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

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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.

    Two taster sessions will be organised, touching on some of the topics offered in the course. These will take place online on the following dates. Please register to attend by clicking on the links below:

    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
      16 November 2022 to 26 May 2023

      IMPORTANT: For registered participants: the Moodle link is in the Admin tab, at the bottom of the page. 

      This course is available for Ecolint Staff only

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