Embedding Language for Learning in Multilingual Schools (Online Course)
- 17 January 2024
- Online course
Explore our policy recommendations for breaking down language barriers
in schools, adult education, and the criminal justice system.
This online course aims to increase the language awareness of teaching staff to better meet the language needs of multilingual learners.
For multilingual learners using English as an Additional Language (EAL), proficiency in English can be a barrier preventing full access to the curriculum and meaningful engagement in classroom activities.
This course for international school staff is the first in a set of two courses covering Language for Learning. This first course aims to increase your understanding of particular features of the English language which research has shown to be more problematic for learners using EAL. Armed with this information, you will be in a better position to support learners who use EAL to access and understand curriculum content.
The second course in the series, Embedding Language for Learning in Multilingual Schools, focuses mainly on academic English; it aims to develop participants’ academic language awareness and help teaching staff plan and teach lessons that develop academic language for learners using EAL. You are welcome to enrol on the second course whether you have completed the first course in the series or not, but if you think that both courses would be of benefit to you, we strongly recommend you complete them in the suggested order.
This three-module course is designed to work around the busy schedules of professionals in international schools. With five hours of online study over a 4.5-week period, the course enables you to work at a manageable pace with plenty of time to process course content and apply relevant insights 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.
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: 15 November – 15 December 2023.
Ticket sales end 8 November 2023, 16:00 UK time (UTC +0).
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If the course is full, please complete the Wait List form during the booking process on Eventbrite and you will be contacted if a place becomes available.
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.
Pre-webinar online tasks, completed at your own pace over a one to two-week period.
Time commitment: minimum 2 hours.
Live interactive webinar with the course tutors.
Time commitment: 1 hour.
Post-webinar online tasks, completed at your own pace over a one to two-week period.
Time commitment: minimum 2 hours.
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All 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 course.