Building vocabulary and early language


Pupils’ vocabulary affects their ability to communicate and to understand the world. This 1-day workshop, in line with the English Hubs initiative, helps teachers develop their knowledge of how words work and suggests practical strategies for direct instruction.

100% of participating teachers said they would recommend this workshop to another school.


  1. Reading, vocabulary and how they work together - the research and the ‘vocabulary gap’
  2. Word meaning, word knowledge and word-building – exploring new language and the 3-tier model
  3. Learning and loving new words – direct and indirect instruction
  4. Practical strategies for teaching vocabulary
  5. Reflection and further resources


We invite English Hub schools to host these sessions. The cost is £2700 for up to 30 delegates. Participating schools receive a £25 discount on National Literacy Trust membership.

"A very enjoyable and very relevant course with super recommendations."

Next steps

Contact or call 0207 587 3067 to find out more, or complete our expression of interest form below and select 'primary CPD'.

Not in an English Hub school? Get in touch and we can help you find your nearest contact.

Expression of interest
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