Keep Calm and Don’t Panic! EAL for Teaching Assistants
This course is for
- primary and secondary support staff and teaching assistants
- schools with recently arrived EAL pupils, frequent mid-term admissions, high mobility figures and a changing pupil profile
What you will gain by attending the course
- confidence when dealing with EAL beginners
- practical strategies and step by step guidance on working with new beginners to enable them to achieve
- a cohesive approach to working with EAL beginners
- provides a clear approach to identifying who your EAL pupils and new arrivals are and guidance on their induction
- covers the issues, both linguistic and social, relating to recent new arrivals
- offers practical strategies to implement in the classroom to enable pupils new to English to participate and achieve in lessons
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.
Training day ‘crammed’ with useful strategies and activities for supporting EAL students – thank you!
‘... good strategies - holistic approach...'
Interesting hearing how it is felt EAL children learn best and the type of environment they excel in.
I've taken away a lot of strategies which will be useful in my role... The 'putting yourself in their shoes' tool was very powerful.
I love the practical nature of the course ... Brilliant! Thank you.