EAL for Teaching Assistants (online course)

Course Information

This course aims to provide teaching assistants with the skills and knowledge they need to support pupils who are new to English. It covers the welcoming of new pupils and helping them adjust to the new school environment. It has a key focus on how to help pupils to learn in English.

A twelve hour online course for Teaching Assistants working with EAL pupils.

We have created a range of 12 hour online units in a similar format to our popular 6 unit online course. All of our online courses are fully tutored by experienced online trainers and involve interactions with other course participants via our online forum. Click here to learn more about our existing accredited online EAL course. If you are considering applying for the accredited course please be aware that it is not possible to convert the stand alone units into credits towards the accredited version due to the moderation requirements of The University of Greenwich.


This course is for

  1. primary and secondary teaching assistants

What you will gain from this course

  1. confidence when dealing with EAL beginners
  2. practical strategies and step by step guidance on working with new beginners to enable them to achieve
  3. a cohesive approach to working with EAL beginners

The course

  1. looks at who our EAL pupils are and where and what they have come from
  2. provides a clear guidance on their induction
  3. covers the issues, both linguistic and social, relating to recent new arrivals
  4. offers practical strategies to implement in the classroom to enable pupils new to English to participate and achieve in lessons

Course Tutor

Chiaka Amadi has worked extensively on EAL issues in both primary and secondary schools. As a local authority adviser, she has managed two national research projects on ethnicity, language and equality, and trained and advised governing bodies and leadership teams in preparation for Ofsted inspections.

Course Details

Date: TA - Any date (complete the booking form and we will send your login details and invoice)

Time: Any time

Price: £155 plus VAT

Location: 100% online

Booking Form

Please obtain a Purchase Order Number from your organisation's finance team (if required) before submitting a booking. For multiple bookings please email us directly.

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