Comprehensible English for new arrivals who are new to English (P) (PP) (SNA)

Comprehensible English for new arrivals who are new to English (P) (PP) (SNA)

Comprehensible English for new arrivals who are new to English

Dates:    Monday, 23 January 2023
Time:      7 - 8 pm
Venue:   Online via Zoom

This session for all school staff aims to raise awareness of what is and what is not comprehensible, accessible English Language for learners who use EAL, particularly those who are New to English or in the Early Acquisition stages. The session considers what makes English difficult to understand and introduces a range of easy-to-use strategies for giving instructions and checking understanding which can be used both in and out of the classroom. 

Who is this session for? 

  • Mainstream teachers
  • EAL support teachers
  • Special Education Teachers 
  • Special Needs Assistants

Sheila Hopkins


Sheila Hopkins has been with The Bell Foundation since 2020. She holds an MA in TESOL plus qualifications in primary education and EAL teaching.  She has worked as an EAL specialist in schools and as an EAL educator in initial teacher training and continued professional development courses at the university level in the United States. Her EAL work with The Bell Foundation focuses on initial teacher education, early career teachers and senior leaders. 

Course Properties

Course date 23-01-2023 7:00 pm
End Date 23-01-2023 8:00 pm
Capacity 200
Fee Free
Tutor - Speaker Sheila Hopkins
Select Hours 1
Location Online via Zoom

Course Full


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