EAL Learning, Pedagogy and Materials

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Date(s) - 11/10/2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


A workshop presented by Annina Hessel (University of Oxford)

On October 11th, 2017, EAL Children welcomed Annina Hessel from the University of Oxford. Annina is a language researcher focusing on children’s vocabulary learning whilst reading. Annina’s session started with an overview of facts about EAL pupils, including (i) the relationship between English proficiency and educational achievement, (ii) typical English language profiles of EAL learners and what influences their development, and (iii) the continuing language support needs of advanced EAL pupils.  Particular attention was paid to research on vocabulary development and reading comprehension: two aspects of language learning that develop throughout school time.The second part of the session consisted of demonstrations and hands-on tasks exploring how to best support EAL learners, with a particular focus on inclusive, language-conscious teaching. There was also a demonstration of how to prepare appropriate materials. The session was informed by research evidence and best practice examples from EAL professionals.Click here to access:

The slides will be posted on our website EALchildren.org Thanks to the outstanding presenters and the engag… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Dee Rutgers discussing how to implement Content and Language Integrated Learning #CLIL https://t.co/XEH5PFRVDi

Alison Smith reporting on the use of animated poetry to empower EAL pupils https://t.co/LmBWqCI6vv