Devyani Sharma is Professor of Sociolinguistics at Queen Mary University of London. In this post she shares a fabulous resource developed by sociolinguistics at Queen Mary’s London to bring the reality of linguistic diversity and variation to life in the …
Supporting whole school EAL: a web-based solution
The role of the EAL Coordinator at any school can bring with it enormous responsibility. While direct support for individual students forms part of this responsibility, as important is the job of the EAL specialist to ensure that mainstream colleagues …
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Using Concept Definition Maps to Support EAL learners in Maths
Jonathan Bifield is an EAL coordinator in Leicester. He gave a fantastic workshop at the last NALDIC conference about vocabulary building with EAL learners. In this post Jonathan shares his approach to using concept maps to develop maths vocabulary with …
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Using the L1 in EMI – New Position Paper from Oxford University Press
On Wednesday this week Oxford University Press launches the latest in its series of ELT position papers: The Role of the First Language in English Medium Instruction. The piece was written by NALDIC Vice-Chair, Hamish Chalmers, in collaboration with an …
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The Teacher’s Middle Way: Blending Local and Foreign Curricula
One of the attractions for parents and students of the international and EMI school sector is the promise of an education based on British, American or other ‘Western’ educational norms. An inclusive approach in these settings, however, ensures that local …
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The Power of Substitution Tables
Kamil Trzebiatowski, EAL Coordinator at a secondary school in Hull and nationwide EAL consultant, describes how he uses substitution tables in the classroom to support language development across the curriculum.
Using dual language story books to foster biliteracy
The EAL Journal blog publishes plain language summaries of EAL-related Master’s and Doctoral research. In this post Dominika Gordon, EAL teacher at Eaton Square School in Kensington, London presents a summary of her Master’s research on using bilingual books as a …
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Our Approach to Improving Outcomes for Romanian Pupils
Amanda Hazeldine is Assistant Head for Inclusion at Hifields Junior and Infants School in Birmingham. In this post she describes her school’s approach to supporting newly arrived Romanian children and their families, and the measures in place to support teachers …
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Practical ideas for using L1 in the classroom
Kamil Trzebiatowski, member of NALDIC’s executive committee and EAL Coordinator at a secondary school in Hull, describes some of the classroom approaches he uses for incorporating EAL learners’ home languages to support their learning in English across the curriculum.
Creating Welcoming Learning Environments: Disseminating Arts-Based Methods in Including all Learners in their Education
Jane Andrews of the University of the West of England describes a research project that brings together teachers, the local authority, educators with a specialism in supporting EAL learners, researchers and creative artists to explore arts based methods for promoting …
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