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    Our online courses provide the opportunity to examine a range of multilingual learner topics in detail, studying at times that suit your schedule.

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Available courses

Addressing the full range of beginners in English - from those with no prior schooling to those with successful experience of education and strong literacy skills in their mother tongue - this course offers a blueprint for integrating new EAL pupils into the classroom, leading to more confident teachers and more motivated students.

This unit looks at the application in the classroom of the key theories that explain how we can teach EAL learners to manage the language demands of the curriculum at an increasingly high level.

This unit looks at both the initial and ongoing assessment of EAL pupils. It covers expectations of progress and factors that affect the progress of EAL pupils.

This course aims to develop data analysis and presentation skills in relation to EAL learners. It covers both what we can learn from school and wider data sources and how we can present that data to influence colleagues and improve EAL provision.

This course considers the different types of learners and explores how professionals might distinguish between pupils’ language needs and pupils with learning difficulties. It demonstrates effective provision for pupils who are learning English as an additional language and whose progress may be causing concern. The course also explores appropriate assessment procedures and provision.

This course explores the language of science and the issues faced by pupils with English as an additional language in science lessons. It provides a range of approaches and resources to support learners in the science classroom.

This unit explores what Ofsted has to say (or not say) about EAL and about the impact of the Equalities Act 2010 on what happens in schools generally as well as school inspections in England.

This unit looks at good practice engaging with black and minority ethnic parents and communities. It includes an audit of good practice tool and highlights key reports.

This unit examines how we can best develop the English of multilingual learners in early years settings and develop settings that reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. 

This course looks at the choices we make about which language to use and the ability of many pupils to operate effectively in two or more languages. 

This unit looks at some key aspects of EAL provision, such as the range of assessment arrangements and the falling number of native English speakers able to provide good models of English, from an international school perspective. 

This unit aims to develop the leadership of EAL in primary schools where there are increasing numbers of pupils learning English as an additional language. Focusing on a whole school approach, the course provides guidance on how to plan and prioritise provision for a range of EAL learners. 

This course aims to develop the leadership of EAL in secondary schools where there are increasing numbers of English as an additional language students. Focusing on a whole school and subject-based approach, the course provides guidance on how to plan and prioritise provision for a range of EAL learners.

This course aims to provide teaching assistants with the skills and knowledge they need to support pupils who are new to English. It covers the welcoming of new pupils and helping them adjust to the new school environment. It has a key focus on how to help pupils to learn in English.

This course is for staff at Rugby School Thailand only. 

This unit is about international new arrivals. This includes refugees and asylum seekers, and as they are a group constantly referred to in national news media it is important to understand who we are talking about.

Over the last ten years, the EAL landscape in Wales has changed dramatically. In this unit, we will look at the implications of these changes in regard to how we support and raise the achievement of the EAL learners within our own schools.