EAL ‘Train the Trainer’ Course
New dates: 31st January - 2nd February 2018
1. Does your school have many new and improving English language learners?
2. Do you need these learners to make accelerated progress?
3. Are you responsible for the programme supporting these learners?
4. Have you got the drive and commitment to influence a whole school EAL programme?
5. Do you need the resources and know-how to support this development?
Then join this 3-day preparation, which trains the trainer to teach a flexible 12-hour course in their school and achieve all the above.
Training in how to train or mentor others:
• The role of a trainer or mentor • The process of training • What makes a trainer successful? • Benefits of the training to the trainer, teachers, school and children • Case study • Managing change • Reflection
Evaluating EAL provision for EAL and setting targets for whole school improvement:• Collecting advice and guidance on how to support EAL learning over time • Knowing how to begin a whole school EAL reflection • Knowing how to implement an EAL plan for change identified by the school based on your training
Resources include:• A copy of Teaching Additional Language 5-11: A Whole School Resource File by Caroline Scott (Author & Trainer) • A teacher training manual • Participant's Handbook including participant’s reading • An Across Cultures memory stick with all the training materials needed to train others • 6 months free access to EAL teaching through the Learning Village (teacher tools and 1 student tools: www.learningvillage.net).
Additionally, the trainer receives Across Cultures certification as a registered programme trainer that allows them to train others in their school.
Programme designed for:Experienced Class Teachers, ESL/EAL teachers, School Leadership, Head Teachers to train others in their school.
(Note that this course is for supporting teachers of 5-14 year old learners in schools where English is the language of instruction.)
Course content includes:
Understanding what is needed for young learners learning English as an Additional Language:
• What it feels like to learn a foreign language without translation • How a newly arrived learner might feel • The major factors hindering students with limited proficiency in English • Factors to consider when young students are learning EAL
Strategies to help new arrivals embrace their new cultural experience:
• Understanding what cultural readjustments need to be made • Understanding symptoms of culture shock • How to ease culture shock • Learning some tools to use to bridge the gap in cultural differences • How to involve parents, buddies and mentors • How to adapt admissions procedures to accommodate new arrivals
Using effective language learning strategies with EAL language learners:
• Knowing some different types of language learning strategies • Knowing how language learning strategies can be used to support learners independently and in class • Knowing activities for learning new vocabulary
Assessing the new arrival’s English language skills:
• Understanding formative and summative assessment • Knowing simple factors to improve learning through assessment • Learning about baseline assessment • Understanding an EAL assessment continuum
Teaching beginners of English to use a second language writing system:
• What elements are required to teach a second language writing system and why • Learning some tools to support the learning of second language writing systems
Resources to support EAL and classroom teachers with EAL learners and cultural transition:
• Understanding how to use an emergency EAL box • Being able to source resources to support language learning e.g. ESL schemes, languages learning games, books advising on different languages • More theoretical language learning books and transition books/resources for young learners
Managing, differentiating and planning for beginner/intermediate English language learners in the mainstream classroom:
• Understanding guiding principles for EAL in the mainstream classroom • Challenges of adjusting learning to suit the issues of globalisation • Knowing about international mindedness and how to bring it into the classroom • How to differentiate and plan for effective EAL learning (for those new to English alongside more fluent learners) • How to provide a cognitively stimulating environment for early language learners • How to use mother tongue to support learning of English • Accommodating EAL learners
EAL teaching & the Learning Village: Additional session
Short training on the Learning Village including 6 months free usage for 1 teacher and 1 learner per school: www.learningvillage.net. What is the Learning Village? Learning Village is a teacher managed, online English language learning curriculum for 6-14 year old learners entering English-speaking schools. It provides tools for learners to make accelerated progress. Offering not only the basics in English language but also a customised curriculum for supporting language learning within the New English National Curriculum, PYP, IPC or other curricula. It includes a bank of 8000+ words including vocabulary and grammar/language structures.
Individual EAL learning programs offering opportunities for learners to: •practice speaking, listening, reading and writing •progress at their own rate •take ownership of their learning • Flexible small group EAL intervention program • Support for targeted EAL whole class teaching – teacher demonstration • Flashcards to support every lesson • Resources that cater for new EAL arrivals • Support for EAL learners in school or at home
- Until 1st December 2017 (+VAT)
- After 1st December 2017 (+VAT)
Courses are held at the University of Reading
The University of Reading is in the English town of Reading, Berkshire. The University was established in 1892 as University College, Reading and received its Royal Charter in 1926. Reading has good transport links to London, Heathrow, Midlands and the North.
All course participants will receive:
• Free Wi-Fi and internet access for every delegate • Morning & afternoon refreshments • Healthy buffet lunch • Self service dinner with drink (for all participants on the first night and every night for those staying in the hotel)
The Cedars Hotel
The Cedars Hotel offers bed and breakfast, lunch and self service dinner in the University of Reading's Whiteknights campus. Bedrooms are all are equipped with a flat-screen TV, desk, telephone, and tea and coffee making facilities. Fresh towels, linen and luxury toiletries are also provided.
