Teaching Assistants: Supporting Learners Who Use EAL (Online Course)

This course helps teaching assistants understand the challenges faced by learners using EAL and introduces practical support strategies.

Course dates: 18 March – 18 April 2025 .

Ticket sales end: 11 March 2025, 16:00 UK time (UTC +0).

Length: minimum of 5 hours of online study over a 4.5-week period.

About the course

This course for teaching assistants (TAs) working in international schools raises awareness of key issues around multilingualism and the experience of multilingual learners who need to learn English and learn through English at the same time. The course introduces practical, easy-to-use strategies for supporting English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners to develop the language skills they need to access the curriculum and fulfil their potential.

Who is this course for?

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

This course is suitable for all TAs in an international context, whether or not they speak English as a first language. Please note, a minimum Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level of B2 is recommended to fully engage with the course material. 

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

Course overview

Tutors

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All tutors are experienced teacher educators with substantial experience of teaching and assessing learners who use EAL in relevant contexts. Tutors are trained e-moderators and offer friendly, practical specialist support to all participants throughout the course.  

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Event details

Price

£150

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    Online course

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Why learn with us?

Flexible learning

Designed to work around your busy schedule, access the course material when you want, and choose to go at a pace that suits you.

Interactive and collaborative

You'll have opportunities to work with other course participants, course tutors and course material.

Certificate of completion

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

EAL expertise

All tutors are experienced teacher educators with substantial experience of teaching and assessing learners who use EAL in relevant contexts.

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