Teacher guidance blog

16th June 2016
Can you help? Research project on maths and reading among EAL learners

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 […]
4th July 2016

Why should we use an EAL Learning Record?

Most schools with early stage learners of English will have some form of guided reading record. This record supports the learner, parents and the teacher in […]
4th July 2016
NALDIC Conference

NALDIC Conference

We will be showing EAL teaching through the Learning Village at this year’s NALDIC conference:“One size fits all? Addressing diversity in EAL” The conference will consider […]
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)

Sometimes our students who have English as an additional language seem to be having more difficulty than expected developing their language, and accessing the rest of […]
14th September 2016
Learning Village learner experience explained... 2

Learning Village learner experience explained…

We have created a video to provide you with clear instruction on the Learning Village learner experience. Have a look!
30th September 2016
ESL & Mother Tongue Conference, Copenhagen, 3-5th March 2017 1

ESL & Mother Tongue Conference, Copenhagen, 3-5th March 2017

This year we will have a stand at the ESL & Mother Tongue Conference. This event will be celebrating the Power of Multilingual Classrooms in International […]
27th October 2016
How do I support EAL parents during parents evening?

How do I support EAL parents during parents evening?

Parents are integral to schooling for any child, and one of the key opportunities to discuss how a child is developing is during parents evening (Macbeth, […]
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. An additional adult may be a […]
11th December 2016
What useful holiday homework can I set my intermediate EAL Learners?

What useful holiday homework can I set my intermediate EAL Learners?

Author: Anita Bamberger, EAL Specialist Holidays and homework seem incongruous especially for the EAL students who need to concentrate extra hard in order to understand curriculum content. […]
1st January 2017
EAL data collection dates (England)

EAL data collection dates (England)

Schools in England & Wales will be expected to submit proficiency codes for EAL children in the census on the following dates (2016-2017):Autumn census – first […]
5th January 2017
How do I support EAL learners with mathematical language?

How do I support EAL learners with mathematical language?

Author: Gemma Fanning, EAL Specialist The language of Maths is often considered a language of its own, and this can sometimes be a difficulty for EAL students […]
16th January 2017
Introduction to 'EAL Teaching through the Learning Village' workshop

Introduction to ‘EAL Teaching through the Learning Village’ workshop

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 9am – 3pm CEME Conference Centre, Marsh Way, Rainham RM13 8EU Caroline Scott, Author & Director at Across Cultures will be running […]