My pupils write reasonably in English, but it is obvious they don’t understand how academic English works. What do I do?
The road to academic literacy
How can we help?
Whether you are just getting started with your EAL strategy or have an established approach which just needs some tweaks, we can help.
From our popular EAL Handbook and online courses, to our bespoke training and consultancy, we have the experience and tools to help. We regularly provide whole school training on this very issue.
Leading EAL in primary schools
Leading EAL in secondary schools
EAL in an international school context
Our EAL Handbook features a section on developing academic language and we regularly provide whole school training on this issue.
The handbook includes:
Teaching more advanced learners of English
– Developing the skills of more experienced learners of EAL
– Building and securing vocabulary
– Suggestions for listening activities
– Suggestions for speaking activities
– Suggestions for reading activities
– Suggestions for writing activities
GOLD EAL Quality Mark for bilingual school in France
Congratulations to the International Section of the Lycée and Collège Saint Anne in Brest (France), where students are taught in both English and French.
How to write History the way that historians do
Useful verbs for historical analysis
Example History and Geography resources
Looking for a university accredited EAL course ?
A six month, part time course accredited by the University of Greenwich. Unit options include ‘Assessment & tracking’, ‘Advanced EAL learners’, ‘EAL in an international school context’ and ‘Plurilingualism’.
Our consultancy work is grounded in a deep understanding of what makes a school tick in a multicultural setting, rigorous analysis of data, and a thoughtful appreciation of the context…
Our training takes many different forms, all firmly rooted in whole school development, empowering teachers and leaders to effect change throughout the school…
As a support to our consultancy and training work, we have a developed a number of resources for teaching staff and schools, available for purchase or to download for free…