Part A – English as an Additional Language (EAL) Strategies for Teachers and Teacher Assistants working with newly arrived EAL students

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Teachers and Teacher Assistants 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 and Teacher Assistants with the skills and knowledge to make the student’s transition into the classroom as comfortable as possible for the EAL student, mainstream students in the classroom, the teacher and TA.

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

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

Non-DoE Enrolments –

Please complete the attached Enrolment-form-External and email the form to

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 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 hour online program.

The link to the meeting platform will be sent to participants prior to the sessions.

Term 1 – 18 February 2021 – 3.15pm – 4.15pm

Term 2 – 17 June 2021 – 3.15pm – 4.15pm

Term 3 – 5 August 2021 – 3.15pm – 4.15pm

Term 4 – 28 October 2021 – 3.15pm – 4.15pm