Monday, 13th February 2017, 17:00-19:00
School of Languages and Linguistics, York St John University
Welcome to the second in the York EAL workshop series.
In this practical workshop he shows how ‘unpacking’ language for learners is only half the challenge – and gives practical activities for ‘repacking’ language that work in both mainstream and EAL classrooms.
We look forward to seeing you there – and please feel free to share the invitation with colleagues and others who might be interested.
Repacking knowledge for EAL learners
This workshop will take Karl Maton’s (2015) Semantic Waves strand of his Legitimation Code Theory as a point of departure to illustrate the issue of only simplifying language (or ‘unpacking’) for EAL learners, but not allowing them to be exposed to and produce more academic language (thus ‘repacking’ language). I argue that not doing so limits the EAL learners’ ability to develop Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP). Following the theoretical introduction to the topic, the workshop will introduce its participants to several practical (mainstream or EAL) classroom strategies and resources and will provide the opportunity to create their own activities.
You can catch up on Kamil’s work through his blog.
De Grey Court, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX
Meet in the De Grey Foyer at 5pm (where we met last time – it’s the building at the corner of Gillygate and Lord Mayor’s Walk).