16 August 2012
Do you have students in your class who struggle with English because it is not their first language? If you are an English language teacher or a 'content' teacher – perhaps a science or history teacher – how can you support your students with language in the classroom? How can different teaching departments work together to support students with language issues?
If language is an issue in your classroom, our new online training course will help you. Based on a new book, Language Awareness in Teaching: A Toolkit for Content and Language Teachers by Timothy Chadwick (a Cambridge International Examinations-Cambridge University Press publication), the course will help you develop language awareness to support your students.
About the course
The Language Awareness in Teaching online course is for practising teachers who teach content subjects (such as science or maths) through English in a bilingual education context. It is also for English language teachers who work in schools where some or all subjects are taught through English.
You will develop techniques for dealing with language issues and learn how to plan language support into lessons. Videos will guide your learning, and you will interact with other participants and the tutor. You will receive a certificate on completion.
How to register
The course runs from 24 September to 12 November 2012. You need to register by 17 September 2012.
Our bilingual research programme identified a need for this training, and it is part of a series of new initiatives to support teachers who work in a bilingual education context. The course is also useful preparation for professional development qualifications such as the Cambridge International Certificate for Teachers in Bilingual Education.