Course Detail

Supporting Children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) | 17 May 2021 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm


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During this online session you will explore the essential knowledge and tools to support families and children for whom English is an additional language.

As part of the course, a pre-recorded training video will be issued for you to view prior to this session which focusses on supporting children learning English as an additional language. This one hour interactive session will help you to consolidate your knowledge and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

What will I learn?

This session delivers essential knowledge and activities to support your understanding of how children learn additional languages and will enable you to support EAL learners and their families within your setting.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn about how children acquire additional language/s, the brain development and processes involved;
  • Learn about key messages and strategies to support EAL learners and their families;
  • Gain an awareness of resources to support EAL learners;
  • Find out about how to create a welcoming environment and establish a good working relationship with multilingual families; and
  • Devise an action plan to support the implementation of strategies within your setting and facilitate sharing this learning with colleagues.

Dates for 2021

This session will be available termly on the following dates:

  • Spring 2021 - Monday 22nd February 2021, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Summer 2021 - Monday 17th May 2021, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

If all dates are fully booked, please email and we will add your name to a waiting list.


Delivered by: Bolton Start Well Service, Communication and Language Development Team


Who is the workshop for?

Suitable for all practitioners working with children throughout the early years.

Booking Arrangements

E-mail: if you need assistance when booking online.

Course Delivery

This course will be delivered using a blended learning approach and includes a recorded training session and an interactive online workshop.

Access is via Microsoft Teams.

Once you sign up for the course, you will be sent a welcome email with a link to view the pre-recorded element of the training, and any supportive pack appropriate to the training.  Should you need to, you will be able to pause the presentation while you view it or view it again using the same link. This link is intended for you only and should not be shared, copyright applies.

The online workshop on 22nd February 2021 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm via Microsoft Teams is an essential element of the training, an opportunity to get together with a member of the Start Well Communication and Language Development Team and others following this course to ask questions, share good practice with your peers and complete the final element of the training.

You will also be able to submit questions in advance via  Please state the name and date of the workshop on any emails.

Please note, you can access Microsoft Teams Live via a tablet, computer or smart phone device and you can join as a guest if you do not have an account.  Alternatively, the Teams app can be downloaded for free onto a smart device prior to the event from the App Store or Google Play.

Commitments and Cancellations

If you withdraw from the training before you are issued with the resources or online joining instructions, the following sliding scale of charges will apply:

Calendar days’ notice before the start date of the course Fee applicable
29 calendar days or more No charge
Between 15 and 28 calendar days (inclusive) 50% of course fee
Between 1 and 14 calendar days (inclusive) Full course fee
Failure to attend Treated as late cancellation and full course fee will be charged

All requests to withdraw must be received in writing to with the date accepted as the date of the email.

Charges will become effective on the date when we issue the booking confirmation and welcome email, unless we receive an undeliverable return, excluding any Out of Office notice.


If for any reason we are unable to deliver the training as agreed, we will notify all delegates booked onto the course as quickly as possible with a revised date.

A full refund will be given in the event that we cancel the training in full.

Prices are valid until 31st August 2021.