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). It also explores how assessment of proficiency can lead to more targeted in-class support and improved learner outcomes for these pupils. Throughout the course, the emphasis is on assessing the English language proficiency of learners within the context of the curriculum, and the demands of busy classrooms.

The course introduces practitioners to The Bell Foundation’s award-winning EAL Assessment Framework for Schools and provides pragmatic, specialist guidance on using the Framework within a context of what is realistic and what can work alongside existing assessment systems.

This three-module course is designed to work around the busy lives of those within the education sector – tickets are available for either primary or secondary practitioners. With three hours of online study over a four-week period, this course enables practitioners to work at a manageable pace with plenty of time to process course content and consider relevance to their 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 which actively encourages participants to ask questions and share best practice in real time.

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

Course dates: 17 January - 10 February.

Ticket sales close Tuesday 10 January 4pm (UK time).

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?

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

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: 25 January 16:00-17:00 UK time
  • Secondary: 26 January 16:00-17:00 UK time

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.

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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