Teacher guidance

25th April 2023

Vocabulary: What should we teach, and how?

Author: Miranda Howell, EAL Specialist What should we teach? Many of us have been in a situation where we want to communicate with someone who does […]
30th May 2023

What makes a great EAL teacher?

Author: Iva Miteva, EAL Specialist What is the role of an EAL teacher? An EAL teacher is a professional specialising in working with learners for whom […]
28th June 2023

What to consider when supporting EAL learners in the classroom

Author: Martha Giannakaki, EAL Specialist Our EAL learners are by no means a homogeneous group of learners and their needs in our classroom will vary to […]
30th August 2023

The effects of EAL learner wellbeing on their academic performance

Author: Shalu Aara, EAL Specialist A learner’s wellbeing is vital to their achievement and overall success. Nevertheless, an EAL (English as an Additional Language) learner’s wellbeing […]
4th October 2023

UN children’s rights and refugees: Fostering equality in the classroom

Author: Miranda Howell, EAL Specialist   The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is a human rights treaty that encompasses specific children’s rights […]
25th October 2023

One school, many languages: Making languages matter

Author: Iva Miteva, EAL specialist 你好 Привіт  Merhaba Здравей  Buna ziua ہیلو Cześć How often do you hear these in the school playground? And actually, not […]
27th November 2023

Why provide EAL learners with small-group teaching?

Author: Caroline Scott, Author and Director with Learning Village by Across Cultures Small group teaching is an approach in which learners are divided into small groups […]
10th January 2024

Using a multimodal approach in the classroom: From screen-learning to conversations

Author: Iva Miteva, EAL Specialist There is no denying that in the 21st century, teachers have gone from strength to strength in using technology in the […]
7th February 2024

Teaching pre-literate learners

Author: Miranda Howell, EAL specialist I will never forget the ‘feelings’ I experienced during my EAL teacher training, when I sat in a class with a […]
10th April 2024

How do EAL learners become effective writers?

Author: Breda Matthews, EAL Specialist Linguists including Derewianka (2001), Droga and Humphrey (2003), Knapp and Watkins (2005), and Gibbons (2009) suggest that scaffolding writing is critical […]
20th May 2024

Cross-curricular teaching – Best practice for EAL learners

Author: Iva Miteva, EAL Specialist What does ‘cross-curricular teaching’ mean? Beckmann (2009) defines the term ‘cross-curricular teaching’ as ‘instruction within a field in which subject boundaries […]
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