Principles and practice: Supporting English language learners

Ko tōku reo, tōku ohooho, tōku reo, tōku māpihi maurea. My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul.

This workshop will focus on enduring principles and good practice for supporting English language learners at a range of stages on the English Language Learning Progressions in primary and intermediate school contexts. It will explore ways in which a structured literacy approach can be used effectively to enhance English language learning. There will be opportunities for teachers to share their experience and expertise.

What to expect

  • One-day interactive professional learning workshop facilitated by an English language specialist 

  • The opportunity to network with other educators in your region 

Learning outcomes

  • You will build your understanding of how additional language is acquired 

  • You will increase your knowledge of evidence-informed practical strategies and resources to support English language learners 

  • You will strengthen your ability to increase vocabulary, and support reading and writing 

  • You will deepen your understanding of how structured literacy can benefit English language learners.

During the course

You will learn with and from others in this interactive workshop. The workshop will focus on building your key understanding and give you loads of practical support that you can start to implement with the students you support. Communication is critical for learning. Many of the students you support speak languages other than English and often require additional support from you so that they can progress in their learning and celebrate success.  

Who is this workshop for?

Teachers of years 1-8.

Your investment

$360 + GST per person.

07 Aug 24

Location: Wellington

Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Venue: Urban Hub Serviced Offices