Teaching Assistants and EAL: Effectively supporting EAL learners: (3-part course)

Suitable for: ECT's,Teaching Assistants, LTA

Course code Keystages Presented by
EAL112 Foundation; KS1; KS2; KS3; KS4
  • Zainab Syed (EAL Consultancy and Support Teacher)

understanding how children acquire an additional language
learning about a wide range of practical strategies and resources to support the development of English Language proficiency
modelling EAL strategies for them and an opportunity to practice themselves
planing,assessing and delivering small group interventions to pre teach or over teach vocabulary
finding out about resources to support delivering small group intervention language programme .

Supporting EAL pupils for Teaching Assistants: (3-part course). This course is for teaching assistants working with international new arrivals and more advanced EAL learners. It consists of 3 sessions with opportunities to implement ideas in school in between sessions.
TA's will be trained to plan and deliver small group interventions and will learn how to support EAL and new arrivals in the mainstream classroom .

Part A) We will look at the theory behind second language acquisition and language development
Part B) Delivering Small Group Interventions to EAL and Supporting EAL Learners in the Mainstream and assessment using EAL frameworks and how to assess
Part C) Practical Strategies for Developing English Proficiency
It will consider strategies and resources that can be used when working in class and in small group situations such as barrier games, collaborative learning activates, speaking/writing frame sand many others.

"Every aspect of the course was very useful. The resources and strategies used I found to be fantastic!"
"Thank you and thank you for the resources and all the fabulous advice. I feel better equipped to help and support all my EAL learners as well as those who have language difficulties. You are amazing!"

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