There will be opportunities to:
- consider some of the main factors affecting second language acquisition;
- develop awareness of systems for assessing pupils’ language development; and
- consider some practical strategies for supporting pupils.
EAL learners learn best when they spend most of their time in class accessing the curriculum alongside their English-speaking peers.
This course will help you consider how children learn English as an additional language and to therefore reflect on how best to support their language-learning needs within the classroom. We will also consider how best to assess children in order to show progress.
By the end of the course you will:
- be aware of how to address the needs of EAL learners; and
- be able to reflect on your own practice in order to consider what is most effective for children learning EAL.