ELT well has been busy over the last few months, extending the options for online professional development:
Assessing Multilingual Learners
This course is for you if you suspect that one of your EAL / ESOL learners may be neurodiverse or have a specific learning difference, such as dyslexia.
Participants find out how to make the most of the CAML materials (included in the price) and go through the process of assessing learners who are using English as an additional language, highlighting key issues that may be different from assessing English-speaking (mono-lingual) people.
Each stage of the process is exemplified by case study material, which builds towards the final session, when participants are required to make a judgement about the cognitive profile of one learner, complete a report memo setting out the key features of their cognitive profile, and make some recommendations to inform teaching.
Book your place and choose your CAML here
Once you have booked your course, you have 2 weeks in which to complete the 5 sessions, each one taking about an hour. You can do it all in one day, or a little at a time, whichever suits you best. Please allow a couple of days for the materials to arrive in the post to you.
Other courses that Anne Margaret has contributed to include the ELTon award-winning dysTEFL course, which has recently been updated and is available from www.dysTEFL.eu
Lancaster University and FutureLearn have also teamed up to produce a free MOOC (massive open on-line course) ‘Dyslexia and language teaching‘ which will be running again in April 2021. You can sign up and take part here: www.futurelearn.com/courses/dyslexia