EAL and SEND: cracking the conundrum (online version)
A twelve hour online course on the overlap between working with English as an additional language learners and those with learning difficulties.
As a result of the indefinite nationwide school closures, we have cancelled our scheduled delegate courses for this academic year.
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 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
- inclusion managers, SENDCOs, EAL teachers and EAL leaders
- practitioners working in all settings
- teaching assistants working with EAL learners
What you will gain from this course
- an understanding of the difference between learning an additional language needs and learning difficulties
- an effective informal first language assessment procedure
- examples of innovative and inclusive teaching styles across the curriculum
- introduces the different types of learners and explores ways of distinguishing EAL learning from learning difficulties
- provides procedures for assessing pupils’ needs
- provides strategies and approaches that will empower staff to employ inclusive practice across the curriculum
- offers ways to ensure that provision matches the learning needs of both individual pupils and groups
Marc Thompson is a specialist in special educational needs, inclusion, and the learning needs of pupils learning English as an Additional Language. Marc is currently teaching in a pupil referral unit, having previously taught in several schools and worked as a local authority teaching and learning consultant. His particular areas of expertise are raising the achievement of boys, promoting reading, E-Learning and the SEND/EAL overlap.
Really great CPD...I have not come across training that looks at children with EAL who may have SEN, how and when to assess, so this has been hugely helpful
Assistant Principal and SENDCO
Really valued the help on assessing pupils… this is something we have struggled with!
Thoughtful, informative, clear – an outstanding course for me in working with those with learning difficulties!
Excellent strategies and activities – we can implement most of these immediately in our classrooms