English as an Additional Language (EAL) Webinar 1: Teaching the EAL Learners in your Class 29.9.2020

Suitable for primary and post-primary teachers, this is an excellent opportunity acquaint yourself with EAL teaching – the world of educating learners for whom English is an Additional Language.

Discover practical tips and tools for EAL teaching and learning, explore how to overcome typical challenges experienced by learners with EAL, and review examples of practice to inform your work as an educator in linguistically diverse settings.

While both a lack of knowledge of students’ mother tongues and a lack of experience in working with non-native English speakers can be daunting and challenging for schools, experienced teachers of students with EAL agree that it is possible to equip these students with tools, resources and strategies that they need to be successful in the classroom.

When you complete this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the context for EAL in Ireland today
  • Be equipped with practical tips and tools for EAL teaching
  • Have explored typical challenges experienced by learners with EAL
  • Have reviewed samples of practice to enable transfer to own contexts

You will also have an opportunity to ask questions / clarify aspects of webinar content throughout the session.

The Presenter: Aoife Merrins-Gallagher has over eight years of experience in the primary education system, focusing explicitly on inclusive educational strategies to support children with EAL. Aoife taught in both mainstream and support settings in the early stages of her teaching career, before commencing full-time PhD research in September 2018 (DCU-INTO150 Scholar). Since then, Aoife has developed a bilingual oral narrative programme which is taught collaboratively by mainstream and support teachers in linguistically diverse junior and senior infant classrooms to bolster oral narrative competence for children with EAL. Her experiences as both a teacher and researcher can help to demystify the world of EAL teaching for webinar attendees.

 Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aizOmXc9SuWikHADPLB4Dw 

English as an Additional Language Webinars for both Primary and Post-Primary teachers of EAL Webinars hosted by Clare, Kilkenny, Laois and Limerick Education Centres

7-8pm – Individual booking required for each webinar


Teaching the EAL Learners in Your Class

Aoife Merrins Gallagher           


Beyond Linguistic Needs

Philip McCarthy


In-class support models to teachers/team teaching

Livia Healy


Communicating with EAL Learners and Families

Narrell Byrne


Panel Discussion – Teaching Learners for whom English is an Additional Language

Annie Asgard


EAL Learners and Direct Provision/International Protection Accommodation System

Bernard Cantillon





Course Properties

Course date 29-09-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 29-09-2021 8:00 pm
Cut off date 29-09-2021 4:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Aoife Merrins-Gallagher
Number Hours 1
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