I am very grateful to be able to get a thorough and detailed planning of EAL in the U.K. from the views of both administrators and teachers. Thank you also for generously sharing with me the resources I requested. The efforts you have made in the workshop is very much appreciated and the materials cherished.
It was truly amazing training with all of the answers to my questions. I think in my school I will choose some elements from the training to help my colleagues to understand and support more EAL students efficiently across the school. I will try to bring small changes and establish the good practice I have learnt to my school. Thank you for the very useful and inspiring training.
I can't wait to get started! I think it will drastically overhaul EAL provision at my school, from when pupils start with us to when they leave. I think all staff and children will benefit from the training. Thank you Caroline!
Improved knowledge of mainstream class planning and how to marry EAL primary with it. Also much better equipped to help language learners develop their writing skills. Got loads of websites, links, books etc. to go away and look at.
I will be able to identify immediate needs of our school and try to put these in place. Teachers and LSAs will definitely be grateful for the resources and ideas.
This training will be effective as I have learnt several strategies for EAL learners. This will hopefully lead to a success rate for those learners who have recently arrived in the country. Finally, I now have a clear outline of what I am going to do once I get back to work with all my action points. Thank you!
This training has been so important. I now feel confident to return to my school, share ideas and resources. I will begin the base line assessment straight away and meet with SLT to share ideas and plan next steps for out school. Thank you so much
Lots of ideas to take away!
Brilliant course Caroline! Thankyou
Management were really impressed with the way the pupil was supported. Thank you for the ideas
- We covered all areas discussed before the training today, even in such a short period of time. This was a great training that fostered healthy discussions with my colleagues.
In the space of 3 days, I learnt a great deal. I would not feel confident to lead an EAL Department and feel I have a strong enough grounding to do this with enough knowledge and skills to be a competent leader of other members of staff.
The EAL 'Train the Trainer' course is highly recommended for EAL and mainstream teachers for Primary and Secondary teachers in international schools. It offered me a range of resources, strategies and plans to meet the language needs of beginner to advanced EAL learners.
The EAL 'Train the Trainer' course offered extremely content rich resources which were under pinned by research and were very thorough. The trainer was outstanding. It has given me a very comprehensive understanding of the EAL learner, the ways school can help and how to become an advocate. All the solutions are in the book.
Despite the EAL 'Train the Trainer' course being a very intense and work heavy, it has been brilliant and has equipped me with the language I need to confidently train others in my school and also to implement some of the great practice and resources given on the course.
The consultant who works with pupils who are learning English as an additional language provides effective support and helps those pupils catch up quickly with their peers.
I have the confidence that I'm equipped with strategies, knowledge and advice to train others and share my expertise. The course was everything I was expecting it to be - really useful and beneficial.
This course was exactly what I was looking for! The instructor is very professional, approachable, knowledgeable and excellent! Thank you!
The opportunity to discuss potential EAL concerns and issues was invaluable.
A focused and interesting course covering lots of issues pertinent to my school/role.
Lots of valuable facts and information as well as practicing, interactive lessons and materials that are useful to use in the classroom with pupils.
The training will help us develop a whole school approach, offering consistency and progression.
The training will provide the school with an outstanding structure for teaching EAL in the mainstream.
We will have great support for teaching staff and pupils and be able to optimise each pupil's opportunity in school, their well being and learning.
It will provide a much better structure and bank of resources to improve EAL learning.
The resources are very effective and easy to use and it will definitely help my school. I will apply what I have learnt ASAP.
I have learnt new strategies to support EAL learners that I will use to assist teachers with students in their classrooms.
I really enjoyed the course. Full of new ideas that I hope to implement.
The materials that have been provided will be very supportive.
Great course... Good pace - interspersed with hands on activities.
Really enjoyed the course, learnt a lot. It was supported with great resources to implement better English support.
It will help us on our journey to outstanding!
I will now be able to support and guide/coach staff into using the strategies effectively. The course was good value for money. I think it will help my school by offering a whole school consistency, a clear action plan and support for pupils and staff.
This training is for ALL.
This excellent, hands-on course answered all my questions and beyond. Not only did it get me reflecting on my concerns within my school, but also what I need to do in my own teaching to maximise the benefits of EAL learning. I have many ideas to take back and share with my colleagues and I can't wait to put it into practice!
This course exceeded my expectations! It's exactly what I needed.
Getting to the Conference Centre and hotel by:
• Car - Drivers should use Car Park 15 opposite the Cedars Hotel and Conference Centre and use either the Pepper Lane entrance or the Shinfield Road entrance. Please find attached parking permit. • Train - Direct trains from London Paddington take about 30 minutes. • Inter-city Bus - RailAir London Heathrow to Reading runs every 20 minutes from all terminals and takes about 50/60 minutes. • Local Bus - Local buses run from outside Reading train station. The following buses go right through into the main University of Reading Whiteknights campus Nos. 20, 20a and 21. • Taxi - Ask the driver for the University of Reading Whiteknights campus The Cedars Hotel & Conference Centre. The cost of a taxi from Reading Station to White knights campus will be approximately £10 to £12.