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This free webinar explores the linguistic challenges of the transition from primary to secondary school and offers practical take-aways.
This webinar for Year 6 and 7 teaching staff and their leaders will present the findings of a research study on the linguistic challenges that the transition from primary to secondary education poses. It will also provide practical guidance for supporting learners who use English as an Additional Language (EAL) during this transition.
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Ticket sales close at 2:00pm (UK time) on 23 November 2023.
Sarah Moodie has worked as a trainer for The Bell Foundation since February 2021. She has over 30 years of experience in a range of ELT settings including language schools, secondary schools, local education authorities and a UK university. She has also been a mainstream teacher. Sarah has an MA in Applied Linguistics as well as an ESOL focused PGCE (secondary) and two postgraduate diplomas. Sarah is one of the authors of the updated guidance and support strategies document.
Alice Deignan is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Leeds' School of Education. She is a researcher and teacher in applied linguistics, with particular interests in lexical approaches to language analysis and teaching. Alice has taught adult EAL in the UK, and TESOL overseas. She currently lectures on in-service masters programmes in TESOL and supervises PhD students researching linguistic aspects of education. She has also worked as a lexicographer and author. Her current research project uses corpus linguistic techniques to explore and describe the language of early secondary school in the UK, in collaboration with education professionals at partner schools in the north of England.
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