Bridging the gap – supporting children learning English as an Additional Language

Date

Thu, 24th September, 2015

Time

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location

Lionwood Junior School, Norwich

Ref. Number

PB/1415/EYFS/44

Price

£0.00

Description

Learning English as an additional language is so much more than learning new vocabulary and grammar. Children will be learning and trying out new social identities while maintaining their identity within their culture and family. This requires sensitivity, understanding and support from a key person in their life.

This training helps practitioners to develop an understanding of how children learning EAL can be supported in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Course objectives:
• To consider how to help children with EAL bridge the language and cultural gap between home and the early years setting
• To consider the role of the child’s first language in their learning
• To introduce assessment formats and planning that will help children with EAL to develop spoken English
• To share resources and activities that will support all children to access the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum

£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places

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Course name:

Bridging the gap – supporting children learning English as an Additional Language

Ref. Number:

PB/1415/EYFS/44

Date:

Thu, 24th September, 2015

Time:

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location:

Lionwood Junior School, Norwich

Price:

£0.00

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Presenter(s)

Julie Cigman

Julie started as a young teacher in a village primary school, before moving into Early Years, initially as a Nursery teacher in Oxford. Her M.Ed in Literacy led to work as a reading intervention teacher, she ran early literacy groups for young children and their parents, and took a literacy lead as an Early Years advisory teacher in Oxfordshire. She spent 3 years as Foundation Stage lead on an Early Years PGCE course in Oxford and has taught on the Early Childhood Studies course at the University of Gloucestershire.
Julie designed and ran boys’ writing projects with a number of schools and pre-schools, which successfully improved the confidence, motivation and attainment of boys in the project settings. She has also run EAL projects with children’s centres and schools.

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