Like many of us, I am home isolated with my family. While keeping safe, well and intensely appreciative of our key workers is top priority, this is also an opportunity to review my library of resources and refresh my knowledge. I have gathered together basic and advanced reads to help you come out of this […]
My Masters Dissertation – A short plain-language summary of my findings Why I did this study Heading a Speech and Language Resource Base at a large, multilingual London school, I noticed the high number of EAL children who were on the NHS caseload for Speech and Language Impairment (SLI). Looking through case notes, I noticed […]
How do you tell if an EAL pupil has Speech and Language Needs? Your job is not to diagnose, but it is to flag up problems. Of course, knowing what is a problem is more difficult with a pupil learning English as an Additional Language. Here is a brief overview of considerations when suspecting Speech […]
The Top 5 Things to Think About When Approaching EAL Welcome to EAL Made Easy! Join our discussion of EAL pedagogy and all the sanity-saving snippets of wisdom, humour and awesome teaching collected in 18 years’ teaching in challenging schools! Read on…
Don’t blunder in with any old EAL resource. Learn what you need to support your students’ stage of language acquisition. There are a multitude of bilingual resources out there from translated welcome packs and English-language learning lessons to assessment criteria. What do you need? More importantly, where do you find it?
Student D: Bright or Gifted? How you can tell and why it matters… A bright spark….how does the EAL team provide evidence that a new EAL child is gifted?
This article discusses semilingualism, SEN and EAL learners. It charts the journey through different differentiation strategies tried with one challenging EAL pupil.
Find out the three main principles behind differentiation for EAL and main stream curriculum areas. Here is a working example for Life Science and EAL pupils. Download free resources that go with this article.
How do you know if a student is SEN as well as EAL? What constitutes slow progress? Learn the hypothesis-testing approach that helps you decide and differentiate appropriately.
Try these quick tricks and top tips with your EAL pupils today. This top list of the most commonly used and effective strategies developed across all EAL teaching.