Underpinning EAL practice is the ideal of EAL pupils developing English language through ‘immersion’ in mainstream education, with targeted individual support.
Supporting EAL Learners in Mainstream Classrooms
The aim of these materials is to provide practical advice on how teachers might best support EAL learners (and particularly newly arrived pupils) in their classrooms. Teachers’ Standards apply to all teachers in England, regardless of their career stage. They define the minimum level of practice expected of teachers from the point of being awarded QTS.
Language & Curriculum
English as an Additional Language (EAL) teaching and learning in UK schools takes place within the mainstream and within all subjects. It is primarily about teaching and learning language through the content of the whole curriculum. Research indicates that it takes as long as seven years for pupils learning EAL to acquire a level of English proficiency comparable to native English speaking peers and this is sometimes used to argue that EAL pupils should learn ‘sufficient’ English before they join mainstream classes.
- EAL Learners in mainstream: practical advice about supporting EAL learners in their classrooms.
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