This edition of NALDIC Quarterly represents something of a ‘state-of-the-EAL-nation’ report, combining, as it does, the results of an audit conducted by Nicola Davies on behalf of NALDIC and the NUT into training and professional development provision and one by Catharine Driver on behalf of the British Council of provision for EAL Learners across the country. These audits were launched at a meeting at King’s College, London on January 23 and were introduced by Diana Sutton of The Bell Foundation, a charity that has provided much needed support to NALDIC over recent years. Nicola and Catharine’s presentations were followed by a talk by Mark Sims, the HMI/Ofsted Lead Inspector for EAL and ESOL in which he gave his overview based on reports and observations into EAL over the last few years. These audits are complemented by two recent reports conducted by Professor Steve Strand and Professor Victoria Murphy of Oxford University that provide overviews on the research evidence on the attainment of EAL students and interventions to designed to support them.
Editorial (page 1)
Opening Remarks (page 2)
National audit of English as an additional Language training and development (page 6)
British Council audit of EAL provision and Practice (page 14)
An HMI/Ofsted perspective (page 17)
Lampton School ‘Excellence Fund’ bid – Supporting bilingual learners training Programmes (page 23)