EAL in an international school context (online course)

Course Information

This course looks at some of some key aspects of EAL provision, such as the range of assessment arrangements and the falling number of native English speakers able to provide good models of English, from an international school perspective.

A twelve hour online course on working with English as an additional language learners in international schools.

We have converted the content of our most popular courses into 12 hour online units in a similar format to our popular 6 unit online course. All of our online courses 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.


This course is for

  • teachers working in or considering working in English medium international schools
  • teaching assistants working in or considering working in English medium international schools


What you will gain from this course

  • a range of perspectives on EAL in the international school context
  • the opportunity to reflect on what works for your EAL learners


The course

  • provides an overview of some of the assessment systems in use
  • looks at key aspects of managing EAL provision in an international school


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 course for over ten years.

Course Details

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

Time: Any time

Price: £155 plus VAT

Location: 100% online

Booking Form

Please obtain a Purchase Order Number from your organisation's finance team (if required) before submitting a booking. For multiple bookings please email us directly.

Course Testimonial:

The course was a great way to remind myself of the basics of EAL learning and build on that, carving out time in a busy schedule in order to look at recent research and ideas. The assessment elements were accessible and useful with practical feedback from the course leader and EAL Academy Director, Graham

Jennifer Gregory

ISF (International School of Flanders) Tervuren International School