EAL and Additional Needs
Saturday 26th November 2011
The Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds,
This year's NALDIC national EAL conference, organised in collaboration with the University of Leeds, looked at the issues of EAL and additional needs. It focussed on principles of inclusion and examined how teachers of EAL and bilingual pupils in schools can respond to a range of additional needs.
Opening address: Principles and Pedagogies for inclusion Professor Brahm Norwich, University of Exeter
Developing a language therapy package to meet the needs of EAL learners - Dr Sean Pert, bilingualism.co.uk
EAL learners and dyslexia – Professor Tony Cline, University College London Handout
Provision for Gypsy Roma pupils – Brian Foster, NFER Research Group
Classroom interaction between teachers and deaf children who are learning EAL -Dr Merle Mahon, University College London, Ali Davis, Laycock School, London
Dyslexia and difficulties developing literacy skills in contexts of multilingual literacies Dr Deirdre Martin, University of Birmingham
Co-occurring Specific Learning Differences - Anne Margaret Smith, ELT well
Therapy across linguistic borderlands - Beverley Costa, Mothertongue
Helping EAL learners towards age appropriate reading - Simon Murison-Bowie and Catharine Driver
Inclusion Manager/SENCO/EAL practitioner relationships - Dr Phil Jones, University of Leeds
Ideas in Action
Carolyn Blackburn: ‘More than words can say: the diverse communication needs of children in the foundation stage’
Rebecca Boyle Suh, Lauren Stewart, Artis: ‘Experience EAL’
Anny Northcote: Dyslexia and Multilingualism Research Intervention – answering the questions?’
Lina Shaheen: ‘The Academic Achievement of Y6 Pupils with EAL: Child-related and Situational Factors”’
Dr Jean Conteh, School of Education, University of Leeds
Participants at the conference heard Brahm Norwich's keynote address before engaging in more in-depth seminars and workshops. A plenary debate summing up the main issues was led by Jean Conteh of the University of Leeds.
The conference ended at 4.15 p.m. and was followed by a well attended AGM for NALDIC members.
A full conference report will be published in the Winter Edition of NALDIC Quarterly.
For photos and comments on the day, visit NALDIC's facebook page