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The EAL teaching book - promoting success for multilingual learners
Jean Conteh
Paperback / softback
Learning Matters
UK Publication Date

As the number of childrenfor whom English is an Additional Languagein schools increases, how do teachers and trainees prepare to support them to succeed?

This text is their toolkit. A complete guide to understanding, learning from and teaching bilingual and EAL children in schools.

The text begins by asking who are EAL learners and challenges some of the misconceptions about this group. It goes on to examine language in depth, providing focused theory to help teachers and trainees better understand the wider context of childrens needs. This theory is supported by a wealth of information on practical teaching strategies and resources in the promoting learning section. The text covers planning across the curriculum forEAL, assessing EAL and bilingual learners andclassroom organisation, offering day-to-day practical support for teachers.

New to this second edition is a chapter onUsing home languages and cultures in learningas well many new case studies from practising teachers offering insight and knowledge on teaching this particular group.

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Dr. Jean Conteh is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Leeds, where she teaches on the PGCE Primary course and on MA courses. She has worked in many countries and is a very experienced teacher educator. She has published widely in the field of EAL in primary education, both for teachers and for academic audiences. Her research focuses on ways to promote success for those pupils who are often labelled 'disadvantaged' in our education system, and covers the role of language in teaching and learning in primary classrooms and the expertise and professional roles of bilingual teachers.

Revised 2nd edition
Keyword Index
Education, Bilingual.|Linguistic minorities - Education.
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Number of Pages
x, 204

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