Teaching pupils new to English in the mainstream classroom (online course)

Course Information

Addressing the full range of beginners in English - from those with no prior schooling to those with successful experience of education and strong literacy skills in their mother tongue - this course offers a blueprint for integrating new EAL pupils into the classroom, leading to more confident teachers and more motivated students.

A twelve hour online course on working with pupils who are new to English.

We have created a new range of 12 hour online units in a similar format to our popular 6 unit online course. All of our online courses are are fully tutored by experienced online trainers and involve interactions with other course participants via our online forum. Click here to learn more about our existing accredited online EAL course. If you are considering applying for the accredited course please be aware that it is not possible to convert the stand alone units into credits towards the accredited version due to the moderation requirements of The University of Greenwich.

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This course is for

  • primary and secondary class teachers
  • support staff and teaching assistants
  • EAL leaders
  • senior leaders

What you will gain from this course

  • greater insight into the issues faced by those new to English and recently arrived into your classroom
  • practical strategies to employ in your school to improve classroom and whole school practice for beginners in English
  • confidence in working with EAL beginners

The course

  • addresses the linguistic and social issues relating to recent arrivals who are new to English
  • covers the key theories and concepts underpinning good practice and how to apply them in the classroom
  • presents and evaluates practical strategies to enable pupils new to English to participate and achieve in lessons and have full access to the curriculum
  • considers ways to promote a positive whole school ethos with respect to diversity

Course Tutor

Graham Smith‘s career covers teaching, training, inspection and consultancy and senior management roles. From 2009-2011 he was Project Director of London Challenge’s Pan London EAL Strategy, a programme delivering 2,000 days of training in 200 schools in 31 local authorities that was a key factor in providing the highest levels of attainment in the country for pupils with EAL. He has been designing and teaching online EAL courses for over ten years.

Course Details

Date: Beg - Any date (complete the booking form and we will send your login details)

Time: Any time

Price: £145 plus VAT

Location: 100% online

Booking Form

Please obtain a Purchase Order Number from your organisation's finance team before submitting a booking.

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