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EAL Assistant 1 Certificate of Recognition


Fee: $649

Program content includes theoretical and practical applications for working with English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners, from elementary through adult, within the Calgary Board of Education. Upon completion of the program, you will have a broad understanding of EAL learners and their diversity of needs, understand second language acquisition, develop awareness of the Calgary Board of Education policies and procedures concerning EAL students and become familiar with a variety of resources that support EAL learners. You will receive the EAL Assistant 1 Certificate of Recognition upon completion of this program. Read Course Reviews.

This 36-hour certificate is recognized by the Calgary Board of Education to meet the qualifications for the position of EAL Assistant.

English proficiency of Canadian Language Benchmark 8 is highly recommended to succeed in this course. If you are unsure of your English proficiency, consider taking the Duolingo English Test (external link). An acceptable score for this program is between 90-100. Fees may apply.

Instructor: David Penner, BEd, MA - see Instructor Profile


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Digital BadgeThis Professional Development course qualifies for a EAL Assistant 1 Certificate of Recognition Digital Badge.

Digital Badges are designed to help you effectively communicate your skills and accomplishments online. Each credential is certified by Chinook Learning Services and includes verified metadata describing the type of qualification and the process required to earn it. These badges can be utilized in email signatures, digital resumes, personal websites, and social media platforms. They serve as a valuable tool for enhancing opportunities in the workforce.

Calgary Board of Education Employee Funding

Funding may be available to CBE employees through the Staff Association Staff Development Fund or the ATA Staff Development Fund. Further information regarding how to apply for professional development funding can be accessed on the CBE Staff Association (external website) or the Alberta Teacher Association (external website).

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