Supporting the Oral Language Skills of Children with English as an Additional Language - 23LCAU18 (Aoife Merrins-Gallagher)
This webinar has been specially designed and developed for primary teachers of children with EAL. Over the course of this one-hour workshop, attending teachers will develop evidence-informed and practical skills to support oral language and literacy in linguistically diverse contexts. An array of handouts and resource-sourcing guidelines ensure informed, competent and equipped practitioners post webinar participation.
Webinar participants will be enabled to:
✓ reflect on current oral language and literacy knowledge and practices
✓ define and justify the need for oral language and literacy for children with EAL
✓ explore oral language and literacy development strategies
✓ acquire a bank of activities to support the language and literacy development of children with EAL
Facilitator: Aoife Merrins-Gallagher (B. Ed, MTeach, PhD)
Biography: Aoife Merrins-Gallagher qualified as a primary school teacher in 2013. She taught in mainstream and support settings in Scoil Íde, Clondalkin, before commencing full- time doctoral research between 2018 and 2022 (DCUINTO150 PhD Scholarship). In that time, Aoife developed a bilingual oral narrative programme, Tell-a-Tale | Inis Scéal, in response to the academic needs and linguistic strengths of children with EAL. Aoife currently job-shares in Gaelscoil Phortlaoise and lectures part-time for MU Froebel. She is a member of Mother Tongues Ireland, English Language Support Teachers’ Association of Ireland and Children’s Research Network. Her experiences as a teacher, lecturer and researcher can demystify the world of EAL for workshop attendees.
Book online at www.carrickedcentre.ie and a webinar link will be emailed to you on the morning of the webinar. Please check your SPAM folder if you do not receive the link in your inbox.
|Course Date||19-09-2023 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||19-09-2023 8:00 pm|
|Cut off date||18-09-2023 11:55 pm|
|Location||Live Webinar - Online|