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Did you know that more than one in six pupils in UK schools are learning EAL? That's over 1.1 million pupils!

Did you know that more than one in six pupils in UK schools are learning EAL? That's over 1.1 million pupils!

NALDIC Regional Interest Groups and TeachMeets are a great way to bring people working with EAL learners together. How about setting one up in your area?!

NALDIC Regional Interest Groups and TeachMeets are a great way to bring people working with EAL learners together. How about setting one up in your area?!

Join NALDIC today and join the debate on how best to support EAL learners in UK schools.

Join NALDIC today and join the debate on how best to support EAL learners in UK schools.

Join NALDIC and get support and advice from the national subject association for EAL

Join NALDIC and get support and advice from the national subject association for EAL

Or join us at one of our conferences or professional development events - booking opening soon for 2015 Conference!

Or join us at one of our conferences or professional development events - booking opening soon for 2015 Conference!

There are over 6,500 languages spoken in the world. English is only one of them.

There are over 6,500 languages spoken in the world. English is only one of them.

EAL Matters 1 now available to download from the shop.

EAL Matters 1 now available to download from the shop.

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NALDIC CONFERENCE 24

'One Size Fits All? Addressing Diversity in EAL'

Saturday 19th November 2016
Sheffield Hallam University
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Welcome

Chair 2013-16

A message from Peta Ullmann, NALDIC Chair

NALDIC is the national subject association for English as an additional language. NALDIC provides a welcoming, vibrant, professional forum for learning more about English as an Additional Language (EAL) and bilingual learners in schools. You don’t have to be an EAL teacher or EAL specialist to join us. We welcome members from a range of settings, schools and organisations. Our mission is to promote the effective teaching and learning of EAL and bilingual pupils across the UK.

NALDIC Update April 2016

“Dear Colleague

Firstly, can I thank you for your continued support. Your support is so important as collectively we can ensure that the needs of children and young people with English as an additional language are talked about, recognised and valued within our ever changing education system. As the national subject association for English as an additional language we have a responsibility to challenge unfair practice, ill-informed policies and poor guidance about English as an additional language.

Our website is still under development and we apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. We are planning on launching our new website in summer...”

Download the document below to read the full update NALDIC_Update_April_2016.docx

Online shop

Check out our online shop to see our many specialist publications written by experts in the field.

NALDIC Membership

To join please email us on membership@naldic.org.uk and we will respond as soon as possible.

Alternatively please download, complete and return the following form - NALDIC Membership Form 2016.pdf - to us at:

NALDIC
Room B.04, Old Moray House
University of Edinburgh
Holyrood Road
Edinburgh
EH8 8AQ

Or contact us by phone 07933 098152

Our office is open on Monday & Tuesday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Outside of these hours, please leave a message and we will contact you when the office re-opens

Members' Resources area

As our website is currently in the process of re-development, our membership area is out of action. If you have any queries then please contact membership@naldic.org.uk. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

EAL-Bilingual Google Group

We also run the lively and informative EAL-Bilingual Google Group where you can post queries and discuss issues with other people involved in EAL (click on the speech bubble icon below to see the latest postings!) . It is a closed list so if you would like to join please send a request to eal-bilingual@googlegroups.com. If you experience any difficulty joining, we suggest you set up a Gmail account, which should resolve the problem or send an email to frank.monaghan@open.ac.uk who will be able to add you directly.

Regional Interest Groups

NALDIC also runs Regional Interest Groups for our members up and down the country - why not get involved locally with yours?

NALDIC training

We offer a variety of NALDIC training opportunities complemented by the work of consultants on our NALDIC Associate Members Directory. So, if you are looking for a trainer, see what we have to offer.

EAL research

We promote EAL research, understanding and best practice and promote plurilingualism within our multilingual society. Our website is full of information about EAL and EAL learners.

Find out more about us and our work

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  • NALDIC members talking about why they love coming to conference.

    NALDIC members talking about why they love coming to conference.

  • NALDIC 21 - Constant Leung on EAL and the NC English.

    NALDIC 21 - Constant Leung on EAL and the NC English.

  • Jean Conteh's presentation 'New Opportunities and Challenges for EAL'

    Jean Conteh's presentation 'New Opportunities and Challenges for EAL'

  • What is NALDIC for? One boy describes his experience as a new arrival.

    What is NALDIC for? One boy describes his experience as a new arrival.

  • NALDIC 21 - Simon Gibbons. NATE's perspective on the new NC English orders.

    NALDIC 21 - Simon Gibbons. NATE's perspective on the new NC English orders.

  • The Mathematics of Migration. An apt bit of yuletide mathematical reasoning. Thanks Hollie

    The Mathematics of Migration. An apt bit of yuletide mathematical reasoning. Thanks Hollie

  • Dan Lea's inspirational 'Feast of Stories' workshop at the NALDIC 2012 conference. Dan is returning this year.

    Dan Lea's inspirational 'Feast of Stories' workshop at the NALDIC 2012 conference. Dan is returning this year.

  • NALDIC Seminars: Leading experts in EAL present their cutting-edge research.

    NALDIC Seminars: Leading experts in EAL present their cutting-edge research.

  • How long does it take to learn English in our schools

    How long does it take to learn English in our schools

    02/08/11
  • Yvonne Foley's workshop presentation on 'Critical Literacies: language, meaning and power'

    Yvonne Foley's workshop presentation on 'Critical Literacies: language, meaning and power'

  • Professor Viv Edwards talks about The politics of phonics at NALDIC Conference 2012

    Professor Viv Edwards talks about The politics of phonics at NALDIC Conference 2012

  • Members talk about why they belong to NALDIC

    Members talk about why they belong to NALDIC

  • Learn more about speech and language difficulties and bilingual children

    Learn more about speech and language difficulties and bilingual children

  • Brian Foster on improving educational outcomes for Gypsy, Roma, Traveller students

    Brian Foster on improving educational outcomes for Gypsy, Roma, Traveller students

  • Sean Pert discusses speech and language therapy at the 2011 NALDIC conference

    Sean Pert discusses speech and language therapy at the 2011 NALDIC conference

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