If you have ever had to teach children with little or no English you will have experienced a range of challenges, from ensuring that the children can access your content to checking their understanding and developing their speaking and listening skills, and finally to assisting them to acquire the complex skills required to write successfully and at an academic level. Packed with teaching tips and strategies, this comprehensive course will significantly boost your confidence in teaching writing to children, especially those with English as an Additional Language. It can also be shared with teaching colleagues to inform their professional development.
This course is specifically suited for anyone who has contact with children with little or no English, whether in a school setting or for parents of ESL/EAL children. It is particularly valuable for anyone with responsibility for ensuring that ESL/EAL children are able to make progress in the mainstream setting, and preparing them for their academic journey. No longer worry about whether you are doing the best for ESL/EAL children in your care and feel confident with your planning, deliver and assessment.
The course is divided into 5 modules. This fourth module explores some of the accommodations we can make to enable our ESL/EAL learners to develop their writing skills and offers guidance ondifferentiation. Other modules are available to purchase separately. The full curriculum is outlined below.
• Introduction and Biography
• Module 1 – Setting the Scene
o Part 1 – ESL/EAL and Educational Achievement
o Part 2 – In Their Shoes
o Part 3 – Challenges
o Part 4 – The ESL/EAL Learner’s Task
• Module 2 – The Writing Process
• Module 3 – Planning for Writing with ESL/EAL Pupils
o Part 1 – Why Plan for EAL?
o Part 2 – The Cummins Model
• Module 4 – Interventions for ESL/EAL Pupils
o Part 1 – Differentiation
o Part 2 – Interventions and Accommodations
• Module 5 – Helping Your Child At Home
• And Finally..
Susanne Powell, your course teacher, has been teaching for over 12 years in a range of settings, including Primary and Secondary schools and adult learning. Her current role is EAL Teacher Adviser for the County Borough which involves not only assessing and teaching children with limited English, but training teachers and support staff, advising on EAL matters, and ensuring that support is targeted, relevant and delivered where it is most needed.