Wednesday 28th February, 17:00 – 19:00
St. Ebbe’s Primary School, Oxford
Convenor: Hamish Chalmers
Hampshire EMTAS will be joining us to talk about their extremely successful Young Interpreter Scheme. The scheme recognises the potential within each school community for pupils of all ages to use their skills and knowledge to support new learners of English so that they feel safe, settled and valued from the start.
Learn more about the scheme here.
Dr Holly Jospeh (University of Reading) and Annina Hessel (University of Oxford) will share their fascinating research on reading and EAL learners, much of which was conducted with Oxford schools. Here’s a preview of their presentation:
“We may think we already know a good deal about EAL children and their reading comprehension and vocabulary knowledge. However, the picture is more complex than it seems. It is not the case that EAL children are simply worse (or better) than monolinguals but rather that comprehension and learning are complex processes, and these processes may look similar or different in these two groups at different times and under different conditions.
At the Spring RIG Holly and Annina will discuss what eye movements can reveal about how reading comprehension and word learning happens during reading, and how this knowledge can add to our understanding of EAL reading and vocabulary.”
All are welcome! You do not have to be a NALDIC member to attend.
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