Strategies for Working with New Arrivals and Young People at Early Stages of English Language Acquisition

Course outline:

Do you have children in your class speaking no English or at the early stages of English language acquisition?
Can they access your lessons in the different subject areas you teach?

This course will provide delegates with the practical knowledge, strategies, assessments tools to assess and plan stimulating learning experiences for EAL pupils.

Attending this course will provide delegates with an overview of the diversity of EAL pupils joining our schools. Assess what level of English language acquisition they are at, and what strategies can be used to support them to access the curriculum.
It will also give examples of good practice of working with parents of new arrivals.

  • EAL practitioners will give an overview of the diversity of EAL learners joining our schools
  • Discuss the information required to ensure schools have a sound understanding of the child and can plan an appropriate induction programme for the new arrivals
  • Learn about and practice using an assessment tool to identify the level of English language acquisition of EAL learners
  • Look at strategies for teaching of English to beginners and those at early level of language acquisition in order to access the curriculum
  • Examples of good practice on liaising with parents and helping them to understand how they can support their child
Ideal for: Teachers and support staff working with EAL learners in Nursery, Early years, KS1 and KS2

Course Cost: 165+VAT

Additional Places 145+VAT *

Course 27th September 2018 Registration: 09:00 AM Course Starts: 09:30 AM Course Ends: 04:00 PM

Course Venue

Novotel Newcastle


Veena Soni

Veena Soni DL, BEM, BA Hons – English as an Additional Language and Equality and Diversity specialist Veena has worked in education for over 30 years as a teacher, subject lead and Head of Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS). She has extensive experience in equality and diversity, raising achievement of Gypsy Roma and traveller (GRT) pupils and teaching English as an additional language (EAL) pupils. She has worked in a large number of schools throughout the region and has extensive knowledge of strategies to use with young people who have English as an additional language. Veena has developed many resources for EAL and Traveller pupils which have been used in schools and other education institutions. Veena has worked with parents and ran workshops and training sessions for parents so that they can understand the school curriculum, policies, procedures and strategies used in schools. Veena’s expertise lies in a whole school approach to supporting ethnic minority pupils and believes that all teachers should have the knowledge and strategies to work with pupils who are at different stages of language acquisition. She has delivered workshops to senior education leaders, the school leadership team, teachers and teaching assistants.

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Strategies for Working with New Arrivals and Young People at Early Stages of English Language Acquisition

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Organisation Details

Practitioners with extensive experience in the teaching of English will lead this interactive workshop. They will give you lots of practical examples on how to support a child with no, or little English language, to access the curriculum and integrate into the classroom.

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10 Preston Mews,
North Shields,
Tyne & Wear,
NE29 0NF

07738 294810



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