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The EAL Teaching Book
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The EAL Teaching Book
Promoting Success for Multilingual Learners

Third Edition


May 2019 | 224 pages | Learning Matters
This book is a complete guide to understanding, learning from and teaching bilingual and EAL children in schools. It 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 children's needs. This theory is supported by a wealth of information on practical teaching strategies and resources. It also covers planning across the curriculum for EAL, assessing EAL and bilingual learners and classroom organisation. New to this second edition is a chapter on using home languages and cultures in learning as well many new case studies from practising teachers offering insight and knowledge on teaching this particular group.

Up to date and contemporary issues covered, my students find this very helpful

Mrs Emma Harvey
ECLIPS, Suffolk New College
July 24, 2020

Essential reading for all trainee teachers. Really informative, helpful reference point.

Mrs Lisa Madden
Department of Secondary Education, Leeds Trinity University
February 24, 2020

This is an accessible and well constructed text, with examples from practice and evidence form research.

Mr Matt McLain
Teacher Educat & Professional Learning, Liverpool John Moores University
October 31, 2019

A clearly written basic introduction to supporting EAL learners in the classroom

Dr Paul Demetriou-Crane
Education, Havering College of FE And HE
June 11, 2019

This is a very useful book. It provides deep insights about bilingualism and teaching. My students find it very useful to construct their essays

Dr Evgenia Theodotou
CASS School of Education & Communities, University of East London
September 18, 2020

This is a comprehensive and accessible overview for trainee teachers about how to adapt their teaching to the needs of children with English as an additional language.

Mrs Eleanor Power
School of Education (Clifton), Nottingham Trent University
July 10, 2019

I have eagerly awaited the new edition of this 'go-to' book for all aspects of teacher education on learners with English as an additional language.

Ms Moira Brazil
School of Education, Roehampton University
July 16, 2019

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction