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.

Extra date added due to popular demand.

This course aims to familiarise teaching assistants (TAs) working in international schools 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 who use EAL 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 international schools. With five hours of online study over a 5-week period, the course enables you to work at a manageable pace with plenty of time to process course content and apply relevant insights 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.  

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 CEFR level of B2 is recommended to fully engage with the course material. 

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

Course dates: 22 February – 20 March 2024 .

Ticket sales end 13 February 2024, 16:00 UK time (UTC +0). 

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Who is this course for?

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

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.

Module One:

  • Pre-webinar online tasks, completed at your own pace over a one-week period.   

Time commitment: minimum 2 hours.

Module Two:

Live interactive webinar with the course tutors.  

  • Primary: 31 January 2024, 09:00 (UTC +0).    
  • Secondary: 1 February 2024, 09:00 (UTC +0).   

Time commitment: 1 hour.  

Module Three:

Final project to implement learning from the course, followed by tutor feedback. 

Time commitment: minimum 2 hours.  

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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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