Course Detail

Supporting Children with English as an Additional Language (EAL)


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  • SKU: Pre-recorded video with follow up surgery
  • Category: courses


This in-depth pre-recorded training video will be available upon request to watch any time.

This training will enable you to explore the essential knowledge and tools to support families and children for whom English is an additional language.

Communication and Language Surgery Dates

Following completion of this training, the Start Well Communication and Language Development Team invite you to attend one of the Communication and Language Surgeries (online drop-in) to access further support and consolidate your learning.  Please come along ready to discuss any communication and language elements you would like further clarification around or support with. 

Book onto a suitable date from those listed below via:

Surgery dates 2022/23

Daytime (3:30pm - 4:30pm) Evening (6:30pm - 7:30pm)
19th January 2022 17th February 2022
15th March 2022 21st April 2022
11th May 2022 9th June 2022
6th July 2022 29th September 2022
19th October 2022 24th November 2022
14th December 2022 19th January 2023
15th February 2023 16th March 2023










You must watch the training video prior to attending one of the above surgery dates.


What will I learn?

This training 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 in 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.


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 an in-depth pre-recorded YouTube video and an interactive online surgery.

Access to the interactive online Communication and Language Surgery is via Microsoft Teams. Booked separately.

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.