An introduction to Meeting the Needs of Children with English as an Additional Language - Webinar

Meeting the needs of EAL children - child reading and book cover of Rain
17th April, 2024 - 15:30 pm to 17:30 pm
Price: £60.00




Class Teacher

The webinar content is based on the research and best practice from CLPE’s Meeting the Needs of Children with English as an Additional Language training programme.

This session will provide an introduction to pupils with EAL. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on what we mean by the term EAL and what this means for pupils and schools. Throughout the session, we will explore the importance of understanding how language acquisition progresses, including how to build a picture of a child to identify and begin to support their needs. Through a range of high quality children’s literature and successful teaching approaches and strategies, practitioners will explore a range of activities specifically chosen to support the needs of EAL learners as part of quality first teaching, referencing common areas of development and how to address these in planning and teaching.

What will participants gain?

  • An understanding of the stages of language acquisition
  • A knowledge of the learning and language demands that children must navigate at different stages of language acquisition.
  • Examples of high quality texts, teaching approaches and strategies that can be used in the classroom to support pupil’s developing language acquisition at different stages.

Focus texts for this online course: 

  • Home in the Rain by Bob Graham
  • Marshmallow Clouds by Ted Kooser, Connie Wanek & Richard Jones
  • Oso Pardo, Oso Pardo, ¿qué Ves Ahí? by Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle

This webinar is delivered via Zoom. Once a place has been secured, the participant will receive a pre-registration email three days before the training date with details on how to join the session. Please ensure that you register in advance of the event start time. If you have any issues, please email [email protected].

Webinar price is per person.