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WEBINAR - EAL Webinar Series #3: Supporting the EAL Students Going Through the Silent Phase: A Differentiated Approach

WEBINAR - EAL Webinar Series #3: Supporting the EAL Students Going Through the Silent Phase: A Differentiated Approach

In this webinar, teachers will:

  • Gain awareness of the linguistic and holistic needs of the students going through the Silent Phase,
  • Develop an understanding of key language acquisition theories,
  • Implement classroom and whole school approaches that support the Silent Phase student, and
  • Incorporate practical ideas in their teaching by using a differentiated approach. 

Livia Healy

Livia Healy is a former EAL student, originally from Romania, with 15 years teaching experience in EAL, French and Spanish, in a vibrant multicultural Deis Post Primary school in Limerick City. She is a graduate of University of Limerick, B.A. Languages and Cultural Studies 1.1 Hons., PD. Ed in Languages 1.1 Hons. She is:

  • The co-author of La Pluma, the Spanish Leaving Certificate textbook (Healy and Rock, Folens, 2006),
  • Founder of TEAL Ireland 2018, recently renamed ELSTA Group, with approx. 2,200 members,
  • Lead EAL teacher collaborator with the TEAL Project, MIC, recipient of the ELL Award 2020, and
  • Public Relations Officer, English Language Support Teachers' Association.

For the past two years she have led and supported teachers of EAL students on daily basis. She believes that her experience of being an ethnic minority teacher, combined with being a former EAL student, enhances her understanding of the current level of needs that the EAL students, and their teachers, have. 

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 19-11-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 19-11-2020 8:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Fee free
Select Hours 1 hour
Speaker Livia Healy
Location Online Course
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