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Making subject specific language accessible to the EAL learner

  • Date: October 12, 2022
  • Time: 12:30 – 13:30
  • Cost: BAISIS member Free of charge  / BSA member £60 / Member additional attendee £20 / Non-member £120
  • Audience: Heads EAL, Subject Specific Teaching Staff
  • Platform: Zoom (online)

Course Outline

The session will cover basic principles for differentiating for EAL in the context of key subject vocabulary, and how to encourage EAL pupils to become more self-sufficient by using the ideas of the ‘Flipped Classroom’. We will also look at resources to help pupils to organise glossaries and sets of subject-related terms and to pre-learn topics.

Training topics will include:

  • Subject specific language in the classroom
  • EAL support in the mainstream classroom
  • Supporting EAL pupils.

Learning outcomes:

Subject specific teachers will be equipped with teaching strategies to enable their EAL pupils to better understand concepts and be able to use the language to express these.  EAL teachers will be able to support their pupils in becoming more independent learners.


Speaker: James Copland
, Teacher of EAL, Kent College International Study Centre, Kent College Canterbury.