Meeting the needs of international pupils in the mainstream classroom – a practical guide for teachers

Dates: 18 June 2021 Day Seminar: 10.00 to 16.00

Venue: online via Zoom

Cost: BAISIS Member £125 / BSA Member £135 / Non-member £270

Audience:  Teachers of EAL, Heads of EAL, mainstream subject teachers

Meeting the needs of international pupils in the mainstream classroom – a practical guide for teachers

Why should you attend?

If you teach international pupils in a mainstream school, this day seminar will help you learn, refresh or build on your classroom strategies and teaching techniques to meet their needs. This is a practical course which will help you to source suitable materials and consider how to support your pupils with both language acquisition and concept development.  We consider the principles of language learning as they relate to subject specific teaching and learning, and relate this to CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning).


To give both EAL and subject teachers a better understanding of how concept development and language learning are related, so as to be able to support the needs of international pupils in the mainstream subject classroom.

Wider context and/or application to the independent sector:

Gone are the days when subject teachers could place the responsibility for international learners in the hands of the EAL teacher. Now, the ISI says subject teachers should equip themselves with the skills to meet the language needs of the international learners in their classroom.


Elyse Conlon

Elyse has 17 years of experience in the international world of teaching, strategy and training, which began as Director of Studies in Phuket, Thailand and has continued at Moreton Hall for 10 years, where Elyse is Head of EAL and Director of Studies in their International Study Centre. Her main interests lie in upskilling staff regarding EAL methodology and practice.

Andrew Pritchett

Andrew has 13 years of English and EAL teaching experience in a variety of settings in the UK and internationally, including in Australia and Japan. He holds an MA in TESOL with distinction from the UCL Institute of Education and is currently Head of EAL at The Mount, Mill Hill International School in North London. His main interests lie in the training of mainstream teachers in EAL techniques and in the teaching of vocabulary and oracy.