How To Support Children Learning English as an Additional Language
This engaging and informative book has been written to help you to cater for the needs of pupils learning English as an additional language (EAL). It will support all primary-phase practitioners, including staff working with pupils learning EAL, key staff working on ethnic minority achievement, governors with responsibility for inclusion and student teachers.
This book will help you to:
• dispel the myths surrounding effective provision for pupils learning EAL
• support whole-school approaches for ethnic minority achievement
• assess EAL learners effectively
• use research about bilingualism to inform best practice for beginner and advanced bilingual learners
• develop appropriate and targeted interventions for EAL learners.
Contains photocopiable resources and ideas and materials for in-service training.
Paperback. Contains 64 A4 pages.
Chris Pim is an experienced specialist teacher working in ethnic minority achievement. He is an independent consultant in EAL and ICT, and works as a consultant for organisations such as NALDIC, Becta and the South East Grid for Learning. He runs training sessions nationally and internationally.
Contents include: Introduction. What do we know about our EAL learners? Effective assessment strategies for all EAL learners. Catering for language and learning needs of EAL learners. Interventions and strategies for schools to employ. Whole-school approaches. References.