The Multilingual Learner: Theory to Practice (2022-2023)

This course has been developed for non-language specialists in both primary and secondary schools!

    This year the Institute is offering a new and exciting opportunity for non-language specialists to hone their skills in teaching multilingual learners through investigation of theory, research, and practice. It is open to both primary and secondary teachers.

    This one-term practice-based course will be taught by Eowyn Crisfield, Senior Lecturer in TESOL at Oxford Brookes University and expert in bilingualism, in a structure we have developed with Oxford Brookes University.

    A seminar will take place once per month for two hours with additional (1 hour per month) small group work with a tutor. The course is not writing intensive although you will be asked to produce short, focused reflections on course content.

    Themes will include instructed second language acquisition (ISLA), theories of bilingualism, bilingual and multilingual approaches in curriculum design, translanguaging (theories and pedagogies), literacy development and assessment.

    Participants will develop a deep understanding of the multilingual learner, and the ability to apply this understanding to the development of appropriate curricula and pedagogy to create a holistic, inclusive environment for our multilingual learners.

      Course dates
      12 October 2022 to 26 May 2023

      IMPORTANT: For registered participants: Zoom links to join the live seminars with be in the Admin tab of the Moodle page, at the top. Registrants will receive a link to the Moodle page shortly before the start date.

      This course is available for Ecolint Staff only

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