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20TRA600 Oral Language Development

20TRA600 Oral Language Development





Oral language skills form the foundation for the reading and writing skills children will develop as they progress through school. Having a strong foundation in oral language helps children become strong communicators, successful readers, building competence and confidence as well as an overall sense of well-being.

Unfortunately, many children are missing out on important oral language skills from a young age. Much research indicates that without a solid foundation in oral language skills, children will not develop competency in reading and writing.

Children learn best when they are engaged and interacting. In this webinar, I aim to give some ideas of how we, as educators, can help children build strong oral language skills.

Biography of Presenter

Julieanne Devlin is a teaching deputy principal. She is currently teaching a multigrade classroom of 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes. She qualified with a Bachelor of Education from St. Patrick’s College in 2002, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from St. Patrick’s College in 2004 and a Master of Science from Dublin City University in 2007. She specializes in the area of oral language and vocabulary development. She has spoken internationally on the topic in addition to delivering CPD training and seminars in numerous Education Centres countrywide and talked about ‘closing the word gap’ at the IPPN Conference in Citywest January 2020. She also hosted a popular home-school blog throughout the pandemic with up to 2000 unique visitors per day. (


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Course Properties

Course date 08-10-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 08-10-2020 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 23-09-2020
Cut off date 08-10-2020
Individual Price Free
Speaker Julieanne Devlin
Number Hours 1
Location Online

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