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18 Jun
Seminar
Meeting the needs of international students in the mainstream classroom - a practical guide for teachers
18 Jun 2020 - 19 Jun 2020

Meeting the needs of international students in the mainstream classroom – a practical guide for teachers

Date: June 18-19 2020

Venue: The Angel Hotel, 37 High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7AF

Cost: Member £400 / Non-member £499 / Non-resident delegate £300

Audience:  Teachers of EAL, Heads of EAL, mainstream STEM and Humanities subject teachers

 

Why should you attend?

If you teach second language (L2) students in a mainstream school, this 2-day course will help you learn, refresh or build on your classroom strategies and teaching techniques to meet the needs of L2 students. This is a practical course which will help you to source suitable materials and consider how to support your students with both language acquisition and concept development.  We consider the principles of language learning as they relate to subject specific teaching and learning, and relate this to CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning). 

Objectives:

To give both EAL and subject teachers a better understanding of how concept development and language learning are related, so as to be able to support the needs of L2 students in the mainstream subject classroom.

 

Programme

  • Module 1 EAL Overview – Identifying the needs of international students and understanding potential barriers to learning
  • Module 2 EAL Practical Strategies – Exploring practical strategies and techniques for effective learning in the mainstream classroom
  • Module 3 Integrated Approach – Exploring the benefits of a whole-school approach to learning for international students
  • Module 4 STEM – Examining a Content and Language integrated approach to learning in STEM subjects
  • Module 5 Humanities - Examining a Content and Language integrated approach to learning in Humanities subjects

 

Wider context and/or application to the independent sector:

Gone are the days when subject teachers could place the responsibility for L2 learners in the hands of the EAL teacher. Now, the ISI says subject teachers should equip themselves with the skills to meet the language needs of the L2 learners in their classroom.

 

 

Outcomes and resources:

Participants will develop empathy for L2 students, identify and examine potential barriers to their learning in mainstream subject lessons and explore the use of lesson planning, resources and teaching techniques to maximise outcomes for L2 students in the mainstream classroom.

 

Speaker: Elyse Conlon

Elyse has 16 years of experience in the international world of teaching, strategy and training, which began as Director of Studies in Phuket, Thailand and has continued at Moreton Hall for 9 years, where Elyse is Head of EAL and Director of Studies in their International Study Centre.  Her main interests lie in upskilling staff regarding EAL methodology and practice.  Elyse is Deputy Chair of BAISIS.

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.

Speaker: Catharine Driver

Catharine is a consultant and trainer for EAL and Academic Literacy.  She has wide experience of teaching and training in multilingual schools.  She has been Head of EAL and Literacy and a school improvement consultant.  Catharine was senior adviser for the British Council’s EAL Nexus project and is now secondary school adviser at the National Literacy Trust.  In 2018, she co-wrote “100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers supporting EAL” (Bloomsbury).

 

To book, email Sue Harris on info@baisis.org.uk

 

For more information on BAISIS CPD: https://baisis.org.uk/about-us/continuing-professional-development/

Location:

The Angel Hotel, 37 High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7AF, The Angel Hotel, 37 High Street, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7AF, United Kingdom