Teaching Bilingual and EAL Learners in Primary Schools
- Jean Conteh - University of Leeds, UK
Transforming Primary QTS Series
Elementary English | Elementary Foreign Languages | Elementary Special Education
As the number of children learning EAL in primary schools increase, trainee teachers need to develop the professional skills and expertise to teach them. This text reconsiders which children should come under the umbrella of EAL and provides practical strategies for teaching them in an inclusive classroom. It asks 'what do we mean by EAL?' and covers essential theories of learning and approaches to teaching. Chapter topics include; speaking and listening; and reading and writing, and activities and case studies to link theory to practice are provided throughout.
About the Transforming Primary QTS Series
This series reflects the new, creative way schools are begining to teach, taking a fresh approach to supporting trainees as they work towards primary QTS. Titles provide fully up to date resources focused on teaching a more integrated and inclusive curriculum, and texts draw out meaningful and explicit cross curricular links.
'As someone new to teaching and anxious to gain the means to help all children, I found Conteh's book gave me the backstory and tools to look forward with confidence to teaching EAL learners. The book is snappy, concise and easy to read; all rather important when on an intense time-limited course. I would recommend this to other PGCE students'
PGCE Student, Leeds University
Excellent book, very well written.
Essential resource for trainee teachers preparing for the teaching of EAL pupils.
This book is a valuable resource for our students. It is well written and clear in its intentions. It is the first book many of our students turn to.
A thorough overview of the key issues. Supporting children with EAL is becoming everyday practice that everyone working with children should know how to do. This book should help and I particularly think chapter 5 will be useful for teacher trainees.
A very useful, practical book for any teacher/trainee working with EAL pupils.
I have advised any of my trainees who have shown an interest in EAL to have a look at this book.
A very useful introduction to EAL for undergraduate students, which introduces the key concepts and approaches to EAL in a very accessible way.
This title will provide excellent support for students during both English curriculum and Education Studies modules when content covers second language acquisition. The content is very accessible for undergraduates and provides a good balance of theory, practice and opportunities for personal reflection.
This is an extremely accessible text with excellent reflective tasks and plenty of up to date information. A core text.
This is a useful book for teachers and trainee teachers. It is simple to understand and provides a guide to the essential needs of EAL learners.