Delay versus Divergence: EAL & Speech and Language Needs

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 […]

Top 25 EAL Resource Sites – EAL Made Easy’s Best Picks

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?

Practical Case Studies Series #2 – SEN or Semilingual EAL?

This article discusses semilingualism, SEN and EAL learners. It charts the journey through different differentiation strategies tried with one challenging EAL pupil.

Practical Case Study Series #1 – SEN or EAL?

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.