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Supporting those Struggling with the Requirements of English Language and Literature

Learners may struggle with English language and literature in Key Stages 3 and 4 due to a range of issues such as fluency, problems with comprehension, speed of processing, past experiences, and their attitude to English. This course will provide positive, engaging and practical ideas to re-engage learners in English as well as exploring approaches to teaching mixed-ability classes.

  • Toolbox of practical ideas to engage and motivate
  • Ways to improve our quality of instruction in English
  • Exploring reasons why learners become disengaged
1 day
£265 + VAT
9:15 - 15:30
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About this course

This course will not only give you lots of practical ideas to help engage and motivate learners who may be struggling with certain aspects of English language and literature but also a chance to explore why this might happen in the first place and what we can do to prevent problems in the future.

  • Understand the barriers to learning English - recognising and working with ‘spiky profiles’
  • Find practical approaches that can be adapted to suit the needs of your learners 
  • Consider the use of drama and active learning in the English classroom
  • Develop creative approaches to helping reading and comprehension
  • Develop creative approaches to engaging learners with writing

COVID-19 update

As a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are now live-streaming all of our courses.

For the most up to date information regarding the pandemic, please take a look at our 'COVID-19 Update' page.

Live stream and recorded courses

Live-streamed course. Watch at home, at school or on the go.
08 December 2021
Online, interactive access.
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Courses at venues

20 October 2021
Aloft Birmingham Eastside, 4 Woodcock Street, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4BL
09 February 2022
Durham Marriott Hotel, Old Elvet, DURHAM, DH1 3JN
24 February 2022
Lancaster Gate Hotel, 66 Lancaster Gate, LONDON, W2 3NA
28 March 2022
The Met Hotel, King Street , LEEDS, LS1 2HQ
05 April 2022
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, MANCHESTER, M28 2QT