Essential C21st Teaching Skills

TEACHING EAL PUPILS IN THE MAINSTREAM CLASSROOM

Improving language acquisition for EAL and mainstream pupils alike
About this course

Do you struggle to accommodate the needs of EAL pupils whilst also trying to teach native speakers in the mainstream classroom?

Do you worry that time taken in helping EAL pupils is detrimental to native-speakers' progress?

Would you like to know how to teach EAL pupils and native speakers at the same time, in exactly the same way?

This course equips you with the knowledge to enable you to teach non-native and native English speakers the same content, at the same time and in exactly the same way, delivering content and language whilst increasing language ability, subject knowledge and cognition across the whole class.

Course Outcomes:
  • Learn the difference between basic language skills and the academic language students need to perform effectively
  • Acquire the tools to make your classroom a language-rich environment
  • Understand how EAL (and mainstream) students' linguistic and cognitive skills can be developed simultaneously
  • Putting it all together to plan your future path
Course Outline:
Introduction: The Learner's Perspective

What it's like for an EAL learner in a mainstream classroom?

Basic Interpersonal Communications Skills (BICS). What it is and why it's not enough

Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALPS). What it is and how to implement it

The Language-Rich Classroom. Improving Performance Across the Four Skills

Reading activities: how to improve the experience - and the performance, for both EAL and native speakers

Speaking: why it's so important in the classroom, and how to implement effective strategies

Listening: both for gist and specific meaning. Activities to improve both outcomes

Writing: improving understanding of structure, plus how to practice effective use

Pick Up the Habits of an EAL Teacher: Tips and Tricks to Enhance Language Acquisition

How to act like an EAL teacher. How reinforcement becomes second nature

Making punctuation fun. (Honest!)

Starters and plenaries - vocabulary extension exercises

Final overview: tying it all together

Wendy Imperato

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Mary Chapman

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+44 (0)29 2071 1787

BANGKOK
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WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

“I really enjoyed this course as it was engaging and very practical. I feel like I have a lot of practical activities and ideas to support not just my EAL learners, but all of my learners. I can see lots of application of the teaching strategies to the A level classroom and am looking forward to trying them out!”

Course Manager , Richard Huish College

An excellent course with hugely insightful initiatives for the classroom - very well delivered and informative.

TA , The Lady Eleanor Holles School

Wonderful, practical ideas! Most workshops on this topic have been so heavily theory-based but don't provide any real, tangible activities to try out. The techniques are easily adapted for both younger and older students of different levels. Thanks for providing both technical and more traditional activity ideas.

Teacher , Institut Montana Zug

Lots of energy, enthusiasm and helpful ideas - thank you.

Director of Studies , Packwood Haugh School

The course was extremely useful, mainly because we were given so many practical strategies to try. The course leader was really enthusiastic, knowledgable and easy to learn from.

Teacher , iCAN Bristish International School

A lot of practical ideas were presented that could be useful and adapted to suit Early Years.

Teacher , iCAN Bristish International School

The course was very interesting and will be effective in the classroom. The trainer was determined to reach every participant and brought everything to life.

Teacher , Suankularb Thonburi School
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