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

Learning Focus
Inclusion and Diversity
Start Date
28 Oct, 2021
Enrol by
21 Oct, 2021
Program Description

Do you have an English as an Additional Language (EAL) student in your classroom? The EAL student may have some  limited English language capabilities.

This program will equip you with the skills and knowledge to make an EAL student’s transition into the classroom as comfortable as possible.

This program provides teachers and Teacher Assistants with an overview of:

  • work in a culturally safe and inclusive classroom
  • general language principles to guide collaboration between Teacher Assistants and 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.

Program Outcomes

Participants develop their understanding of:

  • language principles underpinning the learning of English as an additional language
  • strategies for working with 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 curriculum.
Australian Professional Standards


  • 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
Location, Date & Time

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