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English as an Additional Language (EAL) Webinar Series Webinar #2 - EAL Learners - Beyond Linguistic Needs

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Webinar Series Webinar #2 - EAL Learners - Beyond Linguistic Needs

 

This webinar is a collaboration between Kilkenny Education Centre, Clare Education Centre, Laois Education Centre, Limerick Education Centre and the English Language Support Teachers' Association of Ireland (ELSTA).

All teachers are EAL teachers. If you have a student who speaks another language from birth at home, then you are an EAL teacher. This webinar is open to beginning and advanced EAL teachers. You will discover very useful and practical information by participating in the webinar. In this webinar, Philip, the facilitator, will guide you through exploring how to cater for learners’ cultural, linguistic and identity needs. You will find out about intercultural communication and how it will enrich your classroom. The webinar is also designed to empower you to become a (more) culturally responsive teacher.

Moving on, he will help you develop ideas for incorporating children’s first language or heritage language into their classroom practices. Philip will then show you how to use students' cultural capital as a resource in the classroom. Finally, he will explain how you can encourage the use of different languages in the classroom to unlock the potential of multilingual language students, and allow other students to become aware of different cultures and perspectives.  

When you complete this webinar you will;

  • Have a better understanding of how to cater for learners’ cultural, linguistic and identity needs,
  • Understand what is needed to become more culturally responsive,
  • Have learned how to incorporate learners’ first language and heritage into their classroom practices,
  • Know how you can use students' cultural capital as a resource in your classroom, and
  • Understand how you can encourage the use of different languages in the classroom to unlock the potential of multilingual language students and allow other students to become aware of different cultures and perspectives.

You will be encouraged to ask questions/clarify aspects of the webinar content throughout the webinar.

Philip McCarthy

For the last seven years, Philip has been working as a mainstream class teacher in a school in Dublin which has a very diverse demographic; in his current class group, there are 12 languages spoken. He has recently completed a Master of Education Studies in Intercultural Learning and Leadership. Last year, as part of his role in the English Language Support Teachers’ Association (ELSTA), Philip participated and provided input to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) on the new draft Primary school curriculum. He is very well aware of the distinct inequalities that exist in the Irish education system for children who come from different backgrounds and speak different languages. In his role as a mainstream class teacher, he seeks to bring an energy and determination in promoting the implementation of effective strategies in EAL teaching and Intercultural education. 

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Webinar Series Webinars

Teachers must register individually for each webinar in the Series they wish to attend. There are six webinars in the Series in total.

Course Properties

Course date 06-10-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 06-10-2021 8:00 pm
Capacity 500
Cut off date 06-10-2021 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Philip McCarthy
Number Hours 1
Location Online (via Zoom)
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Eircode - R95 RH97

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