Practical strategies for teaching international pupils in the mainstream classroom

Date: October 02 2020

Venue: Abbey College, Homerton Gardens, Purbeck Rd, Cambridge CB2 8EB  

Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Audience: All teaching staff

Practical strategies for teaching international pupils in the mainstream classroom

Why should you attend?

If you teach an academic subject to international pupils in a mainstream school, this seminar is designed to help you learn, refresh or build on your classroom strategies and teaching techniques to meet the needs of those pupils. 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).

Objectives:

To give 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.

Programme

  • The EAL Journey; placing the international pupil at the centre.
  • Potential barriers to learning for international pupils studying in UK independent schools.
  • An overview of the best practice approach to EAL: Theory into practice
  • Introduction to CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
  • Practical strategies for subject teachers to support international pupils in the mainstream classroom

Wider context and/or application to the independent sector:

Independent schools that recruit international pupils work hard to meet the needs of those pupils. Now that ISI inspections focus specifically on provision for international pupils, even greater emphasis is placed on providing for their needs.  Gone are the days when subject teachers could place the responsibility for international pupils in the hands of the EAL teacher as the ISI expects subject teachers to equip themselves with the skills to meet the needs of international pupils in their classroom.

Outcomes and resources:

Participants will develop empathy for international pupils, identify and examine potential barriers to their learning and explore the use of lesson planning, resources and teaching techniques to maximise outcomes for international pupils, as well as gain practical strategies and resources.

Speaker: Ali Talbot

Ali is Head of EAL at Abbey College, Cambridge.  Her EAL teaching, training and leadership experience includes developing an EAL department in an international school in Malaysia, running a language school for the Bell Educational Trust, being a CELTA tutor, and inspecting and advising English faculties in universities overseas.

For further information contact info@baisis.org.uk

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