Happy New Year

Happy New Year from all at NALDIC.

EALjournal.org is back for 2018 with a great lineup of practical ideas, EAL news from around the world, and the views on the latest research into multilingual classrooms all in the works. In the coming weeks we have a fascinating report from colleagues in Uganda, a super account of how a school in the West Midlands celebrates the linguistic and cultural diversity of it students, insights into what its like working in the international school sector, and heaps more. Stay tuned.

We’re always very keen to hear and share the voices of the EAL community. We welcome writers from all contexts: teachers, TAs, librarians, researchers and academics, community advocates, students and parents, of any level of writing experience. If you would like to write for EALjournal.org, please drop us a line using the form here.

Look out too for the next edition of the EAL Journal, due to land on staffroom coffee tables at the beginning of February. This edition is our annual focus on CPD. As well as our regular features, you’ll find a run down of training and development opportunities, for EAL practitioners, tried and tested strategies for the classroom, and stories from the chalk face about teachers personal professional journeys.

On the CPD theme, NALDIC’s training video and workbook are now available to members. ‘EAL Learners: A Guide’ was developed and produced by NALDIC to help teachers, school leaders, and policy makers as they consider best practice for EAL pupils. The full video is thirty minutes long and includes a workbook with activities to support the messages in the film. It’s an ideal resource for staff inset sessions and for personal professional development. Check out the trailer below.

Members can access the video in full on the NALDIC website here.

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