Questions to ask at an EAL Teacher interview

When you get that ’is there anything you’d like to ask us about the role, the school, or…’ etc.

Of course, a lot depends on context. Still, here are a few things that might be worth asking about a potential EAL role at an international school. They aren’t just questions to make you look or sound good (we can all be contrived like that at times, right?). They’re more to help you better understand where the school is at with their EAL provision, hence what you’re likely to be inheriting!

1 Does the school have an ‘EAL Policy’?

IMO, any international school should have a formal (read ‘documented’) EAL Policy. It would outline things like:

⁃ the ethos towards EAL provision.

⁃ the overall aims of an EAL programme (in detail, not just ‘to exit the programme!’ Haha). Ideally, we’re talking something that’s research-informed and up-to-date with our current knowledge of additional language learning

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