Why learn with us?

  • The three online modules are designed to work around the busy lives of those working in schools.
  • With three hours of online study over a four to five-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 good practice in real time.

Tickets are available for either primary or secondary practitioners. A certificate will be awarded for successful completion of the course. 

Course dates: 17 September – 18 October 2024.

Ticket sales close Tuesday 10 September at 4pm UK time.

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Course Outline

Module One:

Pre-webinar online tasks: completed at your own pace over a one-week period.

Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes.

Module Two:

Live interactive webinar with the course tutors:

  • Primary: 25 September 2024, 16:00-17:00
  • Secondary: 26 September 2024, 16:00-17:00

Time commitment: 60 minutes.

Module Three:

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

Tutor feedback: you will receive feedback on your assignment within two weeks of submission.

Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes.

Trainers to be confirmed

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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 webinar.

Important Notice: there are only two websites authorised to promote and take bookings for this event run by The Bell Foundation. These are: The Bell Foundation’s website and Eventbrite. Please do not book, or express interest in, this event through any other website.

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£43 – £65

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