The EAL Academy offers a great range of short training courses for the 2016/17 year

With courses designed specifically for those working with EAL learners – both new arrivals and more advanced – and with courses for all staff to ensure a whole school approach, we can help make a real difference for your EAL learners!

The EAL Academy brings together specialists in English as an additional language,ethnic minority achievement and the teaching of academic language, offering training which is firmly rooted in whole school improvement and empowering teachers and leaders to effect change throughout the school.


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As a support to our consultancy and training work, we have a developed a number of resources for teachers...

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Our training takes many different forms: from the single day course attended by a teacher through to our in-class...

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Underpinning the EAL Academy's work is the belief that rather than posing a problem, EAL learners present schools with...

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Keep Calm and Don’t Panic! EAL for Teaching Assistants

This one day course provides teaching assistants with step by step guidance on dealing with new arrivals of beginners in English in the classroom. It addresses the full range of...
  • Peterborough
  • Suitable for Teaching assistants
  • Education level: Cross phase
  • 28 November 2017

EAL and the new English GCSE

Teachers of English at GCSE level will be aware that writing about literature poses particular challenges to many of their students, not least those with English as an additional language. This...
  • London, Peterborough
  • Suitable for English teachers/Heads of department
  • Education level: Secondary
  • 12 October 2017

Writing essays at A level

Suitable for all teachers across the subject range at sixth form level, this EAL Academy course will give teachers the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills needed to develop the...
  • London
  • Suitable for EAL Coordinators/Heads of department/Teachers
  • Education level: Sixth Form
  • 5 October 2017

Leading EAL in secondary schools

This full day course aims to develop the leadership of EAL in secondary schools where there are increasing numbers of English as an additional language students. Focusing on a whole...
  • London, Peterborough
  • Suitable for EAL Coordinators/Managers/Teachers
  • Education level: Secondary
  • 29 November 2017

EAL and secondary science

Promoting language development for English as an additional language learners within the context of science is a challenge and understanding how the language of science works is critical. The session will...
  • London
  • Suitable for EAL Coordinators/Heads of department/Science teachers/Teaching assistants
  • Education level: Secondary
  • 1 March 2018

EAL and secondary mathematics

Teachers of mathematics to students for whom English is an additional language will recognise that the ability to read word problems and understand the specialised vocabulary of the maths lesson...
  • London
  • Suitable for EAL Coordinators/Heads of department/Maths teachers/Teaching assistants
  • Education level: Secondary
  • 1 March 2018

EAL and primary mathematics

The primary mathematics curriculum emphasises fluency, mathematical reasoning and problem solving. This session will show how the curriculum expectations support language learners to develop in-depth knowledge of mathematical thinking...
  • London, Peterborough
  • Suitable for EAL Coordinators/Maths teachers/SEN leads
  • Education level: Primary
  • 2 March 2018

Raising Roma achievement

This course brings together approaches and practice in English and Welsh schools which have had proven impact in raising achievement in new Roma communities - some are Roma specific and...
  • London
  • Suitable for EAL Coordinators/Head Teachers/Inclusion managers/Managers/Teachers
  • Education level: Cross phase
  • 30 January 2018