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Teaching Bilingual and EAL Learners in Primary Schools

Teaching Bilingual and EAL Learners in Primary Schools

July 2012 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
Shortlisted for the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013!

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.

Introduction to Bilingual and EAL Learners
All about Language
What Does It Mean to Be Bilingual? Principles for Planning for Bilingual Learners
Planning across the Curriculum for Bilingual and EAL Learners
Strategies and Resources for Learning Across the Curriculum
Assessing Bilingual and EAL Learners across the Curriculum
Appendix 1: Model Answers to the Self-assessment Questions
Appendix 2: Glossary
Appendix 3: Principles for Planning for Bilingual Learners

Adopted as an essential reading source

Dr Mario Moya
School of Education, Bedfordshire University
July 9, 2013

A very helpful text covering all the basics for ITT students and early career professionals

Mrs Naomi Cooper
Early Years & Primary Education, Sheffield Hallam University
June 28, 2013

This is a suitable text which will help students who choose the optional unit on EAL learners in primary schools

Mrs Heather Langridge
Education , Nelson & Colne College
June 19, 2013

very accessible for students and staff

Mrs Maria Vinney
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
June 19, 2013

I believe this has been adopted by a colleague more involved with EAL

Miss Kate Bean
Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
May 22, 2013

A highly accessible text which addresses pertinent issues relating to this group of learners. Offers clear guidance for practitioners; an excellent mix of academic theory and strategies/examples for practice

Mrs Paula Hamilton
Institute of Health , Medical Science and Society, Glyndwr University
March 13, 2013

Many primary PGCe have no experince of working with children who have English as an additional language.
This books gives them an exceelent starting point to reflet on their practice and begin to understand the needs of children.

Mrs Marion Hobbs
Education, Edge Hill University
February 18, 2013

This book clearly sets out theory and practical strategies for teaching EAL learners in primary schools. It is easy to read and each chapter identifies learning outcomes and activities that may be undertaken in order to enhance teaching in school. The theory is clearly explained and underpins practical classroom strategies that any teacher would find helpful when embarking upon their teaching career. It is ideal fro ITE students as it links theory to practice and relates this to the 2012 Teachers' Standards.

Mrs Suzanne Horton
Institute of Education, Worcester University
February 12, 2013

does what it says on the tin and very accesible

Dr Liane Purnell
Education, Newman University College
January 22, 2013

Good supplemental reading for education students.

Mrs Jane McFadden
Independent Learning Centre, Barnet College
December 21, 2012

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Jean Conteh

Jean Conteh has worked as a primary teacher and teacher educator in different countries for many years, including, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, Bulgaria and Poland. All this experience has fueled her interest in the roles of language and culture in the processes of learning, particularly in multilingual settings. For the past 20 years, she has worked as a teacher educator on PGCE Primary, BA QTS and MA courses in West Yorkshire and have gained considerable experience in the growing field of English as an additional language (EAL). More About Author

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ISBN: 9780857257499