Online course

Meeting the needs of English as an additional language pupils and ethnic minority achievement

The only fully interactive and tutored online course of its kind in the UK!

 

When a day course is just not enough to get you fully on top of the situation…

When you can’t take time out of school to train …

When you really need a more in-depth understanding to work with your English as an Additional Language learners…

Then it’s time to enrol in one of our online courses – Meeting the needs of your EAL learners or Ethnic Minority Achievement

How the course works

 

Participants choose from a range of units according to their own needs. Discussion with other group members is crucial to developing a wider understanding of the issues affecting EAL and Black and Minority Ethnic pupils. Tutors guide this dialogue through discussion forums, which are central to each unit. Collaborative activities lead participants to successful approaches and effective practice, which are then tested and reported on by participants in their own institution.

 

 

Choose from a range of units:-

 

Specifically designed for teachers and professionals who need to ‘dig deeper’, these online courses will give you a greater understanding of the issues involved in working with English as an additional language and ethnic minority learners, and equip you with the skills and strategies to make a real difference for these learners in your school.  The only fully online courses of their kind in the UK, you can work at your own pace and in your own time over a six month period, and you have a choice of units which enables you to tailor the course to suit your interests and the needs of your school.  Far from being a solitary learning experience, much of the training takes place through collaborative activities and online discussion forums with other professionals to broaden your understanding and knowledge beyond your own experience.  The courses are interactive, enlightening, and reported to be highly enjoyable!

 

The only fully online courses of their 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 in their school. Using a combination of discussion, dialogue and collaborative activities spread over a six month period, participants will be guided and assisted to develop an EAL or EMA whole school strategy tailored to the particular needs of their school.

 

THE EAL COURSE UNITS

The EAL course starts with four compulsory units:

  1. EAL Beginners in the classroom
  2. Advanced EAL learners
  3. Managing EAL and Ethnicity Data
  4. Assessment and tracking.

Participants then choose a further two units from the following:

  • African Caribbean and Mixed Heritage Pupils
  • Early Years and Diversity
  • Ofsted and the legal context
  • Gender and Ethnicity
  • Parental and Community Engagement
  • Refugees and new arrivals
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Pupils.

THE EMA COURSE UNITS

The EMA course starts with four compulsory units:

  1. Bilingualism & language acquisition
  2. Managing EAL and Ethnicity Data
  3. Gender and Ethnicity
  4. Parental and Community Engagement.

Participants then choose a further two units from the following:

  • Refugees & new arrivals
  • Early Years and Diversity
  • Ofsted and the legal context
  • African Caribbean and Mixed Heritage Achievement
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Pupils.

COST –  These six unit courses cost £495 (exclusive of VAT).

To register your interest in this course, please complete the ‘Send us a message’ form above, and we will send you full details together with an application form.

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