Creating an Effective Communication and Language Environment

Course Description

This course explores language-rich learning environments, and the essential role that parents, carers and early years practitioners play. You will be asked to think about your own early years setting and how you can apply what you are learning to help you plan effective language learning. The course is produced in association with the Early Years Alliance.

This course is suitable for everyone working in an early years setting.

Course Content

The six stages of language acquisition

• Naming familiar objects

• Using action words

• Joining words together

• Describing objects

• Grammatical words and endings

• Joining sentences together

Creating an effective language learning environment

• Routines and resources

• The physical environment

Interacting with children

• Key strategies

Developing relationships with parents and carers

• Families with English as an additional language

• Strengths and development areas for your setting

• Strategies for successful partnerships

• Ideas for practical activities

Conversations with parents and carers

• Approaches to use if parents raise concerns

• Approaches to use if you have concerns to share with parents

Key Features

• One module with a multiple-choice questionnaire

• One CPD credit with a personalised downloadable certificate

• 70% pass mark

How to apply

This online training course normally costs £10.50 + VAT but is available free to gold members. For more details see our online training page.

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