Teacher guidance blog

30th January 2017
Citizenship, Language & Learning Conference, Friday 17th March - Wolverhampton

Citizenship, Language & Learning Conference, Friday 17th March – Wolverhampton

The conference will encompass the various aspects of the Citizenship, Language & Learning team’s work with schools: EAL, Literacy, Prevent & Fundamental British Values. There will […]
9th February 2017
Why not try some new ideas to inspire story-telling with your EAL learners?

Why not try some new ideas to inspire story-telling with your EAL learners?

Author: Gemma Fanning, EAL Specialist ‘Stories and storytelling are fundamental to the human experience.’ Nunan (2012). Stories help our learners to understand their world and to […]
25th February 2017
'EAL Teaching through the Learning Village' - Implementation course, London 18th May

‘EAL Teaching through the Learning Village’ – Implementation course, London 18th May

Next course: Thursday 18th May 2017 Coventry University London, University House, 109-117 Middlesex Street, London E1 7JF This 1-day course provides targeted online and offline EAL […]
25th February 2017
'EAL Teaching through the Learning Village' - Implementation course, Worcester 5th April

‘EAL Teaching through the Learning Village’ – Implementation course, Worcester 5th April

Next course: Wednesday 5th April 2017 University of Worcester, Edward Elgar Building, Henwick Grove, Worcester WR2 6AJ This 1-day course provides targeted online and offline EAL […]
25th February 2017
'EAL Teaching through the Learning Village' - Implementation course, London 18th May

‘EAL Teaching through the Learning Village’ – Implementation course, Birmingham 8th June

Next course: Tuesday 8th June 2017 Lea forest Academy, Hurstcroft Rd, Birmingham B33 9RB This 1-day course provides targeted online and offline EAL learning for 6-14 […]
14th March 2017

How do I support EAL Learners with Scientific Language?

Gemma Fanning – EAL Specialist In Science, EAL learners need to understand scientific language, both written and oral, as well as to work with the command […]
15th March 2017
Support EAL/ESL learners in your IPC units - Webinar

Support EAL/ESL learners in your IPC units – Webinar

We are pleased to invite you to join our live webinar! Planning to support EAL/ESL learners in your IPC units Do you have students with low-level […]
21st March 2017
Do you need to know if EAL new arrivals in the UK should sit KS2 SATS?

Do you need to know if EAL new arrivals in the UK should sit KS2 SATS?

5.5 Pupils with English as an additional language Pupils with EAL must be registered for the KS2 tests even if there is a valid reason why […]
1st April 2017

‘Supporting English Language Learners’ EAL Conference

Birmingham – May 15th 2017 CPD for EAL Leaders in schools – Keynote speech from the lead Ofsted inspector for EAL, followed by a number of […]
25th April 2017
How do I structure play to support language learning?

How do I structure play to support language learning?

Author: Gemma Fanning, EAL Specialist Play is a crucial part of language development and ideas for play and games are an essential part of any teacher’s toolkit. […]
22nd May 2017
'EAL Teaching through the Learning Village' - Implementation course, London 27th Sept

‘EAL Teaching through the Learning Village’ – Implementation course, London 27th Sept

Next course: Wednesday 27th September 2017 St Mark’s Primary School, Mitcham, Surrey This 1-day course provides targeted online and offline EAL learning for 6-14 year old English […]
23rd May 2017
What games work well in the language learning class?

What games work well in the language learning class?

Author: Gemma Fanning, EAL Specialist Brewster, Ellis and Girard (2012) discuss the idea of playing Bingo or Dominoes as games for connecting various curriculum areas. Brewster (2012) […]