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Supporting Deaf Children with English as an Additional Language

Photo: Improve the way you support deaf children and their families with English as an additional language

Do you want to improve the way you support deaf children and their families who are new to the UK and are learning English as an additional language (EAL)?

Deaf children who are new to the UK and do not have English as their first language are likely to face more challenges than hearing children who are EAL learners. This course helps you to understand and address those challenges.

Ticket sales for our upcoming workshop on 11 March 2020 in Manchester have closed.

For more information about this event or any upcoming workshop dates, please contact us at [email protected].

Workshop overview

This workshop has been created to help specialist and mainstream education professionals, who are working with deaf children who speak English as an additional language (EAL).

It will help to develop your awareness and understanding of the challenges and barriers experienced by deaf pupils or EAL learners and explain the importance of working effectively with them, their families and those that support them.

You’ll leave the workshop with new ideas and approaches to ensure the best possible outcomes for deaf children. You will feel confident in using tools or assessments to identify language skills and to monitor progress. You'll also learn how to differentiate your teaching strategies and styles to support deaf EAL learners in the school setting.

Topics covered

  • Tools or assessments to identify deaf EAL children’s language skills and to monitor progress
  • Issues to consider when working with deaf children and their families where English is an additional language
  • Teaching strategies and styles to support deaf EAL learners in school
  • How to work effectively with other professionals, such as interpreters, bilingual teaching assistants and EAL coordinators.

Please note: This workshop is focused on deaf children who have English as an additional language because they are new to the UK, rather than deaf children whose first language is British Sign Language.

Who is it for?

This workshop is designed for specialist and mainstream education professionals working with deaf children. This includes Teachers of the Deaf, EAL coordinators, SEN coordinators and all other staff working in education to support deaf children who speak EAL.

How much does it cost?

This is a full day workshop, costing £95.


St Thomas Centre GMCVO, Ardwick Green N, Manchester, M12 6FZ

Book your place

Join us at our upcoming workshop on 11 March 2020 in Manchester.

Ticket sales close at 11:30pm on 4 March 2020.

Can't find a suitable location?

We can also deliver a bespoke workshop package, tailored to your organisation's needs and delivered at a location that suits you.

If this is more suitable, please enquire today or contact us at [email protected].

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions before booking.

Meet the trainer

Emma Fraser has worked at the National Deaf Children’s Society for 2 years as a Teacher of the Deaf (ToD). Emma has been involved in a wide variety of education projects and has delivered training to educational professionals working in Early Years through to further education.

Emma has 25 years' experience in education, including being a primary school teacher both in the UK and abroad, SENCO and peripatetic Teacher of the Deaf for a local authority.

Emma is a qualified teacher, QToD with an additional PG dip in Early Years and Deafness. She also has a Level 2 BSL qualification.


What if I need to cancel?

You can cancel your place at any time, however the following charges apply.

  • 20 working days or less before the planned date - you will be charged 100% of the total cost
  • 21 - 30 working days before the planned date - you will be charged 50% of the total cost
  • 31 working days before the planned date - you will not be charged