Issue three is out!

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 …


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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 refugees’ experiences.


Our regular features are all inside: commentary, research, Tried and Tested resources, the Language of … English Literature, reports on our network of regional groups, and much more.



Michael Rosen launches our special feature, which also includes contributions from Dianne Excell, Sara Hirsch, Nadine Kaadan, Diane Leedham, Stuart Scott and Vicky Macleroy.



An exciting new article reports on recent research into children’s faith learning, and its relevance for literacy.



Farrah Serroukh’s thoughtful piece on ‘finding refuge’ is gorgeously illustrated with pages from the books she recommends.



Hamish Chalmers examines whether we should use first languages in the classroom, and finds that there is little strong evidence for what works.


The EAL Journal is free to all NALDIC members – it’s only £100 for the whole school, so join today!


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The EAL Journal is published termly by NALDIC, the subject association for EAL. Visit to become a member.