Communicating with EAL Learners and Families
Would you like to be able to communicate more effectively with EAL learners and their parents and guardians? Would you like to add to the welcoming nature of your school? Register for this webinar and you will be closer to achieving those goals.
Date: Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Time: 7 – 8pm
Presenter: Narrell Byrne
This webinar will focus communication with EAL learners and their families.
Even if you do not have one word of an EAL learners’ first language(s) Narrell will guide you through a practical process of using learners’ home languages in your communication with learners and their families.
You will learn from Narrell’s practical step-by-step advice how you and your school can do this, in a straightforward non-time consuming way, usually by using technology on your laptop, PC or phone.
You will also be guided by Narrell through the challenges posed for parents and teachers by guardians/parent teacher meetings – and how to overcome those challenges in a way that is not disconcerting for the parent (who may not speak any English) and the teacher.
By participating in this webinar, you will be better equipped to further enhance a supportive, and diverse school environment that will make EAL learners and their families feel welcome.
When you complete this webinar, you will:
§ Have the ability to make a more informed decision as to how you can further improve communication with EAL learners
§ Be able to improve communication with non-english spreaking parents and guardians
§ Understand how you can improve your school’s approach to communicating with non-English speaking parents and guardians
§ Be in a better position to enhance your school’s supportive and diverse school environment
You will be encouraged to ask questions / clarify aspects of webinar content throughout the session.
The Presenter: Narrell Byrne
A dedicated and enthusiastic EAL Co-Ordinator at Mount Sion C.B.S., currently seconded as EAL advisor to the PDST. Narrell firmly believes that as teachers, we need to ensure every EAL learner feels a sense of belonging, can access the curriculum, and experience success.
She has a keen interest in developing practical guidance, processes, and adaptable resources schools can use to ensure EAL learners feel welcome, safe, secure, and supported; sustainable EAL provision is structured and embedded more effectively and subject teachers are better supported and equipped to support EAL learners.
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