Supporting New Arrivals Who Are New to English (Online Course)

This course supports teachers in meeting the needs of newly arrived pupils who are new to English, including learners who are seeking refuge.

This online course is for primary and secondary school staff seeking guidance, strategies and resources for supporting newly arrived pupils who are new to English, including those who are refugees or asylum seekers.  

The course explores: 

  • A research-informed model of support needed for learners who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) during the following stages:  
    • Before admission;  
    • Before the pupil starts; 
    • In their first days, and;  
    • During the initial weeks.  
  • The key roles and responsibilities for all staff in developing a whole-school approach to supporting newly arrived pupils who are new to English. 
  • Some of the factors for schools to consider when welcoming learners who are refugees or asylum seekers. 

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: 16 April – 17 May 2024

Ticket sales close Tuesday 9 April at 4pm UK time.

Who is this course for?

  • Teaching staff;
  • Teaching assistants;
  • EAL coordinators;
  • School leaders.

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 one-week period.

Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes.

Module Two:

Live interactive webinar with the course tutors:

  • Primary: 24 April 2024, 16:00-17:00
  • Secondary: 25 April 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.


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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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.

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