Using Graphic Organisers to Support Learners Who Use EAL (Webinar)

This webinar will explore how to use graphic organisers to support plurilingual learners to better access the curriculum.

Graphic organisers provide a powerful tool for presenting information and helping learners organise their ideas. This webinar for international school staff will set out why graphic organisers are such a useful tool for including learners who use EAL in mainstream curricular activities, and explore some of the many types of graphic organisers that can be used to support plurilingual learners at different proficiency levels and across the curriculum.

Areas of focus will include:

  • Reasons why using graphic organisers is useful for plurilingual learners;
  • Types of graphic organisers (including Ishikawa diagrams, pyramids, tables, Venn diagrams, timelines and flow charts);
  • Examples of using graphic organisers with different subjects and task types in both primary and secondary contexts;
  • Advice on how to adapt graphic organisers for plurilingual learners at different proficiency levels and educational stages.

Who should register for the webinar

  • EAL co-ordinators;
  • EAL teachers;
  • Teaching assistants (primary and secondary);
  • Subject teachers (primary and secondary);
  • Classroom teachers.

Why you should register for the webinar

  • A greater understanding of why graphic organisers are useful and how they can strengthen EAL provision in an international school context;
  • A greater awareness of the different types of graphic organisers that exist;
  • A deeper understanding of which types of graphic organisers are most useful for helping plurilingual learners with particular task types and subject areas;
  • A great opportunity to hear (and share) new ideas for using graphic organisers in your classroom;
  • 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, please 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 10:30am (UK time) Tuesday 31 January.

Your trainer, Tom

Tom Beakes at The Bell Foundation

Tom Beakes joined The Bell Foundation in 2020. Tom has worked in English language education since 2003 and he holds an MA in linguistics and is CELTA and DELTA qualified. He has taught around the world is particularly interested in international education and teacher development. Tom helped create the Bell Foundation’s Language for Results International suite of online training courses and he also works as an assessor for The Bell Foundation’s ALFRI accreditation programme.

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