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Workshop on new EAL resource from NDCS

National Deaf Children’s Society
19th March 2019
8:00am - 5:00pm


Do you want to improve the way you support deaf children who are new to the UK and are learning English as an additional language (EAL)?

This workshop has been created to help Teachers of the Deaf and other education professionals, including mainstream professionals, who are working with deaf children who speak English as an additional language.

Deaf children who are new to the UK and do not speak English as their first language are likely to face more challenges than hearing children who are EAL learners. This course helps you to understand and address those challenges.

This workshop will explain the issues and outline strategies to address them. You’ll leave the workshop with new ideas and approaches to ensure the best possible outcomes for deaf children.

Topics covered:

  • Tools or assessments to identify deaf EAL children’s language skills and to monitor progress
  • Issues to consider when working with deaf children and their families where English is an additional language
  • Teaching strategies and styles to support deaf EAL learners in school
  • How to work effectively with other professionals, such as interpreters, bilingual teaching assistants and EAL coordinators.

Please note that this workshop is focused on deaf children who speak English as an additional language because they are new to the UK, rather than deaf children whose first language is British Sign Language.

What do delegates say?

“Very interesting with lots of practical ideas . . . ” Teacher of the Deaf, 2018

“Great opportunity to reflect on my current practice and learn from others.” Lead Teacher of the Deaf, 2018

“In my role as TA, I will use all strategies/resources available that I feel appropriate for the pupil in my mind.” Teaching Assistant, 2018


Who is the course for?

Education professionals working with deaf children, including Teachers of the Deaf, EAL coordinators, SEN coordinators and all other staff working in education to support deaf children who speak EAL.

How much does it cost?

£95 per delegate, payable via credit/debit card, cheque and invoice.

Can I book a place without a purchase order number?

Yes, please indicate that a PO number is to be provided, e.g. enter ‘to be confirmed’ when completing the registration form above as an answer to the question about a purchase order number – as soon as the PO number has been approved, please email [email protected] or call 0121 234 9832 with the details and we can ensure it is added to the invoice. If you need our bank details in order to set NDCS up as a supplier on your finance system, again please contact us and we can do this for you.

Do I need to do any prep before attending?

Attendees are asked to complete the following pre course survey


For more information and to book click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supporting-the-language-and-communication-of-deaf-children-with-english-as-an-additional-language-tickets-47510678719