Teacher guidance

4th March 2020
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Mathematics and English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Author: Lois Francis, Ethnic Minority Achievement Adviser, Integra Schools, South Gloucestershire Council It is often easier for learners who are new to English to cope with […]
21st April 2020

Parents working at home with a learner who is working in another language

Author: Caroline Scott We are all faced with very different learning situations at the moment and home learning has become the current norm. The challenges it […]
12th May 2020

Calling home – working with a bilingual support partner (or bilingual teaching assistant or teacher)

Author: Caroline Scott If you have the opportunity to use a bilingual support partner to help families who have learners working from home, it may be […]
3rd June 2020

Home learning during school closures: A minibeasts project for primary pupils

Author: Catherine Brennan, Better Bilingual As I write this, it is Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 (18-24 May) in the UK, hosted by the Mental Health […]
4th June 2020

‘Inside The Black Box’ for EAL learners

Author: Isabelle Bridger-Eames, EAL Specialist This article constitutes a discussion on key approaches to AfL, which schools, such as the British School of Kuala Lumpur, have […]
30th June 2020

Transitioning between home and school learning: some success stories

Author: Caroline Scott Transitioning successfully between extended home and school learning has been the struggle of every affected school, across the globe, since the onset of […]
18th August 2020

EAL Learning – Achieving the right balance

Author: Isabelle Bridger, EAL Specialist As educators, we are naturally reflective creatures, habitually revisiting lessons in our minds to see if we could somehow improve. Could […]
7th October 2020

An approach to EAL assessment

Author: Breda Matthews, EAL Specialist Assessment in an EAL context takes many forms. It can be formal (e.g. tests and examinations), informal (e.g. teacher observations) or […]
8th November 2020

Promoting effective student talk – Are we asking the right questions?

Author: Eli Briasco Think about the last lesson you taught to English language learners. I’m sure you did some form of planning beforehand. I imagine you […]
13th December 2020
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Integrating language and curriculum teaching: a personal perspective

Author: Miranda Howell, EAL Specialist For those of us who are EAL teachers in school, selecting our language learning outcomes is only one consideration in our […]
4th January 2021
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Helping English language learners to achieve the same learning outcomes

Author: Breda Matthews, EAL Specialist Teaching in a way that is responsive to the diversity in our classrooms has a huge impact on the learning outcomes […]
3rd February 2021
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How fluent are your pupils in the language of ‘online English’?

Author: Catherine Brennan, Director, Better Bilingual CIC To mute or unmute? To reply to one or everyone? To use gallery or speaker view? Like it or […]
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