Masters Course

A professional development course for those wishing to develop excellence as a teacher in inclusive, multilingual classrooms

About the course..

Our EAL Academy Master’s Degree course is specifically for those who wish to develop expertise and take leadership in English as an additional language issues in the school context.

The course is accreditted by the University of Greenwich and offers 30 credit points at Level 7.

The course is part-time, spread over one year, and includes seven full days of face-to-face tutoring.  It covers all aspects of EAL teaching and learning and EAL leadership in the school context. Participation on the course will develop and extend teachers’ professional knowledge and insight and improve classroom practice.

The content covers linguistic, social and cultural issues and examines theories of bilingualism, cognitive and linguistic development, proposing strategies to develop an inclusive curriculum and impact the whole school.

The course takes an interactive approach as well as providing scope for reflection on practical applications of theoretical knowledge.

Delivery is through a blend of on-line discussion forums, on-line reading seminars and email/phone/skype tutorials. Participants are required to undertake a significant amount of directed reading and complete three written assignments.

The course aims to:

  • Develop teachers’ knowledge of children’s cognitive and linguistic development within a multilingual context
  • Demonstrate excellent practice in developing a pedagogy for inclusive, multilingual classrooms
  • Enhance teachers’ awareness, understanding and ability to reflect on issues of race, culture, class and gender and their impact on educational achievement
  • Empower teachers to contribute significantly to developing outstanding schools through using their skills in leadership for change

Course Coordinator, Chiaka Amadi

Course Manager, Chiaka Amadi, has 15 years’ experience as Head of EMA in secondary schools where she focused on coaching teachers in working with EAL learners. More recently, as a local authority adviser, Chiaka has managed two national research projects on ethnicity, language and equality, and trained and advised governing bodies and leadership teams in preparation for Ofsted inspections. A member of the IEDP, Chiaka has dealt with a number of sensitive issues around diversity and race equality, and is currently coaching in a number of exceptionally challenging schools.  View Chiaka’s full biography…

Who should apply?

  • Mainstream, subject and class teachers from primary, secondary and special schools
  • EAL leaders and EAL teachers
  • Inclusion Leaders/Managers
  • School leaders


How to apply…

We are currently taking expressions of interest in this course while we finalise details. Please send us a message using the form above, and our course tutor, Chiaka will be in touch!

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