28 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020
A whole-school approach to supporting international students in the mainstream classroom
Date: February 28, 2020
Venue: Abbey College, Homerton Gardens, Purbeck Rd, Cambridge CB2 8EB
Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260
Audience: Heads of EAL and members of school leadership
Why should you attend?
If you teach EAL in a mainstream school or are responsible for EAL provision in your school, this day is intended to help you explore how to implement a school-wide approach to EAL classroom strategies and teaching techniques in mainstream subject classrooms, to enable you to cascade ideas across departments in your school, to help you support subject teachers, and to enable you to take a role in influencing managers and policy makers.
To give Heads of EAL and EAL teachers a better understanding of the issues involved in teaching mainstream subjects to second language learners and equip them with the tools to improve learning opportunities and outcomes for L2 students in their schools. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss best practice and gain practical strategies to support those in the mainstream subject classroom.
- An overview of the best practice approach to EAL: Theory into practice
- The benefits of academic immersion for international students.
- Introduction to CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning).
- Practical strategies for subject specific teachers to support L2 learners in the classroom.
- Policy level immersion – explore the top down and bottom up approach to immersion.
- Developing a school-wide approach – the value of whole school policies for L2 learners.
Wider context and/or application to the independent sector:
Many Heads of EAL work in isolation. The seminar will share valuable ideas and be a great networking opportunity.
Outcomes and resources:
Participants will identify and evaluate the advantages of a long-term approach to school-wide integration for L2 learners, evaluate policies related to L2 learners, and take away practical strategies to support their colleagues in the mainstream subject classroom.
Speaker: Ali Talbot
Ali’s EAL teaching, training and leadership experience includes developing an EAL department in an international school in Malaysia, running a language school for the Bell Educational Trust, being a CELTA tutor, and inspecting and advising English faculties in universities overseas.
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