EAL in the mainstream


Tuesday 20 August 2019

An increasing number of EAL enrolments means many schools include EAL students in mainstream English classes and English teachers are increasingly assigned EAL classes in their allotment. English teachers are faced with the dilemma of planning and teaching content to EAL learners, despite common concerns such as ‘I don’t know what EAL learners need!’ and ‘I have no training in EAL teaching!’. The onus is on teachers to consider these students’ diverse needs in their planning, instruction and assessment.

This workshop will help mainstream English teachers who may not have had EAL training and will focus on:
• The needs of the EAL student
• Reading and writing strategies
• Effective assessment and feedback
• The listening task assessment

With increased awareness and knowledge of the needs of EAL students and an array of useful resources and strategies, English teachers will feel more confident, enjoy the challenge of differentiating for these unique students and be empowered to declare ‘I CAN teach EAL students!’.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received at the VATE office in writing.

Cancellations received between 5 and 3 working days prior to the event date will be charged a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than 2 working days prior to the event will receive NO REFUND. If you do not attend and have not notified the office in writing according to the above policy, you will receive no refund.

Meet the Speakers