The EAL Academy Newsletter – June 2020

As schools reopen in an uncertain world, we continue our current offer to schools of free 30 minute conversations via Zoom, Skype, Messenger or phone to provide support in this area. If you would like the opportunity to discuss the issues faced by your EAL learners, book a meeting by calling us on +44 (0)20 3488 2700 or email rebecca@theealacademy.co.uk. We would love to hear from you.

In this newsletter:

  • find out about the latest additions to the free resources section of our website
  • discover the newest titles in our growing range of online courses
  • learn about how current issues are affecting EAL learners in our most recent blogs

Resources you can access for free
Recent additions to the free resource downloads section of our website include:

  • strategies matched to different kinds of beginner in English
  • developing a culturally inclusive curriculum
  • EAL data collection and analysis advice
  • key aspects of outstanding EAL provision

More of our courses go online
Our six unit online EAL course, newly re-accredited by the University of Greenwich, is now in its eighth year. We will welcome new cohorts in July and September. Email us to request an application form. We have also launched several shorter online courses (requiring approximately 12 hours of study) which are available to complete at any time:

Why touching things and being physically close to other learners is important
Social distancing is one of the things we need to do to keep pupils safe as they return to school, but it is frustrating that it limits the opportunities for learning. In a recent blog we explore these issues.

We have also posted part 2 of our analysis of the DfE’s proficiency scales report. It looks at proficiency levels in relation to ethnicity, languages, regions and local authorities in the UK.

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.

Kind regards,

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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