Theme: Multilingual pupils and literacy learning - a closer look
Convenor/s: Moira Brazil
Host: NALDIC Zoom
NALDIC’s Regional Interest Groups help teachers and other education professionals working with EAL learners to get together, stay informed about developments in the EAL field and share best practice.
Dr Lucy Henning, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and English Language, The Open University
Lucy has extensive experience in Primary education, having taught and advised in highly diverse London schools and contributed to teacher education at the University of Roehampton and St Mary’s University London.
Lucy’s research is in young children’s in-school language and literacy practices in terms of young children’s encounter with literacy, how they interpret that encounter both in their in-class peer cultures and as individuals and how these interpretations affect their development of in-school literacy practices. She will share her latest research in this area.
Claire Montgomery, Dyslexia Specialist Teacher and Assessor
Claire has an extensive background in teaching multilingual learners across London, as an advisory teacher and as an adult educator committed to inclusive education practices. She is currently Teacher Coordinator for Languages at City Lit and works across primary schools in London to support multilingual pupils with Dyslexia.
Claire will present some of her master’s research on working with multilingual pupils with EAL who have/may be identified with Dyslexia.
We will have updates from NALDIC and The Bell Foundation and opportunities for networking with colleagues in schools, settings and organisations involved with multilingual learners.
South London RIG Convenor