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Materials, resources, articles that focus on how to support learners with EAL needs in the state sector in the UK.
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Do you know what the evidence says about marking?

Do you know what the evidence says about marking? | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it
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TA_Guidance_Report_MakingBestUseOfTeachingAssisstants-Printable.pdf

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This EEF Guidance Report provides practical, evidence-based

guidance to help primary and secondary schools make the best use of teaching assistants (TAs). Its recommendations are based on the latest research examining the use of

TAs in classrooms.

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Performance Tables - The Department for Education - School and College

Performance Tables - The Department for Education - School and College | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it
Performance Tables - The Department for Education
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Why is bilingual education ‘good’ for rich kids but ‘bad’ for poor, immigrant students?

Why is bilingual education ‘good’ for rich kids but ‘bad’ for poor, immigrant students? | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it
Research shows it's good for everybody.
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Relying on teaching assistant support for SEN students is a false economy

Relying on teaching assistant support for SEN students is a false economy | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it
We must help parents understand that relying too much on teaching assistants prevents special educational needs students getting enough quality time with their teacher
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This resonates with how TAs are being deployed to support students with EAL. I have often observed how overreliance on TAs gives teachers permission to focus mostly on those students whose home language is English and to plan more carefully for differentiation and inclusion of students with EAL. At times it feels like some teachers devolve all responsibility for students with EAL to TAs, which does not help.

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El duelo por la lengua en el síndrome de Ulises.

Intervención de Joseba Achotegui en las actas de las jornadas «La traducción y la interpretación contra la exclusión social», organizadas en Madrid en 2010 por la Comisión Europea y el servicio de traducción e interpretación de la Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado (CEAR).
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Este texto aborda el tema del duelo por la lengua, planteado con relación a cómo es vivido en el mundo de hoy, en las migraciones en situación extrema que nos está deparando el siglo xxi: inmigrantes que viven lejos de sus seres queridos, afectados de una exclusión social estructural. ¿Es posible en estas condiciones elaborar el complejo duelo por la lengua que se vive en toda migración?

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Racist bullying: Far-right agenda on immigration ‘being taken into classrooms’

Racist bullying: Far-right agenda on immigration ‘being taken into classrooms’ | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it
The number of children seeking help for racist bullying increased sharply last year, as campaigners warn that the heated public debate about immigration is souring race relations in the classroom.
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EAL and SEN – new research article | EAL hub

EAL and SEN – new research article | EAL hub | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it

The article gives an overview of bilingualism (EAL) and SEN, and goes on to offer some broad suggestions for supporting EAL learners. It is focused on the US context, but relates to inclusive pedagogy more ...

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EAL and SEN...can we spot the difference!

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Reading in a second language - Dr H. Catherine Walter

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Silvana Richardson's curator insight, May 29, 2013 5:50 AM

An interesting read about reading that challenges some of the most commonly held views about the teaching of reading. Highly recommended! 

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The school where they speak 20 languages: a day at Gladstone Primary

The school where they speak 20 languages: a day at Gladstone Primary | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it
Not one pupil at the Peterborough school speaks English as a first language. But, despite the challenges, it has just received a glowing Ofsted report. The Guardian spent a day there
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As English stops being the first language of most London children, is Britain ready for the great integration challenge?

As English stops being the first language of most London children, is Britain ready for the great integration challenge? | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it
There is a lot of discussion in the media about immigration, but relatively little about integration.
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Academic Word List: vocabulary exercises for EFL/ESL learners

Academic Word List: vocabulary exercises for EFL/ESL learners | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it
Vocabulary Exercises for the AWL

 

This site now contains 285 gap-fill exercises to review and recycle the general word families contained within the AWL. These exercises can be found on each Sublist page. Gap-fill exercises are an excellent way to recycle vocabulary through different contexts and can be used to broaden the student's understanding of the range of meaning of vocabulary. The online format of the exercises allows students to get immediate feedback on their answers. Students can work throughfive different exercises for each word family in the AWL. Many of these exercises include different derivations (parts of speech) for the given word. Students are encouraged to complete the exercises for a given level before proceeding to the next level.


Via Shona Whyte, Robin Yu
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COURS PARTICULIERS's curator insight, February 17, 2013 3:27 AM

Anglais : exercices pour revoir et apprendre du vocabulaire

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IT is a really good site to learn vocabulary. Different levels!
Ellen Johnston's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:14 PM

http://www.uefap.com/vocab/select/awl.htm

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The Collaborative Learning Project

The Collaborative Learning Project | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it

The Collaborative Learning Project is a teaching network that develops talk-for-learning activities in all subject areas for all ages. Its website includes free downloadable resources for teachers to use and adapt.

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fionaljp: Plenary by Silvana Richardson

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Via Fiona Price
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Free resources for teachers | EAL Nexus

Free resources for teachers | EAL Nexus | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it
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The more I use it, the more I love it! Very very useful resource for CLIL and EAL teachers and teacher trainers! 

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Teaching Resources | Schools of Sanctuary resource pack | Guardian Teacher Network

Schools of Sanctuary resource pack. A free teaching resource from the Guardian Teacher Network
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If you work with refugees, this is great resource to foster a culture of welcome and inclusion for all

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The school with 42 different languages

The school with 42 different languages | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it
The BBC's Mike Sergeant visits a school where children speak 42 different languages to see what the challenges are to teaching lots of children who don't speak English as a first language
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SchoolLanguageSurvey.pdf

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New research in schools shows that being multilingual has a positive effect on language proficiency. The more languages children speak, the better they can speak them.

The report entitled 'Mapping community language skills: The School Language Survey in Manchester', can be accessed here:

http://mlm.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/SchoolLanguageSurvey.pdf


The researchers found that maintaining a home language has no adverse effect whatsoever on proficiency in English. Pupils of minority and immigrant background who scored high on the proficiency test for their home language also showed high scores for English proficiency.

 

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Teacher zones: ESOL zone | Cambridge University Press | ELT

Teacher zones: ESOL zone | Cambridge University Press | ELT | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it

EAL teaching and learning resources from Cambridge University Press

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Do you want to sound ‘more English’?

Do you want to sound ‘more English’? | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it
Do you want to sound ‘more English’? Perhaps like your favourite actor or singer? The good news is you can!…
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Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students

Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it
What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson?

Via Manuel F. Lara, Marta Braylan, Begoña Iturgaitz
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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:54 AM

Here there are some, most of them taken from the SIOP model.

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Key Principles for ELL Instruction

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These principles are based on papers and discussions from the January 2012 Understanding Language Conference at Stanford University.

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Teaching Resources | EAL Toolkit by Mike Gershon | Guardian Teacher Network

EAL Toolkit by Mike Gershon. A free teaching resource from the Guardian Teacher Network
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How to succeed with EAL students in the classroom

How to succeed with EAL students in the classroom | Supporting learners with EAL needs | Scoop.it
Fantastic top tips and practical ideas on communicating with students for whom English is an additional language • Plus free teaching resources
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Academic Phrasebank

A general reource for academic writers. It aims to provide some of the phraseological 'nuts and bolts' of writing.
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The Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers. It aims to provide students whose first language is not English with examples of some of the phraseological "nuts and bolts" of writing organised under meaningful headings. 

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