Part B Face to face – English as an Additional Language (EAL) Strategies for Teachers and TAs working with newly arrived EAL students

Learning Focus
Inclusion and Diversity
Start Date
21 Sep, 2023
Enrol by
14 Sep, 2023
Program Description

Part B session provides an opportunity for participants to work together, sharing and creating resources to support EAL students in a mainstream classroom setting.

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.

Participants will learn how to use their current knowledge, skills and understanding to make adjustments and differentiate their practice to cater for the needs of EAL students.

Completing Part A is a prerequisite for enrolling in Part B

Program Outcomes

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
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
  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
Location, Date & Time

1 Day face-to-face Program – 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

South – AES/EAL Training Room, Lindisfarne

  • Thursday 22 June 2023
  • Thursday 21 September 2023

North – Latrobe Primary School

  • Thursday 22 June 2023 – CANCELLED
  • Thursday 21 September 2023