FlashAcademy, is a leading English as an additional language (EAL) platform, with 47 home languages available for selection, after recently adding Dari and Pashto, the main languages of Afghanistan to the app. The platform includes a range of different home …
How is The Bell Foundation supporting the learning and achievement of learners using EAL?
The last two years have been like no other with the pandemic forcing schools to close for many children for months at a time. For learners using EAL 2020 and early 2021 were particularly challenging as many were disproportionately impacted …
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How does the Learning Village make a difference to pupils?
The past two years have been extremely challenging – and unprecedented – for us all. However, here at Across Cultures and the Learning Village, we are pleased to announce that more and more schools, in the UK and worldwide, are …
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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 …
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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