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English as an Additional Language

English as an Additional Language
Approaches to Teaching Linguistic Minority Students

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February 2010 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Approaches to Teaching Linguistic Minority Students provides an invaluable and accessible resource for working with EAL students. It brings together the international experiences and expertise of a team of distinguished language educators who explore a range of teaching approaches and provide professionally-grounded practical advice. The chapters cover themes, references and pedagogic concerns common to teachers across the globe.

This book will be of use to individual teachers who want to extend their knowledge and practice, and also as a set text for professional development programs.
Angela Creese and Constant Leung
Constant Leung
Communicative Language Teaching and EAL: Principles and Interpretations
Frank Monaghan
Mainstream Participatory Approaches: From Slipstream to Mainstream
Manny Vazquez
Beyond Key Words
Alan Williams
Connecting Communication, Curriculum and Second Language Literacy Development: Meeting the Needs of 'Low Literacy' EAL/ESL Learners
Angela Creese
Teaching Approaches in Two-Teacher Classrooms
Candace Harper with Kimberly Cook and Carol K James
Content-Language Integrated Approaches for Teachers of EAL Learners: Examples of Reciprocal Teaching
Margaret R Hawkins
Sociocultural Approaches to Language Teaching and Learning
Ester J de Jong and Rebecca Freeman Field
Bilingual Approaches
Constant Leung and Angela Creese
Concluding Remarks

The book presents a number of different approaches to teaching bilingual learners and those at different stages of learning EAL. As such, it would be a useful resource for students to engage with and would complement other core texts in the area of EAL.

Dr Dimitrina Kaneva
Health and Community Studies, University of Bolton
May 18, 2015

Recommended for our undergraduates as an essential resource for understanding EAL and pedagogy.

Ms Lis Bundock
Education, Brighton University
March 5, 2015

This text will be useful for qualified practitioners and trainees alike. I think the practicalities of teaching children with EAL is covered well in this book.

Mrs Sharron Galley
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
May 27, 2014

This book was not adopted, however it has been recommended as additional reading to PGCE students.

Mr David Leask
Education , University of Manchester
January 3, 2014

I found this book a little too deep for my current learners. However it will be a useful tool to update and extend my own knowledge of this subject.

Mrs Gwyneth Walsham
School of Teaching and Learning, Gateshead College
April 21, 2012

I shared this with students: big mistake! They liked it so much a struggle to get it back from them!

Dr Liane Purnell
School of teacher Education, Newman University College
December 6, 2010

The first chapter offers a comprehensive account of the history of language learning teaching, presenting in-depth information which both students and practioners may find relevant. There are very interesting chapters as well which offer a good theoretical discussion underpinning practical considerations. The book is now part of the recommened reading for the course.

Dr Mario Moya
Department of Education, Bedfordshire University
July 16, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter One

Constant Leung

Angela Creese

Angela Creese is Professor of Educational Linguistics at the School of Education, University of Birmingham, and deputy director of the MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism. In the last ten years she has been funded to work in large multilingual research teams to research multilingualism.  Her research interests are in linguistic ethnography, language ecologies, multilingualism in society and multilingual classroom pedagogy. Her publications include Heteroglossia as Practice and Pedagogy (with Adrian Blackledge, 2014, Springer); The Routledge handbook of Multilingualism (2012, with Marilyn Martin-Jones and Adrian Blackledge);... More About Author

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