EAL support for mainstream English

What does ‘EAL support’ look like in (or alongside) mainstream English lessons. Here’s an example of some support I provide to help with literature. It […]

Consolidating mainstream teaching and learning in EAL lessons

Our EAL provision last year was a mix of in-class support along with some ‘additional English’ classes. When learners came to me for additional English, […]

Helping EAL learners to review subject content

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned how EAL teachers can provide opportunities for learners to use new language – whether that be in mainstream classes or […]

Retrieval starters in EAL

Just a quick one! Nothing groundbreaking here, ha! We used ‘Smart Starts’ at my last school. They called it a ‘Do It Now!’ which I […]

EAL in tutor time: building word knowledge

Last term, I was asked to do a quick EAL ‘assembly’ during tutor time (15 mins max). The aims were up to me. I just […]

Three Editable Back To School Activities For Language Development

Here are three back to school activities (and extra ideas!) to get early learners and language learners exploring their classroom and school. The post Three […]

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 […]

Oral Language: Expanding Your Child’s Vocabulary

In order for children to expand their vocabulary, they need to hear new words multiple times and in different contexts before they can use the […]

Engage Your Students by Creating Your Own Fun Wordle Game

If you've caught the Wordle word-game craze, then you'll love these ideas for using it in the classroom and make your own word puzzles. The […]

Vocabulary Acquisition: Three Tools for You

Want to use explicit lexical instruction that facilitates new vocabulary acquisition? Try one or all of the three digital tools offered here. The post Vocabulary […]

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 […]

Making Acceleration Work for All “Gap” Students

In the first blog on the topic of which approach might work best for struggling students, we looked at the differences between acceleration, remediation, and […]

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