Teaching EAL: Evidence-based Strategies for the Classroom and School

Author: Robert Sharples

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Paperback
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9781788924429
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Multilingual Matters
Number of pages:
208
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225mm x 170mm
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This book offers an evidence-based guide to EAL for everyone who works with multilingual learners. It offers a concise, helpful introduction to the latest research underpinning three keys areas of EAL practice:

  • How children acquire additional languages
  • How language works across the curriculum
  • How you can establish outstanding EAL practice in your school.

Other key features include case-studies from experienced EAL specialist, extensive reading recommendations for teachers who want to build on their knowledge, and a detailed chapter on Ofsted based on interviews with senior inspectors.

This book will prove an invaluable guide and support for everyone working with bilingual learners. In clear, short chapters gives a thorough grounding in the evidence and principles needed to create outstanding EAL provision.

Robert Sharples is a Lecturer in Language and Education at the University of Bristol, UK. He was the founding editor of the EAL Journal and is Convenor of the EAL Research Network. His research focuses on EAL and language in education. 

List of Case Studies
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
List of Figures and Illustrations
List of Tables

Introduction

Chapter 1: Welcome

Chapter 2: EAL in the National and International Context

Part 1

Chapter 3: Key Principles and a Theory of Language

Chapter 4: Learning or Acquiring?

Chapter 5: Masses of Input

Chapter 6: Earlier isn't Necessarily Better

Chapter 7: Implicit and Explicit Learning

Chapter 8: First Languages are Important for Learning English

Chapter 9: Pulling it all Together

Part 2

Chapter 10: Five Principles for Language Across the Curriculum

Chapter 11: BICS and CALP

Chapter 12: Oracy: Talking and Learning

Chapter 13: Reading in a New Language

Chapter 14: Making Meaning in Writing: Field, Tenor and Mode

Chapter 15: Disciplinary Language, Disciplinary Knowledge

Chapter 16: Pulling it all Together: What Counts as Proficiency

Part 3

Chapter 17: Getting to Grips with the Role

Chapter 18: Establishing Effective Assessments

Chapter 19: Welcoming Students

Chapter 20: Getting Connected

Chapter 21: Making Friends and Influencing People

Chapter 22: From Mono to Multi

Chapter 23: CPD for EAL Specialists

Chapter 24: For Everyone

Appendix I: Checklist and Activities for the New EAL Specialist

Appendix II: Networks and Groups

References

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate, Text
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