EAL Academy Newsletter January 2022

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2022. We hope that your year has got off to a happy and healthy start.

In this issue:

  • >Take a look at our free resources
  • >Celebrate the 2021 GCSE success of EAL pupils
  • >Book a place on our accredited online EAL training
  • >Sign up your school for the EAL Quality Mark

Resources you can access for free
The newest additions to the free resource downloads section of our website are:

  • >the percentage of pupils taking a language GCSE who are native speakers of the language
  • >languages spoken by LA
  • >ethnicity numbers and percentages by local authority.

In addition, we highly recommend Wollow. Its resources are designed to help “pupils…to love words and love how their own language works” and “to be filled with the wonder of how languages intermingle.” You may also find these Australian first language assessment tools useful.

2021 GCSE success of EAL pupils
GCSE results improved again in 2021, but by more for EAL pupils than those whose first language is English. Speaking more than one language is obviously very good for you.

Accredited online EAL training
2012 sees the tenth anniversary of our six unit online EAL course, accredited by the University of Greenwich. What do recent graduates say about it?

“I really enjoyed the course, I’ve found it informative and useful and I can see how I can apply my learning within an educational setting to support my EAL learners more holistically.”  Rachel Wan, Grove Academy, Watford

“I would like to take this opportunity to say how much I have enjoyed the course. It has enhanced and informed my teaching and formed the basis of a presentation that I hope to deliver to the whole school in the New Year as we move towards our objective of improving EAL provision in the school.”
Jo Marceau, Geneva English School

Our current cohort kicked off on 15 January (there is still time to join this cohort if you contact us this week) and we will welcome the next cohort on 15 March. Email contact@theealacademy.co.uk to request a booking form.
The EAL Quality Mark
The EAL Quality Mark is a self-assessment tool for schools supported by a visit from one of our assessors. You can find out more about the EAL Quality Mark in this recorded webinar featuring seven schools who have successfully achieved the Gold EAL Quality Mark.
If you would like to discuss any of our courses or resources, please get in touch (you can email me or call me on +44 (0)20 3488 2700). Most of all, stay safe.

Rebecca Smith
The EAL Academy
e: rebecca@theealacademy.co.uk
t: +44 (0)20 3488 2700
w: http://www.theealacademy.co.uk

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