In order to engage EAL students, teachers need to effectively understand and utilise language acquisition, assessment processes, and explicit planning models.
This course will address the current EAL models in the Australian context and how teachers can use functional grammar, EAL assessment continuums and explicit instructional models (EIM) to plan and deliver more inclusive lessons.
In this course, your will get a clearer understanding of EAL student backgrounds and how you can help your students access language learning through investigating the EAL continuum and Functional Grammar strategies.
You will also explore how you can incorporate some Cooperative Learning Strategies through the use of the Teaching and Learning cycle and a sample Explicit Instructional lesson plan.
This online course will allow you to:
UNDERSTAND what your EAL learners bring into your classrooms.
UNPACK EAL teaching and learning in Australia.
UPLOAD additional EAL knowledge and strategies into your existing repertoire.
Course approach: Self paced.
Course length: Approximately 90 minutes.
This online course is suitable for professionals working in Catholic, Government and Independent Primary or Secondary schools:
- Early years educators
- Classroom teachers
- Specialist teachers
- Education Support Officers
- Pre-service, Graduates & Relief teachers
What you need for this online course:
- Access to a laptop/notebook or desktop device with internet connectivity and headphones.
- Relevant resources from downloadable links provided.