Introduction to EAL Assessment (Online Course)

This course aims to equip school staff to be better able to assess the English language proficiency of learners using EAL.

This practical online course aims to support teachers and other school staff in implementing effective practices for assessing the English language proficiency of pupils who use English as an Additional Language (EAL).  

The course explores: 

  • How assessment of proficiency can lead to more targeted in-class support and improved learner outcomes for these pupils; 
  • The practicalities of assessing the English language proficiency of learners within the context of the curriculum, and the demands of busy classrooms; 
  • How to use The Bell Foundation’s award-winning EAL Assessment Framework for Schools; 
  • Pragmatic, specialist guidance on using the framework within a context of what is realistic and what can work alongside existing assessment systems. 

Why you should register for this course:  

  • It includes three online modules and is 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 the 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: 27 February – 28 March 2024 

Ticket sales close Tuesday 20 February at 4pm UK time.

Who is this course for?

  • Primary & secondary practitioners;
  • Teachers;
  • Teaching assistants;
  • EAL coordinators;
  • Heads of department;
  • Other school staff with responsibility for EAL Assessment.

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

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: 6 March, 16:00-17:00
  • Secondary: 7 March, 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.

 

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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All 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 course.

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£40-£60

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