Introduction: The Learner’s Perspective
What it’s like for an EAL learner in a mainstream classroom?
Basic Interpersonal Communications Skills (BICS). What it is and why it’s not enough
Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALPS). What it is and how to implement it
The Language-Rich Classroom. Improving Performance Across the Four Skills
Reading activities: how to improve the experience – and the performance, for both EAL and native speakers
Speaking: why it’s so important in the classroom, and how to implement effective strategies
Listening: both for gist and specific meaning. Activities to improve both outcomes
Writing: improving understanding of structure, plus how to practice effective use
Pick Up the Habits of an EAL Teacher: Tips and Tricks to Enhance Language Acquisition
How to act like an EAL teacher. How reinforcement becomes second nature
Making punctuation fun. (Honest!)
Starters and plenaries – vocabulary extension exercises
Final overview: tying it all together
Do you struggle to accommodate the needs of EAL pupils whilst also trying to teach native speakers in the mainstream classroom?
Do you worry that time taken in helping EAL pupils is detrimental to native-speakers' progress?
Would you like to know how to teach EAL pupils and native speakers at the same time, in exactly the same way?
This course equips you with the knowledge to enable you to teach non-native and native English speakers the same content, at the same time and in exactly the same way, delivering content and language whilst increasing language ability, subject knowledge and cognition across the whole class.