Teaching Bilingual and EAL Learners in Primary Schools (Transforming Primary QTS Series)

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9780857258618: Teaching Bilingual and EAL Learners in Primary Schools (Transforming Primary QTS Series)

Shortlisted for the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013!

As the number of children learning EAL in primary schools increase, trainee teachers need to develop the professional skills and expertise to teach them. This text reconsiders which children should come under the umbrella of EAL and provides practical strategies for teaching them in an inclusive classroom. It asks ′what do we mean by EAL?′ and covers essential theories of learning and approaches to teaching. Chapter topics include; speaking and listening; and reading and writing, and activities and case studies to link theory to practice are provided throughout.

About the Transforming Primary QTS Series

This series reflects the new, creative way schools are begining to teach, taking a fresh approach to supporting trainees as they work towards primary QTS. Titles provide fully up to date resources focused on teaching a more integrated and inclusive curriculum, and texts draw out meaningful and explicit cross curricular links.

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About the Author:

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.

Review:

'As someone new to teaching and anxious to gain the means to help all children, I found Conteh's book gave me the backstory and tools to look forward with confidence to teaching EAL learners. The book is snappy, concise and easy to read; all rather important when on an intense time-limited course. I would recommend this to other PGCE students'-Richard Newbury PGCE Student, Leeds University

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