international school

Planning an EAL INSET

Last term, I was asked to plan some in-service training for teachers on strategies to support our Secondary EAL learners. This was highlighted as an area for development across the secondary school, based on observations, self-reflections, informal chats, and so… Read More ›

Reflections on my EAL role

I’ve just finished a stint working in English as an Additional Language (EAL) at an international school. It’s been a really interesting experience, and one that has changed my direction in both teaching and writing. I know many teachers (especially… Read More ›

Overview: EAL resources from Ellii

There’s a new section on Ellii (great site) for Academic Vocabulary. Here’s the blurb: ‘A content- and language-integrated learning approach gives K–12 students a chance to learn English and an academic subject at the same time. The resources in this… Read More ›

PGCEi Module 1 assignment guidance

My previous post included some tips on how to approach the PGCEi Module 1 (Nottingham) process work. This post moves on to the assignment itself. A reminder that the process work was… A 1000-word piece of process work outlining your own educational beliefs… Read More ›

PGCEi Module 1 process work

Module 1 of PGCEi through Nottingham is on Educational Aims and Values. I’ve shared an overview and some tips for the module here. I mentioned the assessment criteria for the module: A 1000-word piece of process work outlining your own… Read More ›

EAL Science and CLILing it

I’m supporting in some really interesting classes this term, especially Science. The subject knowledge of those Science teachers is pretty impressive, especially once you get to KS4. The need for language support in our class tends to be high. The… Read More ›