4 Hours of High-Quality Practical Learning

INTRODUCTORY COURSE: MYSTERIES OF LANGUAGE & LEARNING IN BILINGUAL AND MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS

This 4-hour, online professional development course is an ideal introduction to understanding and working with bilingual and multilingual learners in the school and classroom. Get ready to master the mysteries of language acquisition in BMLs and understand the critical issues that BMLs experience as they go about learning English but also learning to learn in English. You’ll gain little-known insights demonstrating why this student population is often misunderstood by teachers, parents and professionals; but you’ll also glean valuable take-aways that you can apply to your own school and student contexts. This course is suitable for classroom teachers, subject teachers, ESL/EAL teachers, counsellors and those with an interest in learning about the education of BMLs. You will have access to all learning content once the course begins. You can work at your own pace but you’ll need to complete the course within 7 days. Your learning will include readings, video, a short quiz, a scenario reflection and finally, the creation of a high-priority action plan that you can actually implement right away. All participants who complete this course will receive a “Certificate of Course Completion” to document their professional development.

After completing this Course, you will be able to answer the following questions:

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How long does it take a BML to learn English?

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Why is the mother-tongue so valuable?

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What are the two phases of additional language acquisition in BMLs?

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Why are BMLs often assumed to be more advanced in their English development than they often are?

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How can we use a BMLs' mother-tongue as a support within the classroom?

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What are some of the issues that can arise in schools as a result of teachers not understanding the differences between "BICS" and "CALP"?

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What are some key strategies to use with BMLs to support their comprehension and thinking?

This course is designed so that participants can work on their own and at their own pace. Once you have registered, you are able to access all of the course content at once. You will have 7 days to complete the course from the time you register. 

 

FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

 

Who is this course for?  

As an introductory course, it is ideal for anyone who works with or wants to know about BMLs in schools; particularly teachers, counsellors, assistants, and/or ESL teachers.

What is the format for the course?

This is an online course which uses our online course platform to host all of our materials and lessons. Everything is easy and user-friendly. You will learn by reading a chapter of our course text, Bilingual & Multilingual Learners from the Inside-Out: Elevating Expertise in Classrooms and Beyond, but you will also learn through video, question responses, scenario, a quiz and an action-plan . The course content is varied and allows you to work at your own pace, on your own time, in the comfort of your home (or anywhere else you have access to the Internet!).

Can I get a certificate once I’ve completed the course? 

Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a “Certificate of Completion” in order to document their professional development; however, this course is not a “certified” course which ensures you have met specific standards.  The learning you do is completely for your own benefit.  We do offer certified courses at our Institute: our 8-week Educator’s Course (for qualified teachers), our 6-week Administrator’s Course (for heads/school principals) and 4-week Nursery/Preschool Teacher Course. Additionally, we offer our Teaching Assistants course which runs for 4 weeks.  

Once you’ve completed this Introductory Course, you can still take one of our other certified courses afterwards.

Do I get access to the book, Bilingual and Multilingual Learners from the Inside-Out: Elevating Expertise in Classrooms and Beyond? 

You will be given one of the chapters in our book, “The Mysteries of Language Acquisition” as an electronic (PDF) version. You can then read it on your computer, iPad/tablet or e-reader.

How much is this Course?

The cost for this Introductory Course is £ 110.00

What is your refund policy? 

Since all of our materials are fully available and accessible upon purchase, we can only offer a refund 3 days after purchase provided that none of the downloadable materials have been downloaded and/or shared.

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