February 18, 2011

EAL

Feeling somewhat frustrated by the prospect of a single day's compulsory EAL experience in order to pass the course when I had taught English as a second language for a whole academic year, I was pleasantly surprised by my visit to The Birmingham International School. Whilst I had used many of the strategies for working with EAL pupils before, I did learn a lot about the way in which schools deal with the ever increasing influx of EAL pupils, how they are assessed on arrival and the support which is put in place for them. Simple ideas such as using a 'buddy' (who, if possible, speaks their 'home' language) and a visual timetable seemed really interestign from a pastoral point of view.


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