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.

This three-module online course is designed to work around the busy lives of those working in schools - tickets are available for either primary or secondary practitioners. 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 best practice in real time.

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

Course dates: 31 October - 24 November 2023.

Ticket sales close Tuesday 24 October 4pm (UK time).

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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 webinar.

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: Wednesday 8 November 16:00-17:00
  • Secondary: Thursday 9 November 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.

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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£40 – £60

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