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-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).

Your trainer, Karen

Photo of Karen Warwick, Trainer

Karen Warwick joined The Bell Foundation as a trainer in November 2020. She has worked as an EAL specialist teacher in a range of primary schools as part of a large EAL team in London and Wales for the past 22 years. More recently Karen has worked in this field in an independent capacity. Building capacity and promoting inclusive EAL provision and practices in schools has been central to her work.

She has worked closely with EAL families including asylum seeker families and families from the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Programme (SRRP) at a school level. Karen has delivered in-service EAL training in a range of contexts to schools and has always enjoyed this aspect of her work. She has an MA in Education and a CELTA qualification. Once upon a time she was a class teacher and a very long time ago qualified and worked as staff nurse in Bristol.

Your trainer, Kamil

Kamil Trzebiatowski joined The Bell Foundation in September 2018 and holds the post of Digital Resource Developer. Prior to joining the Foundation, Kamil spent 18 years teaching English as a Foreign Language and English as an Additional Language (Poland, England and Scotland) in mainstream secondary classrooms. He was an EAL co-ordinator at a secondary school as well as an EAL consultant/trainer (2014-2018). Kamil holds an MA in Corpus Linguistics and an MEd in Inclusive Education.

Who is this course for?

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

Module One:

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

Time commitment: approximately 60 minutes.

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

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