Teaching in English in multilingual classrooms (TEMC)

Course Information

This course is at the cutting-edge of language-based teacher professional development. It trains teachers to be tutors who can deliver the course in their own school, area or Trust. Aimed specifically at teachers working with diverse student cohorts aged between 8 and 18 years, it has particular benefit for teachers whose students are learning in a language that is not their primary language.

Teaching in English in multilingual classrooms (or TEMC) is the new version of the course generally known in the UK as LiLAC, a course that The EAL Academy team delivered across London as part of London Challenge. We are delighted that the writers of TEMC at Lexis Education have asked The EAL Academy to be the UK providers of TEMC.

This course is at the cutting-edge of language-based teacher professional development. It trains teachers to be tutors who can deliver the course in their own school, area or Trust.

Who is this course suitable for?

TEMC is aimed specifically at teachers working with diverse student cohorts aged between 8 and 18 years. It has particular benefit for teachers whose students are learning in a language that is not their primary language.

What will I learn from TEMC?

  • – the language-related needs of students learning through a language that is not their primary language
  • – how student literacy is a capacity for making meaning across the whole curriculum, predominantly through language and visuals
  • – the ways that language underpins learning
  • – teaching practices that will build up students’ language and visual resources so that they can be successful learners across all learning areas
  • – teaching practices that address students’ language and learning needs in a holistic and explicit manner
  • – positive strategies for self-reflection and self-appraisal
  • – how to develop collaborative working relationships with other teachers across subject areas
  • – how to pass on your new understanding and skills to your whole school

How does it work?

You learn the skills you need in the classroom, but you also learn how to be a tutor for other teachers. This train-the-trainer method ensures that schools can benefit from our professional development in a cost-effective way that is school-managed.

We refer to the courses we deliver as the Tutor Training, and the courses you then deliver as the Teacher Course.

Course tutor

Helen is a qualified EAL teacher, trainer and consultant with over 25 years’ experience in developing language and literacy across the curriculum in diverse, multilingual primary and secondary school contexts. She specialises in optimising pupil outcomes through strategic, whole-school approaches to the development of academic registers of language. Her background is in applied linguistics and she provides both bespoke and accredited training and coaching around all aspects of EAL and literacy development. She is a trained tutor for the internationally acclaimed success in literacy courses ‘How Language Works’, ‘Teaching ESL Students in Mainstream Classrooms – Language in Learning across the Curriculum’ (LiLaC) and ‘Literacy for Learning’. Alongside her work in schools, Helen has been a university-based senior teaching fellow on initial teacher training programmes for secondary English and is involved in both national and international research into language in learning.

Course dates and pricing

Our next cohort will begin on 11 February 2022. The training will be a blend of virtual (Zoom) and in person (London) sessions.

Module Date (2021) Format Duration and time
1 and 2 11 February In person 5 hours, TBC
3 2 March Zoom 3 hours,13.30 – 16.30
4 8 March Zoom 3 hours,13.30 – 16.30
5 18 March Zoom 3 hours, 09.00 – 12.00
6 24 March Zoom 2 hours, 15.00 – 17.00
7 29 March Zoom 2 hours, 15.00 – 17.00
8 and 9 27 April In person 5 hours, TBC

The cost of the course is £2,495 (exclusive of UK VAT). This price includes a hard copy of the tutor training materials which will be sent to you in advance.

**INTRODUCTORY OFFER: we are offering 20% off for early bird bookings, making the course fee £1,996 (exclusive of UK VAT). The offer is valid until 20 Dec 2021.**

To register for the course please complete the booking form on this page.

Course Details

Date: Next cohort begins on 11 February 2022

Time: See course description

Price: £2,495 (exclusive of UK VAT) *20% discount available until 20 Dec 2021*

Location: A blend of virtual (Zoom) and in person (London) sessions

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.

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