Supporting Learners with EAL for Teaching Assistants (Online Course)

This course aims to familiarise teaching assistants in international schools with some of the challenges that learners using EAL might face.

This online course aims to familiarise teaching assistants (TAs) in international schools with some of the challenges learners using EAL might face when learning English and learning through English at the same time.

Throughout the course TAs are introduced to practical strategies for supporting learners who use EAL. The easy-to-use strategies allow EAL learners to develop the language skills they need to access the curriculum and fulfil their potential.

This three-module course is designed to work around the busy schedules of professionals in schools. With five hours of online study over a four-week period, the course enables participants to work at a manageable pace with plenty of time to process course content and apply relevant insights to their contexts. The course is designed to be highly interactive and collaborative, with opportunities to work with other course participants, course tutors and course material. Module two consists of a live webinar where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from and with each other in real time. Tickets are available for both primary and secondary practitioners in international schools.

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

Course dates: 18 May - 15 June.

Ticket sales end Wednesday 11 May 4pm UK time (UTC+0).

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Who is this course for?

  • Teaching assistants working in primary and secondary settings
  • Classroom support staff

This course is suitable for all teaching assistants in an international context, whether or not they speak English as a first language.

Module One (Week 1):

  • Introductions, access and orientation
  • The role and importance of teaching assistants
  • The superdiversity of learners with EAL
  • Challenges faced by learners with EAL

Time commitment: minimum 2 hours.

Module Two (Week 2):

Live interactive webinar with the course tutors:

  • Primary: Wednesday 25 April 13:00 - 14:00 UK time (UTC+0)
  • Secondary: Thursday 26 April 09:30 - 10:30 UK time (UTC+0)

Time commitment: 1 hour.

Module Three (Weeks 2-4):

  • Supporting learners in the classroom and everyday strategies
  • Working with teachers
  • Course round-up and reflections

Time commitment: minimum 2 hours.

Please note: this course is for international participants only. Please click here to view our upcoming online courses for those living and working in the UK.

If the course is full, please complete the Wait List form and you will be contacted if a place becomes available.

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