Teacher guidance

3rd February 2016
Fantastic progress seen by learners using online EAL/ESL language learning portal for new-to-English learners in the mainstream

Fantastic progress seen by learners using online EAL/ESL language learning portal for new-to-English learners in the mainstream

Across Cultures début the Learning Village at GESS 2016 EAL/ESL specialist, Across Cultures, will be showing the Learning Village – an online English language-learning portal for […]
3rd March 2016

How do I support parents in maintaining their child’s mother tongue?

Often, for busy EAL teachers, the focus is on the child, however it is important to remember that for some parents, the transition period can be […]
3rd April 2016
Are you teaching your learners language-learning strategies?

Are you teaching your learners language-learning strategies?

Language-learning strategies are tools to facilitate language learning that should be adapted to suit the needs of each individual.  There isn’t one single set of language-learning […]
3rd April 2016
We are one world and one team...

We are one world and one team…

11 fantastic resources to promote elements of international mindedness… Culture shock for new EAL students is more or less extreme depending on the extent of the […]
5th April 2016
Are your young learners interpreting for adults?

Are your young learners interpreting for adults?

As well as interpreting for peers, young learners often find themselves interpreting for adults. This does give rise to a myriad of potential issues. There are […]
7th April 2016
Should I teach my EAL learners phonics? If so, how? 2

Should I teach my EAL learners phonics? If so, how?

As educational pedagogies continue to move cyclically, with new strategies coming in and out of favour, the battle of reading approaches rages on. There are three […]
11th May 2016

Synthetic versus Analytical Phonics: Which is best for my EAL students?

In previous articles, we considered the importance of avoiding the use of a ‘Whole Language’ approach, in isolation, as a primary method of literacy instruction. We […]
16th June 2016

Scaffolding writing for teens, including a sample writing frame which can be used as a simple scaffold!

Author: Gemma Fanning, EAL Teacher, Dwight School London Writing essays and short stories at secondary level can be a daunting experience but when you are asked […]
4th July 2016

Why should we use an EAL learning record?

Author: Caroline Scott Most schools with early-stage learners of English will have some form of guided reading record. This record supports the learner, parents and teacher […]
29th August 2016
EAL Learners: First steps in identifying dyslexia (and other specific learning differences)

EAL Learners: First steps in identifying dyslexia (and other specific learning differences)

Author: Anne Margaret, ELT well   Sometimes our students who have English as an Additional Language (EAL) seem to be having more difficulty than expected in […]
27th October 2016
How do I support EAL parents during parents evening?

How do I support EAL parents during Parents’ Evening?

Author: Gemma Fanning, EAL Co-ordinator Parents are integral to schooling for any learner, and one of the key opportunities to discuss how a learner is developing is […]
2nd November 2016

How do I effectively use additional adults to support EAL students?

Author: Gemma Fanning, EAL Co-ordinator An additional adult can be very effective in supporting teachers with EAL learners in the classroom. Such an adult may be a […]
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