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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 across the secondary levels.
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 EAL students in secondary classrooms. 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 different subject areas.
Outcomes: Practitioners will be able to use a range of strategies to develop academic literacy in their subject area when working with EAL students.
Tue, 29 Aug 2017
Early Bird Discount
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Early Bird Non-member Discount
School level: Secondary
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