English as an Additional Language (EAL) Strategies for Teachers

1 Day Program

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Teachers may have experienced the arrival of an English as an Additional Language Learner (EAL student) into their school and classroom. The EAL student may have some English language capabilities or limited English language capabilities.

This program equips teachers with the skills and knowledge to make the EAL student’s transition into the classroom as comfortable as possible for the EAL student, the mainstream students in the classroom and the classroom teacher.

This program provides teachers with an overview of: working in a culturally safe and inclusive classroom; general language principles to guide teachers in their collaboration with their Teacher Assistant and; tips and strategies to use when working with EAL students.

Some of the information provided may already be known and used by experienced Teachers thereby allowing them to use their current knowledge and understanding with the EAL student in mind.

Non-DoE Enrolments –

Please complete the attached External – Enrolment – Form and email the form to PLI@Education.tas.gov.au

Participants develop their understanding of:

  • Language principles underpinning the learning of English as an additional language
  • Strategies for working with newly arrived students with no English and possibly no formal schooling
  • The refugee experience and the effects of trauma on learning
  • How to set up a culturally safe and inclusive classroom
  • Equity, diversity and the need for differentiated teaching and learning outcomes for EAL students
  • How to assess and report on EAL student progress
  • Teaching and learning practices that will support EAL students to engage fully and equitably in the mainstream curriculum.


Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn

Standard 2 – Know the content and how to teach it

Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Standard 5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning

1 Day Program

North – TBA

Term 4 – Thursday 29 October 2020 – 8.30am – 3.30pm

South – TBA – Hobart

Term 4 – Thursday 29 October 2020 – 8.30am – 3.30pm