Letters from Indiana #3
Teachers talking less than pupils: the value of small group instruction I am in the closing weeks of my Indianapolis EAL project, and swimming in so much data that it is difficult to work out what my key findings will …
Letters from Indiana #2
It starts with mindset In this second of my letters from Indiana I will share with you my developing thoughts about the interplay of teacher mindset and practice when it comes to teaching multilingual learners. I have not quite clarified …
Letters from Indiana #1
NALDIC Executive member Naomi Flynn is currently undertaking a research project in Indiana, USA, to explore the implementation of a teaching approach known as Enduring Principles of Learning, with a view to learning what it might have to offer here …
Ofsted removes one of the voices for EAL in the inspectorate
NALDIC has learned that Ofsted is to abolish the role of National Lead for EAL, ESOL and Gypsy, Roma and Travellers. It has done so without consultation and, it appears, without regard for the impact on bilingual children in our …
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The Development of Young Learners’ Reading Skills
Following her recent research project, Natilly McCartney shares interesting insights into the reading strategies young EAL students are likely to adopt, and her findings into the different scaffolding abilities they make use of with their monolingual peers.
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Making the most of online training
The EAL Academy joins the #naldic28 conference as one of our Gold Sponsors. In this guest post, the EAL Academy describes how they met the challenge of providing training during the pandemic with their series of online courses.
Language Homes: Pahari-Pothwari and English
Dr Farah Nazir My mother tongue didn’t come up in primary school; it was unseen and unheard. The boundaries of my language were set and that came with limited codeswitching* too, since my school was made up of majority English …
Schools Use £1bn Catch-Up Funding to Support Remote Learning for Pupils with EAL
Flash Academy joins the #naldic28 conference as one of our Gold Sponsors. In this guest post, Flash Academy describes how their Apps can be used to support learners after lockdown.
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Blended or Hybrid Learning with the Learning Village
Learning Village joins the #naldic28 conference as one of our Gold Sponsors. In this guest post, Learning Village introduces the EAL programme in the context of the shift to online and blended learning caused by the current pandemic situation.
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Developing Vocabulary to Support Writing: A Study of Young EAL Learners
NALDIC publishes plain language summaries of Master’s and PhD research. In this post Jasen Booton summaries his MSc dissertation, conducted as a part of his studies at the University of Oxford, on developing vocabulary for writing in EAL learners.
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