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Teaching English As an Additional Language in Secondary Schools : Theory and Practice (Paperback) (Sean
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With 13% of learners in secondary schools having English as an additional language it is crucial for all teachers to understand the needs of these students and plan distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them. This timely new text provides trainee and practising teachers with the skills and practical knowledge they need to meet the learning requirement of students for whom English is an additional language.
The book sets out realistic ways in which EAL learners can be engaged and stretched in their learning building on their prior literacy, cultural experiences and language learning. It offers practical classroom teaching and learning strategies to show teachers how they can help EAL learners to access the curriculum and reflect their learning in assessments.
- Scenarios to exemplify the key challenges faced by EAL learners
- Summaries of key research findings
- Case studies to show how the strategies promoted work in practice
Drawing on the daily experiences of teachers and teaching assistants, this book will be essential reading for all trainee and practising teachers that want to ensure students with EAL fulfil their true learning potential.