Teaching Assistants: Working With Learners Using EAL (Online Course)

This course considers some of the challenges that EAL learners might face and explores some effective strategies to use in the classroom.

This online course aims to familiarise teaching assistants (TAs) with some of the challenges that learners using English as an Additional Language (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.

Why learn with us? 

  • The three online modules are designed to work around the busy lives of those working in schools. 
  • With three hours of online study over a four to 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. 
  • Module Two consists of a live webinar with opportunities to ask questions and share good practice in real time. 

Tickets are available for either primary or secondary practitioners. A certificate will be awarded for successful completion of the course. 

Course dates: 10 June – 11 July 2025 

Ticket sales close on Tuesday 3 June 2025 at 4pm UK time. 

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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. 

Who is this course for?

  • Teaching assistants in primary & secondary settings;
  • Classroom support staff.

Please note: this course is not available to international schools. Please click here to view our upcoming Language for Results International online courses. 

Module One:

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

Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes.

Module Two:

Live interactive webinar with the course tutors:

  • Primary: 18 June 2025, 16:00-17:00
  • Secondary: 19 June 2025, 16:00-17:00

Time commitment: 60 minutes.

Module Three:

Post-webinar online tasks: completed at your own pace over a one to two-week period.

Tutor feedback: you will receive feedback on your assignment within two weeks of submission.

Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes.

 

For all bookings: please ensure the attendee’s email address is used, not the email address of a school finance officer or administrator, to ensure that course messages and materials can be shared. 

Independent UK schools will be charged the standard rate with the income generated enabling The Bell Foundation to further its charitable goals. 

For those who are not from a school (e.g., charities or local authority EMTAS teams), please email uk.training@bell-foundation.org.uk for pricing information. 

 

Important notice: there are only two websites authorised to promote and take bookings for this event run by The Bell Foundation. These are: The Bell Foundation’s website and Eventbrite. Please do not book, or express interest in, this event through any other website. 

Important Notice: there are only two websites authorised to promote and take bookings for this event run by The Bell Foundation. These are: The Bell Foundation’s website and Eventbrite. Please do not book, or express interest in, this event through any other website.

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