Language Awareness for Teaching Staff (Online Course)

This course increases the language awareness of teaching staff so that they can meet the language development needs of pupils who use EAL.

Proficiency in English and academic English can be a barrier to accessing curriculum content and demonstrating understanding for many learners using English as an additional language. Some learners might have a good understanding of concepts but need support with the language necessary for fully engaging with activities or assessments.

School closures during the Covid-19 pandemic had a significant impact on children’s learning, and this has been particularly noticeable for some learners who use English as an additional language. The need to focus on accelerated language development alongside curriculum learning to help compensate for any loss of learning remains a priority.

This course for school practitioners develops awareness of how the English language works and focuses on the areas of English known to be more difficult for learners who use EAL. By being more aware of how language is used in curricular lessons teachers can support learners who use EAL effectively. This course offers practical strategies for achieving this, regardless of a teacher’s subject area or specialism.

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: 1 - 25 November.

Ticket sales close Tuesday 25 October 4pm.

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Who is this course for?

The course is ideal for primary and secondary classroom teachers who want to deepen their knowledge of language, its impact on learning and discover more about strategies to support learners.

  • Teaching assistants working in primary/secondary settings
  • EAL co-ordinators

Please note: This course is not suitable for staff who learned English as a second language and are already familiar with how English works, or those who have a background in English language study or teaching.

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 9 November 16:00 - 17:00
  • Secondary: Thursday 10 November 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.

If the course is full, please complete the Wait List form and you will be contacted if a place becomes available.

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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