We Help Schools & Teachers Become PRACTICAL EXPERTS with the Fastest-Growing Student Population in the World: Bilingual and Multilingual Learners (BMLs)
These students, many of whom are referred to as ESL/ELL/EAL students, possess rich cultural and linguistic strengths which they bring to their classrooms, schools and global communities. We help teachers understand and support BMLs so they can thrive and reach their full potential in English-speaking school settings. We offer courses, trainings and resources designed specifically for teachers in early childhood and school settings-not foreign language centers. We understand the concerns teachers have about teaching BMLs, especially when it comes to helping them access the curriculum through their developing English language.
All of our courses are online and easily accessible to teachers around the globe. Our signature, certified educator’s course is Bilingual and Multilingual Learners from the Inside-Out. This innovative course is designed to move a “beginner” to “master” with BMLs in just 8 weeks.
Learn more about our courses and trainings from our Courses page and check out our Award for outstanding schools: School of Excellence for Bilingual & Multilingual Learners.
We give you the EXPERTISE you need to become SKILLED in new teaching strategies, EMPOWERED with the right knowledge and CONFIDENT in making decisions about your BMLs
Our Course Participants Make Real Impact in their Schools, Classrooms and Communities
Armed with their new knowledge and skills, our course participants have gone on to create many positive initiatives for BMLs in their schools and classrooms. Some have: developed mother-tongue language programs, designed school support models, revamped policies and even created programs to educate parents about the importance of their home languages.
Our signature course, Bilingual and Multilingual Learners from the Inside-Out, is an 8-week, 35-hour certificate programme. It is designed to meet the needs of teachers in mainstream education settings where English is a primary medium of instruction. Whether you are a class or subject teacher in a public, private or international school, this course is just for you.
Our online learning course format means that you can join us from any timezone around the globe
Individual teachers, whole-schools or department teams can enroll in our courses
Certified schools can apply for our award, “School of Excellence for Bilingual & Mulitlingual Learners”
“Being given the opportunity to focus on the contributions and great richness that our Bilingual and Multilingual Learners bring to our classrooms is just one of many things that resonated with me throughout the course. Under Alison and Francesca’s expert guidance we were exposed to research, concepts and strategies that aimed to challenge and develop our thinking and classroom practice. The emphasis that was placed on making connections and applying ‘theory’ to the context of our own schools and classrooms, had a powerful impact that has greatly enriched my understanding of how to support our BMLs.”Rob Ingham
“Alison and Francesca’s course is one of the most rewarding and worthwhile PD courses I’ve ever completed. Every aspect is useful, meaningful, informative and most importantly, practical. From the first day of the course we were exposed to strategies that we could immediately implement within our own teaching.”Eimear O'Connell, Teacher
“An interesting and intensive course. I was instructed in useful strategies but I also have a better understanding of my BMLs’ needs, making me a more empathetic teacher.Fiona Hoyle