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.

By increasing awareness of how language is used in curricular lessons, teachers can support learners who use English as an Additional Language more effectively. This online course, designed for primary and secondary international school staff, develops awareness of how the English language works. It explores areas EAL learners may find particularly difficult or confusing and offers practical strategies that can be implemented in the classroom.

This three-module course is designed to work around the busy lives of teaching staff working in international schools. With a minimum of five hours of online study over a four-week period, this course enables participants 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 with opportunities to ask questions and learn from and with each other in real time. Tickets are available for both primary and secondary practitioners in international schools.

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

Course dates: 13 April - 11 May.

Ticket sales end Friday 9 April 3pm UK time (UTC+0).

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The Bell Foundation provides a calendar of high-quality training opportunities which are developed and taught by EAL and ESOL experts.

Who is this course for?

  • Any teaching staff who are proficient in English but didn’t study English grammar at school (or who have forgotten it all!)
  • Primary and secondary practitioners
  • Teaching assistants
  • EAL co-ordinators or Heads of EAL

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 (Week 1):

  • Introductions, access and orientation
  • Why does every teacher need to be a language teacher?
  • Analysing a lesson through language
  • Grammar under the microscope

Time commitment: minimum 2 hours.

Module Two (Week 2):

Live interactive webinar with the course tutors:

  • Primary: Wednesday 20 April 13:00 - 14: 00 UK time (UTC+0)
  • Secondary: Thursday 21 April 09:30 - 10:30 UK time (UTC+0)

Time commitment: 1 hour.

Module Three (Weeks 2-4):

  • Language that learners may find difficult
  • Resources and reflections

Time commitment: minimum 2 hours.

Please note: this course is for international participants only. Please click here to view our upcoming online courses for those living and working in the UK.

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

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