Welcome to the first edition of NALDIC Quarterly, the new name and format for the Association’s newsletter.
Following the regular View from the Chair, we include an interview with Deborah Short who was the Keynote speaker at our conference last November.
The main article in this edition draws on a small case study of provision for students new to English in secondary schools which identified a range of provision and pedagogic practice. The authors suggest that a full and open discussion about induction and withdrawal needs to be seen as a priority.
We are pleased to launch a series of pupil portraits in this first edition of NALDIC Quarterly. The aim of this new series is to collect and publish portraits of bilingual pupils in UK schools. We would like to enable the voices of real teachers and pupils to be heard, through including commentary on learning and using English and using and learning other languages in classrooms and other situations. We hope that these portraits will begin to contribute to a collective understanding of bilingual pupils in schools and their language and learning experiences and needs.
View from the Chair (page 2)
The NALDIC News Interview with (page 3)
Policy, Practice and Research
EAL: Induction and withdrawal in secondary schools (page 6)
Carrie cable, Constant Leung and Manny Vazquez
Pupil portraits (page 13)
Anna, by Peta Ullmann
Ubah by Jennifer Cornish and Halima Abdi
Ahmed by Noelle Hunt
‘Supporting ESOL through ICT” (page 21)
A Whole School Experience of ‘English as a Second Language in the Mainstream – Teacher Development Course” (page 23)
NALDIC NEWS (page 25)
Book Reviews (page 30)
Building a Library (page 35)