ESOLSIG: Helping ESOL learners to improve their spelling

Join IATEFL ESOLSIG and Anne-Sophie Cocault for this webinar.

How can we help our ESOL learners improve their spelling?

Spelling can be straightforward for some students, but others struggle and need help with it. As teachers, we often feel unprepared for supporting our ESOL learners with spelling. Indeed, it is not a major part of initial teacher training or continuous professional development.

This webinar will help you develop an understanding of the following aspects:

  • Common difficulties with English spelling
  • The relationship between reading and spelling
  • Strategies used by good spellers
  • The impact poor spelling has on language learning as a whole
  • The polysystemic nature of English spelling
  • Practical activities to help learners improve their spelling.

This session will be interactive and you will have the opportunity to share your experience and best practice.

Anne-Sophie Cocault is an EAL/ESOL teacher and Cambridge-accredited teacher trainer with over 15 years’ experience in Central Europe, the Middle East, Ireland and the UK.

She is now based in Belfast where she works with various schools and agencies to support newcomer pupils and families. She also trains educators in the field of literacy and the role of home languages in English language learning.

She runs a multilingual story club called Tongues and Tales where people come and share stories and songs in various languages.

In her free time, she collects international children’s books and will read stories to whoever will listen!


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Event details

Event type:

SIG Webinar


10/11/2021 - 18:00 UK time
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Free of charge