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Join Sofia Ali, an education and training consultant specialising in English as an Additional Language and cross-curricular literacy for a one-day intensive CPD session keyed towards enhancing the learning experience of bilingual pupils in key stage 1 and 2 .
Based in London, Sofia has 20 years experience in classroom teaching, teacher development and school improvement in the UK and internationally. She has worked in schools in over 15 education authorities in England developing practical and creative classroom strategies to support the language development of bilingual learners.
Sofia is an experienced facilitator, an accredited Language in Learning across the Curriculum (LILAC) trainer, a How Language Works (HLW) trainer and a Member of the National College for School Leadership. Sofia is a regular contributor to both national and international conferences on language and literacy.
Sofia has held a wide range of roles leading and developing language in Education, including British Council EAL Nexus Project Manager and CPD Co-ordinator; adviser and consultant posts in Enfield, Kingston upon Thames, Brent, Barnet; Refugee and New Arrivals Consultant for London Challenge Keys to Success (K2S) schools; Acting Regional Adviser, New Arrivals Excellence Programme, (DCSF) and Head of Ethnic Minority Achievement, North Westminster Community School.
This practical course will examine how we can work with a number of strategies to enhance the learning experience of bilingual pupils in key stage 1 and 2. Drawing on academic research but rooted in practical classroom application we will look at how practitioners can make the implicit explicit in terms of language development in the classroom.
Outcomes: Practitioners will be more confident when working with bilingual pupils and will be armed with a range of practical strategies for immediate use in the classroom.
This practical course will examine how we can work with a number of strategies to enhance the learning experience of bilingual pupils in KS2. Drawing on academic research but rooted in practical classroom application we will look at how practitioners can make the implicit explicit in terms of language development in the classroom.
Session 1: How do children acquire English as an additional language (EAL)? In this session we examine some of the key theories that underpin EAL pedagogy and practice.
Session 2: Using the task to shape the talk. Understanding the register continuum and how talk changes depending on who, what and why we are communicating is an important part of pupils' oracy development. In this session we explore a number of practical strategies to use in the classroom.
Session 3: Using multimodal literacy to make language explicit. How language works to make meaning and enabling pupils to understand what they are hearing or viewing is the basis of this session. We look at a number of texts and explore how they work to make meaning.
Session 4: Developing reading in multilingual classrooms. This session will look at before, during and after reading strategies that can be used to enhance understanding, foster creativity and hook pupils' imagination.
Session 5: Exploring the features of academic writing. This session will look at how we can develop vocabulary and grammar at the word, sentence and text level through the use of inclusive texts.
Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Early Bird Discount
Thu, 15 Feb 2018
Early Bird Non-member Discount
School level: Primary