Hi! I'd love to hear from anyone who works in EAL. I'm really interested in working in this field but the route in doesn't seem very clear. How could I do it? I've been scanning education job sites but EAL roles don't seem to come up much, but when I have seen them they've always been assistant roles. Is there much work as an EAL teaching assistant, and what sort of things does the role involve? Are you in the classroom with the class teacher, or working with smaller groups of EAL pupils giving extra langauge support? I've been to the NALDIC website (seems to be the main (only?!) UK body for EAL and it seems to confirm my feeling that the role of EAL staff isn't always well defined, nor is there a single training route. I don't have QT status but have a CELTA teaching certificate and thave been teaching English as a foreign language abroad for over 2 years, at primary, secondary and adult levels. I suspect I'd have to do a PGCE or equivalent to start off... Or has anyone come to EAL through a different route? I'd be really grateful for any information!