Supporting Vocabulary Development for Multilingual Learners (Secondary Webinar)

This free webinar explores how international school teachers might support vocabulary development for learners using EAL.

This webinar will explore practical ways in which secondary teachers and teaching assistants in international schools can support with vocabulary development to ensure that multilingual learners can meaningfully participate in and make contributions to all aspects of school life; both social and academic.

Areas of focus will include:

  • The connection between vocabulary development and academic achievement.
  • Viable principles and processes for identifying high impact vocabulary in your curriculum.
  • Guidelines for prioritising which vocabulary to teach.
  • A comprehensive approach to vocabulary development that incorporates both direct and indirect processes.
  • Strategies to use for teaching new vocabulary and practising its use.
  • How multilingual learners can use their first language to develop vocabulary in English.

Your trainer, Tom

Tom Beakes joined The Bell Foundation in 2020. Tom has worked in language education since 2003 and has taught in China, Japan, Ecuador and north Africa. His main areas of interest are teaching young learners, project-based learning and teacher development. He holds an MA in anthropological linguistics and is CELTA and DELTA qualified. He has worked as a teacher trainer in the UK and abroad and is a regular speaker at English Language Teaching conferences such as IATEFL.

Who should register for the webinar

This event is aimed at secondary school staff in international schools, including:

  • Senior leaders responsible for teaching and learning.
  • Middle leaders and subject leads.
  • EAL co-ordinators.
  • Subject teachers.
  • Trainee teachers.

Why you should register for this webinar

  • A great opportunity for participants to have direct access to expert advice from The Bell Foundation.
  • Ability to pose questions regarding teaching strategies and resources.
  • Links to recommended resources and further reading.
  • Time-saving, one-hour intensive session with Q&A.
  • Access to session recording.
  • First to hear about future webinars and how to sign up.

If you have any questions that specifically relate to the webinar topic which you would like answered during the live session you can send them to:

If the webinar is full, please complete the Wait List form and you will be contacted if a place becomes available. Everyone on the Wait List will be sent a copy of the webinar recording.

Ticket sales end Thursday 19 May at 7.30am UK time (UTC+1).

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