Teaching Assistants: Working with learners using EAL (Online, Secondary)

1 June - 3 July 2020 09:00 am - 17:00 pm

This is a new course.

This online course aims to familiarise teaching assistants (TAs) with some of the challenges that learners using EAL might face when learning English and learning through English at the same time. The course introduces practical, easy to use strategies for supporting learners using EAL to develop the language skills they need to access the curriculum and fulfil their potential.

This three-component online course is designed to work around the busy lives of those working in secondary schools. With three hours of online study over a five-week period, this course enables you to work at a manageable pace with plenty of time to process course content and consider relevance to your context. The course is designed to be highly interactive and collaborative, with opportunities to work with other course participants, course tutors and course material. Component two consists of a live webinar with opportunities to ask questions and share best practice in real time.

A certificate will be awarded for successful completion of the course.

Who is this course for?

  • Teaching assistants in secondary settings
  • Classroom support staff

Component One:

Pre-webinar online tasks: completed at your own pace over a seven-day period

Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes

Component Two:

Live interactive webinar with the course tutors: 4pm-5pm on Thursday 11 June 2020

Time commitment: 60 minutes

Component Three:

Post webinar online tasks: completed at your own pace over a three-week period

Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes