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EAL Teaching Newsletter Articles

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 […]
11th May 2016
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Synthetic versus Analytical Phonics: Which is best for my EAL students?

In the last edition, we considered the importance of not using a Whole Language approach in isolation as a primary method of literacy instruction, but rather […]
7th April 2016
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Should I teach my EAL learners phonics? If so, how?

Should I teach my EAL learners phonics? If so, how? As educational pedagogies continue to move cyclically, with new strategies moving in and out of favour, […]

Communication Across Cultures News

16th June 2016

Can you help? Research project on maths and reading among EAL learners

Researchers from the Institute of Education at the University of Reading are looking for schools willing to take part in a research project on maths and […]
16th June 2016

UK, EAL Proficiency Codes

If you are a UK school and were not already aware, the DfE announced EAL grading as part of school census, UK (click here for more […]
16th June 2016

IPC Festival of Learning, London

Come and chat to us at the IPC Summer School, London, from Wednesday 27 July – Friday 29 July 16: Click here!

Benefit from EAL teaching through the Learning Village

  • I see the children relaxed and happy when they are on the Learning Village. I can see that they are proud of their progress and feel a sense of achievement which they can share with others. I think that there are a lot of good EAL ‘games’ available but this is a comprehensive programme that can be integrated into any curriculum.
    Laura Haines
    EAL Coordinator, International School of Milan
  • A really fantastic resource. We can't wait to start using it with our pupils.
    Ellen Copsey
    Assistant Head Teacher, Willow Bank Primary, UK
  • It is a delight to see a resource that has grown out of good practice in schools.
    Keith Shurlock
    Principal, Grace International School, Bangladesh
  • Thank you so much for this inspiring workshop. I was enthusiastic about it when first trying it but even more so after today!
    Hanneke Blijham
    EAL Teacher, Groningse Schoolvereniging, The Netherlands