Graham Smith is the managing director of The EAL Academy, one of the EAL Journal’s sponsors. In this post he reports on a recent International Schools conference that had much to contribute to the debate at home. Every three years ECIS (Educational Collaborative for International Schools) and ESLMT (English as a Second Language and Mother Tongue)… Continue reading EAL in International Schools
Issue three is out! NALDIC members will receive this issue today. For everyone else, here’s a little peek at our special issue on Children’s Literature … Our cover features of the contributors to our special issue on Children’s Literature. Inside you’ll find more, including articles on World Book Day, and books that help children understand… Continue reading Issue three is out!
This week, we’re sharing news of some great EAL events that are coming next month, in Oxford, Hull and Leeds. We’re coming into the summer conference season, so don’t forget to check your copy of the EAL Journal for full listings (it’s on page 9). If you’re not a NALDIC member, then join now! The next… Continue reading Three EAL events in June!
… tell us how you feel about EAL policy and practice. Naomi Flynn and colleagues from the University of Reading have developed a survey to capture how EAL teachers feel about their work and the broader policies around EAL. In this post she explains the reasons why the survey is important, and asks us all to… Continue reading The EAL Teaching Survey
This short post is a call for action! There’s a fantastic CPD programme being developed with major funding behind it – the sort of thing we’ve been crying out for. They’re short a few participants, though, so please do read on and get involved with brilliant, free (with paid release from teaching!!) CPD. Our innovative new CPD… Continue reading Literacy for Achievement
Nandhaka Pieris (NALDIC’s project officer) attended the IATEFL conference in Glasgow recently and sends this report. This post was originally published on Nandhaka’s personal blog. Happy Easter and happy reading! ELT, EAL, INCLUSIVE PRACTICES AND SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS In this Inclusive Practices and SEND post, I am going to briefly round up the talks I attended… Continue reading IATEFL reflections
In the last of our mini-series of research blogs, Victoria Murphy asks what counts as research and whether everything that teachers are presented with should be given equal weight. Research comes in many forms, from reading reports of previous studies to carrying out randomised control trials (RCTs), and everything in between. There’s often an implicit… Continue reading What is research and who is it for?