Flexible and varied training options with The EAL Academy

The EAL Academy offers a range of approaches to assist schools in addressing the diverse needs of their pupils, including those with English as an additional language.

Bringing together specialists in English as an additional language, ethnic minority achievement, and the teaching of academic language, we offer training which is firmly rooted in whole school development, empowering teachers and leaders to effect change throughout the school.

Our training takes many different forms: from the single day course attended by a teacher through to our in-class coaching teacher development programme, we offer training which is adaptable to your needs and situation.


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Training Courses

Bringing together specialists in English as an additional language, ethnic minority achievement and the teaching of academic language, the EAL Academy’s short courses offer training which is firmly rooted in whole school development, empowering teachers and leaders to effect change throughout the school.

The EAL Academy offers a range of courses for:

  • Class teachers
  • Teachers across the subject range
  • EAL leads
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Heads and senior managers

School Based Training

All our short courses can be run in-school for multiple members of staff and tailored to your school’s particular needs.  This can be a very effective way of bringing about change across the school and ensuring all staff sign-up.  Our school-based training:

  • will be appropriate to your school’s needs
  • provides training to as many staff as will benefit
  • offers excellent value for money
  • is a particularly effective way of ensuring a whole school approach

In-class coaching

Imagine, an EAL expert working alongside you guiding and helping you in your classroom for a whole morning!

Imagine then if this EAL expert sat down with you to review the morning and help you plan strategies and develop resources so that the next day would be better.

Imagine if that morning turned into six days – six whole days of working closely with your EAL expert.

Imagine if…

Online course

When a day course is just not enough… when you can’t take time out of school to train …  when you really need a more in-depth understanding…  It’s time to enrol in our extended online course.

The only fully interactive and tutored online course of its kind in the UK, the Ethnic Minority Achievement and English as an Additional Language extended online courses will equip teachers, leaders and managers with the knowledge, skills and understanding to take the lead in addressing the needs of  students and pupils who are underachieving …

Masters Course

Our very own EAL Academy Master’s Degree course, specifically for those who wish to develop expertise and take leadership in English as an additional language issues in the school context.

Accreditted by the University of Greenwich and offering 30 credit points at Level 7, this course will develop and extend teachers’ professional knowledge and insight, and improve classroom practice.

  • A part time course
  • Duration – one year
  • Mix of face to face sessions, online tutorials, research and written assignments


What our clients say:
“I found this module extremely useful when looking at and analysing my current practice and that of the schools I work in when it comes to identifying EAL pupils with SEN. It has made me challenge my thinking and will impact on the way we can assess pupils, adopting a more thorough approach, using evidence/information already available and using it to build pupil profiles. I look forward to my next module!

Lynn Heath

Swansea EMLAS
“I have really enjoyed this course and have found it really interesting, I have enjoyed completing each unit and the structure has worked really well for me, helping me to manage my time around work. The communication from the tutors has also been great.

Christina Dack

Lynn Grove High School, Norfolk
“I have found all the units informative and they have made me consider my own practice and how strategies are working within the school. Each unit has given me things to think more deeply about and consider how I can implement some of them to improve current practice.

Jane Singh

Brewster Avenue Infants, Peterborough
The series of courses, as well as the in-house tailored support have enabled our Academy to critically review its practice and processes to such an extent that we are now in a much stronger position to receive new arrivals, monitor and track their progress as well as support teaching and learning across the curriculum. Thank you!  

Colin Baxter

Deputy Vice Principal, Thomas Deacon Academy

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