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English as an Additional Language (EAL) Webinar 4: Communicating with EAL Learners and Families 20.10.2021

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.

Workshop Description

This webinar for primary and post-primary teachers 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.

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sZdXMudwS8euWPr2mzwPzw 

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 20-10-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 20-10-2021 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-09-2021
Cut off date 20-10-2021 4:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Narrell Byrne
Number Hours 1
Location ZOOM online
We are no longer accepting registration for this course

Contact the Centre

Laois Education Centre,
Block Road,
Eircode: R32 CP26

Phone: 353-057-8672400
Fax: 353-057 8661137

Email: info@laoisedcentre.ie


CHY No: 21393

Laois Education Centre