- Download a copy of the Bell Foundation EAL Assessment Framework for primary and secondary age pupils and the associated support strategies document - look for detail within the C, D and E Bands - visit the download section here
Aide-mémoire of best practice principles
Best practice for more advanced learners of EAL - those at a later stage of acquiring English (Bands C, D and E)
This aide-mémoire makes reference to many different strategies and resources (more information and examples can be found further down the page).
Supporting advanced EAL learners Videoscribe
Underpinning theoretical knowledge
About BICS and CALP
The Untold Science of Reading - Webinar by Jim Cummins hosted by SavvasLearning
Wordsift - this tool was created to help teachers manage the demands of vocabulary and academic language in their text materials. From a bunch of text It creates a word cloud, visual thesaurus and text marks keywords, as well as grabbing related images.
Developing reading and viewing
Find out below about 'Close Reading' and how this might benefit EAL learners (courtesy Ranvilles Infant School)
Supporting and modelling writing
Great Ideas - Graphic organisers (courtesy of The Bell Foundation)
Specific examples of the use of ICTs
Supporting advanced learners of English as an additional language (Hampshire EMTAS Website). This webpage also hosts 'Ensuring the attainment of more advanced learners of English as an additional language: CPD modules from The National Strategies (2009).
The Collaborative Learning Project. 'Collaborative Learning is practitioner led, has evolved over the last thirty five years and is still evolving. We support a teacher network that shares resources that scaffold talk. Our activities can be used as they are, or tweaked a little to suit different classrooms or they can be an inspiration/a template for you to develop your own resources that we hope you will in turn share with us.'
EAL Nexus: Great ideas pages. 'Many of the teaching resources on this website refer to various tried and tested approaches and strategies which we recommend for EAL learners.In this section of the website we explain the rationale behind these methodologies and why we call them ‘Great Ideas’.The majority of these approaches can be used with everyone in the class, but they are particularly important for EAL learners because they provide a rich context, additional support, opportunities for collaborative learning and exploratory talk, and all the important features of good practice in meeting the educational needs of EAL learners'Johnathan Bifield’s blog of great ideas - 74 Ideas as of June 2022