Accelerating the progress of EAL Learners through the development of Academic Literacy.

Event code SCH 19/265 
Event description The training is part 4 of 4 half day sessions under the 'Programme of study for EAL coordinators' which includes:

Session 1 - 12/11/2018 - SCH 18/941 - Supporting Newly Arrived Pupils with English as an Additional Language

Session 2 - 03/12/2018 - SCH 18/943 - Assessing pupils with English as an additional language.

Session 3 - 06/02/2019 - SCH 19/263 - English as an Additional Language or Special Educational Needs or both?

Session 4 - 13/03/2019 - SCH 19/265 - Accelerating the progress of EAL Learners through the development of Academic Literacy.

This training will develop teachers’ knowledge of the pedagogy of language acquisition in order to move pupil’s use of language from basic interpersonal communicative skills (BICS) to cognitive and academic language proficiency (CALP) which is the key to cognitive development and realising educational potential.

Through this structured, scaffolded approach pupils will develop their speaking and listening, reading and writing skills, identifying the language functions .across different genres in all subject areas.

This approach supports both advanced EAL learners as well as all children underachieving in literacy and those with limited speech and language experience.

Delegates can choose to attend just one training session (listed above) or all 4 sessions of the Programme at a discounted price, see funding information below.

If you wish to attend ALL sessions, please book your place through CPD online -

SCH 18/954 Sessions 1 - 4 - Programme of study for EAL Leads.

See individual sessions for event description. 
Training objectives Delegates attending training will:

- increase awareness of key points around second language acquisition
- develop understanding about academic literacies
- explore strategies to develop academic literacy in different subject areas. 
Key stages
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Subject areas Equality and Inclusion
Target audience
Newly Qualified Teachers / SEN Co-ordinator / Teachers
target audience
Qualification level
Innovation Centre Medway, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 9FD
Location Medway
Training Provider The Education People - Inclusion and Support Services
Admin contact Jane Austin (
Tracy Crute
Part of SLA? No
Kent LA cost
Other LA/Academy cost
Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 2
Funding information Course fee - one session is £100 or 2 SSI SLA credits.
Programme - 1-4 sessions discounted price £300 per place or 6 SSI SLA credits.

If you are unable to attend, please cancel your place through CPD online.
20% VAT will be added at the point of invoice.
Start date Wednesday 13 March 2019
Times 13:30-16:00
Number of sessions 1