Our team of consultants offers Continuing Professional Development courses focused on inclusive Quality First Teaching, supporting EAL learners with varying levels of English Language proficiency across the curriculum.

Catherine Brennan delivered an excellent lecture to our trainee teachers about EAL. She is not only very knowledgeable about teaching and supporting children with English as an additional language but has an engaging and informative style. She leads sessions with tremendous warmth and passion for her area of expertise and we will be definitely be asking her to return in future years.

Ben Wiggins – Senior Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Education, UWE Bristol (Feb 2022)

Our upcoming Better Bilingual Courses & Events:

Better Bilingual ‘EAL Champions’ CPD Programme (Summer 2024) – Monday 22nd April until Monday 1st July (six online training sessions, all 13:30 – 15:00)

Better Bilingual EAL Network Meeting – Summer 2024 – Wednesday 24th April (16:00 – 17:00)

Better Bilingual CPD: How to Teach the ‘New to English’ Induction Programme – Thursday 9th May and Thursday 23rd May (9.30 – 11.30am)

Better Bilingual x Collaborative Learning Workshop – Tuesday 21st May (13:00 – 15:30)

Better Bilingual EAL Celebration Event 2024 – Tuesday 1st October (13:00 – 16:00)

New CPD Leadership Event for EAL Leads in Schools & Trusts

Why do previous participants recommend this course?

“Dedicated, directed time to reflect on EAL/EDI in my setting was invaluable. Because of the practical tools and signposting to resources I have received. I think the course covers so many different areas that any school would benefit from, even if it’s just a refresher or reminder and the opportunity to share or talk to other schools.”

Are you new to the role of EAL Lead in your school or trust? Do you need to ensure you are fully equipped for this leadership role? Are you keen to learn from other EAL leads as well as Better Bilingual? Then this is the course for you…

Course Title: EAL Champions CPD Programme

Purpose: To build capacity for EAL and EDI in primary and secondary schools; aspiring middle/senior leads welcome

Intended Audience: Middle/senior leads for EAL/inclusion in primary and secondary schools

Recommendation: Two staff members from each school attend three sessions each to promote collaboration

Further details here

For information about EAL funding for schools and further Better Bilingual training opportunities, please click here

Better Bilingual Offer – September 2023-July 2024