Meeting the Needs of Children with English as an Additional Language

17/01/2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
14/02/2019 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Learn strategies and approaches for supporting children with EAL in a rich literacy curriculum. This two day course will draw upon best practice and will give you the confidence and skills to support children with EAL in the classroom. 

Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the stages of language acquisition and how best to support children at varying stages of language development drawing on the CLPE/Hilary Hester Scales.

Teachers will:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the implications for teaching and learning in each key stage
  • Understand the importance of valuing, recognising and celebrating identity and what this can look like in practice
  • Evaluate school provision to ensure inclusive practices
  • Receive practical ideas and proven creative teaching approaches to support language acquisition
  • Reflect upon the value of developing a strong reading culture and providing a rich reading curriculum
  • Develop ways to foster strong home school links

Teachers will be shown a wide selection of relevant and engaging books, key texts and authors to support the development of a strong reading culture.

Need to arrange supply cover while you are away?

We have teamed up with Zen Educate, a smart new way to arrange cover. If you are a London school you will be able to get £100* off your first day of supply.

*Terms and conditions apply. 

"As an EAL co-ordinator I feel prepared to develop a proper induction process in my school and I feel excited to raise the profile of multilingualism."

EAL Co-ordinator, 2017

 "Teachers should plan teaching opportunities to help pupils develop their English and should aim to provide the support pupils need to take part in all subjects. "

National Curriculum 2014
44 Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • New Course
  • Includes Resources
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales