Using The EAL Assessment Framework with Advanced English Language Learners (Primary)

This webinar explores how primary practitioners at international schools can use the EAL Assessment Framework to promote linguistic development of Advanced EAL Learners.

Looking at specific examples of descriptors, the webinar will examine characteristics of student language at Band C (Developing competence), Band D (Competent) and Band E (Fluent) and consider how the Framework can be used for both assessment and target setting at these higher proficiency bands. It will also link the descriptors to practical strategies for developing advanced language skills across the curriculum.

The overall aim of the webinar is to help teachers provide continued language support for plurilingual learners once they are able to use English more independently to ensure their learners can meet their academic potential.

This webinar will explore:

  • Why assessment of Advanced English Language learners is important.
  • An Introduction to the EAL Assessment Framework for Schools (Primary).
  • Suggestions for how the framework might be used with Advanced English Language learners.

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

  • EAL practitioners in an international primary school setting.
  • Subject teachers in an international primary school setting.
  • EAL co-ordinators or Heads of EAL.

Why you should register for this webinar

  • A great opportunity for participants to have direct access to expert advice from experts in the field.
  • Opportunity to pose questions regarding supporting learners who are refugees.
  • Links to useful resources.
  • 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 17 February 8am (GMT).

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