Throughout international schools around the world, student cohorts are becoming increasingly diverse. We want our students from a dizzying variety of cultural, pedagogical and linguistic backgrounds to access curriculum aims and objectives with the same fluency and aspiration as native language proficient students. Not only is this possible, but there now exists a wealth of dependable strategies and materials to confidently secure such success.
This course is based firmly on approaches, techniques, theories and cases studies that have created real results in actual classrooms around the world. Outstanding materials, activities and practical tips and tricks will ensure that you can return to your students with a clear set of principles and practices on which to enhance the learning outcomes for all your students.
This course is co-organised with The Educational Collaborative for International Schools Ltd.
Award-winning course designer.
Knowing what defines, not what confines, an EAL student
Drawing positively on culture, language and identity
Stretch from the start: establishing clear goals for EAL students
Register, genres, morphemes and other technical terminology for teachers
Lexical density, reading age, scaffolding
Creating L1 and L2 synergy for EAL students
Enhancing oral literacy: writing for speech and speaking to write
Improving questioning, speaking and responses
All kinds of text for all kinds of students
• Assessing student level and charting progress
• Making the most out of Teaching Assistants and Language Support staff
• Pre, Mid and Post strategies for support
EAL and AGT: Stretching talented EAL Learners
Struggling with first language, succeeding in literature
Accepting errors: making meaning and centralising context
EAL teachers in every classroom and every subject
Staff Skills’ Audit: own, department, faculty, and whole school
Personalised Pathway Planning and key takeaways