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|Description||The EAL Pocketbook is aimed at teachers of pupils learning English as an additional language, providing tips and techniques to ensure all students thrive in their learning.|
|Categories||Primary, Secondary, Higher, Further education, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, English / Literacy, Management, Support Staff, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Other support staff, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, Bilingual Support / EAL, Diversity, SEND, Out of school, In school, Demonstration lesson, Team lesson planning/teaching, Speech / Seminar, Book, e-Book|
|Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students||
The EAL Pocketbook will help teachers build on their learners' skills and strengths, making learning cognitively challenging and moving students towards independent learning. EAL pupils are learning English as an additional language, not as a replacement for their first language – there are cognitive advantages to being bilingual, but only if both languages continue to be developed. The EAL Pocketbook presents a range of practical approaches and strategies that teachers can use in their everyday lessons – supporting EAL learners to develop their English, but to also provide opportunities for them to use and learn their first language.
|Evidence underpinning this approach||
The EAL Pocketbook references Mainstream educationalists whose theories have influenced EAL pedagogy: Bruner, Vygotsky and Maslow.
In the past two decades international research into the development of young bilinguals has led to the development of important theories, principles and knowledge that underpin EAL pedagogy, including the work of Jim Cummins, Virginia Collier, Wayne Thomas and Stephen Krashen.
UK research undertaken on behalf of DfE or Ofsted has looked at how well children from ethnic minority backgrounds are doing in our schools; the most effective ways of managing support and the characteristics of effective schools; the language and literacy skills of bilingual learners.
The EAL Pocketbook draws on the research and evidence outlined here as well as examples of classroom based action research disseminated through professional organisations such as National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC).
|How users/participants can evaluate success||
The EAL Pocketbook shows teachers how to create a welcoming learning environment where pupils can see themselves reflected – they learn best when they, and their languages, are valued. The EAL Pocketbook will help teachers to develop their students’ English language skills in the context of schooling in any subject – presenting learning experiences for EAL pupils that are cognitively challenging, that scaffold learning and that support pupils to be independent.
|Follow-up activities and support||
Follow up training is available from Alice Washbourne and she can be contacted at the following:
Tel: 07581 458561
Paperback book, so not applicable.