Working with the new EAL ‘stages’
Kamil Trzebiatowski is an EAL Coordinator in Hull. In this guest post, he writes about his experiences of trying to adapt his school’s EAL assessment to the new EAL stages of proficiency.
EAL Journal is back!
This week the EAL Journal returns from its summer holidays. We’ve got a great line up of posts, on teachers working with the new EAL stages, on reading, on academic language advanced EAL learners … and much more! Each week …
Our first issue
Our first issue arrived yesterday. Hundreds of NALDIC members all around the country will have woken to a quiet thump on the mat and already begun reading; many more will be looking forward to a quiet moment to savour it as they prepare …
How relevant is our research base to teaching EAL learners in the UK?
There has been a surge in EAL research over the past couple of years, but is it enough to give a solid evidence-base for teaching? In a guest post, Hamish Chalmers argues that it is not – yet – but sees much …
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What is translanguaging?
Interested in translanguaging and what it means for EAL? We look at the research and share the essential info.
This is a guest post by Mirela Dumić, a teacher of Croatian at the International School of London, in Surrey. Mirela and her students created a bilingual short film (at the end of this post) that was shown at the British Film Institute …
Justine Greening took office as the new Secretary of State for Education last week. NALDIC has written to welcome her to the sector, and to urge her to engage with EAL. This post contains the full text of our letter.
Two new research studies on EAL
On Friday, the British Council and the Bell Foundation published two new research studies on EAL. Frank Monaghan was at the launch event and sends this report.
Welcome to the EAL Journal’s blog
The EAL Journal – NALDIC’s termly magazine – launches in September. Inside you’ll find tried and tested lesson ideas, insightful commentary, the latest research and news from around the country (and the world).