Planning an EAL INSET

Last term, I was asked to plan some in-service training for teachers on strategies to support our Secondary EAL learners. This was highlighted as an […]

From EFL to EAL: Subject teachers and staging tasks

There’s plenty of content from my initial TEFL training (2006 – wow) that is still relevant to my everyday practice as an EAL teacher. Here’s […]

Primary Science Resources

I was tagged in a post about Primary Science resources on LinkedIn: Thanks for the tag Silvina Mascitti. I had a few suggestions but LinkedIn […]

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 […]

Reflections on my EAL role

I’ve just finished a stint working in English as an Additional Language (EAL) at an international school. It’s been a really interesting experience, and one […]

ELTea Time Chat: Digital Teaching Skills

Last week, I had a chat with Del and Super from Macmillan Asia about digital teaching skills. Among other things, we mentioned: How online teaching/learning […]

EAL Science: Command words/phrases

Just a quick share – something we’ve been doing in EAL. Our learners in KS3 and KS4 are developing their knowledge of task types, both […]

Overview: EAL resources from Ellii

There’s a new section on Ellii (great site) for Academic Vocabulary. Here’s the blurb: ‘A content- and language-integrated learning approach gives K–12 students a chance […]

How can the British Council turn it around?

Note: I’m very fond of the British Council and I owe them a lot. This is not intended as a critique – I really want […]

More EAL presentation tasks

Last term I shared a post on presentation tasks for EAL. I have a few more examples to add from this term which are slightly […]

Some regular EAL activities

Here are few things I do / use in my EAL practice that didn’t feature much (if at all) when I worked at the British […]

A connected curriculum?

One benefit of being an EAL teacher is that we’re not in a ‘subject bubble’. We support our learners in various subjects, meaning we get […]

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