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EAL guidance

EAL guidance from NALDIC and others to help you with teaching EAL and bilingual learners

 students in libraryThis section contains EAL guidance from NALDIC, government agencies and others which can help you with teaching EAL and bilingual learners.

The links to the side lead into NALDIC guidance materials to support teachers, trainee teachers and teacher educators to understand more about EAL learners.

You can also access and download all the key EAL documents and government publications from our guidance reference library below. The publications are stored alphabetically by title.

A culturally inclusive curriculum
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years (PNS, 2006)
 
A Language in Common
Controversial publication introducing an extension to NC English assessment for EAL learners (QCA, 2000)
 
Access and Engagement in Art
Guidance for teaching EAL learners in Art (KS3 National Strategy, 2002)
 
Access and Engagement in Design and Technology
Guidance for teaching EAL learners Design and Technology (KS3 National Strategy, 2002)
 
Access and Engagement in English
Guidance for teaching EAL learners English (KS3 National Strategy, 2002)
 
Access and Engagement in Geography
Guidance for teaching EAL learners Geography (KS3 National Strategy, 2002)
 
Access and Engagement in History
Guidance for teaching EAL learners History (KS3 National Strategy, 2002)
 
Access and Engagement in ICT
Guidance for teaching EAL learners ICT (KS3 National Strategy, 2002)
 
Access and Engagement in Maths
Guidance for teaching EAL learners Maths (KS3 National Strategy, 2002)
 
Access and Engagement in Modern Foreign Languages
Guidance for teaching EAL learners Modern Foreign Languages (KS3 National Strategy, 2004)
 
Access and Engagement in Music
Guidance for teaching EAL learners Music(KS3 National Strategy, 2002)
 
Access and Engagement in Physical Education
Guidance for teaching EAL learners PE (KS3 National Strategy, 2002)
 
Access and Engagement in Religious Education
Guidance for teaching EAL learners in Religious Education (KS3 National Strategy, 2002)
 
Access and Engagement in Science
Guidance for teaching EAL learners Science (KS3 National Strategy, 2002)
 
Adult Esol Curriculum Entry 1
Entry Level 1 of the post 16 ESOL core curriculum (DfES/Basic Skills, 2002)
 
Adult Esol Curriculum Entry 2
Entry Level 2 of the post 16 ESOL core curriculum (DfES/Basic Skills, 2002)
 
Adult ESOL Curriculum Entry 3
Entry Level 3 of the post 16 ESOL core curriculum (DfES/Basic Skills, 2002)
 
Adult ESOL Curriculum Level 1
Level 1 of the post 16 ESOL core curriculum (DfES/Basic Skills, 2002)
 
Assessment and reporting arrangements KS2 2013
A guide to the assessment and reporting arrangements for KS2 SATs including guidance on arrangements for EAL learners (DfE, 2012)
 
Classroom Assessment of English as an Additional Language: Key Stage 1 Contexts
ERSC funded research into assessment in primary contexts
 
Count us in Meeting the Needs of Children and Young People in Scotland
This HMIE study into the educational experiences of ‘New Scots’ looked at the impact of the numbers of newly-arrived children and young people from mingrant families(HMIE, 2009)
 
Creating a learning culture: Making it work in the classroom
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years Unit 2(PNS, 2006)
 
Creating an inclusive learning culture
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years Unit 3(PNS, 2006)
 
Culture and identity:ethos,environment and curriculum
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years PDM 7 (PNS, 2006)
 
Day-to-day assessment
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years PDM 6(PNS, 2006)
 
Developing learning partnerships with parents, carers and families
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years PDM 8(PNS, 2006) communities
 
Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage
This non-statutory guidance material supports practitioners to implement the statutory requirements of the EYFS. Contains many references to EAL and home languages
 
EAL and Initial Teacher Training: Guidance for Providers
This provides essential guidance for ITE providers. It was originally published in 2006 by a NALDIC working group and was updated in 2012 in line with the new teacher standards (NALDIC, 2012)
 
EAL principles, pedagogy and practice: first language as a tool for learning
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years PDM 2(PNS, 2006)
 
EAL School Evaluation
A self evaluation grid for schools assessing their EAL provision. (National Strategies, 2006)
 
Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Handbook Inclusion extract
Section 4 of the EYFS Handbook which provides practitioners with guidance on assessing bilingual children against the Early Year Goals in the Summer term when they reach five. (STA, 2012)
 
English as an additional language Briefing for section 5 inspection
Inspectors should evaluate provision and outcomes for learners of English as an additional language. The document contains examples of good practice that provide a useful reference for inspectors (Ofsted, April 2013)
 
Ensuring the attainment of more advanced learners of EAL:CPD 1
Senior leader briefing (National Strategies, 2009)
 
Ensuring the attainment of more advanced learners of EAL:CPD 10
Parents and community (National Strategies, 2009)
 
Ensuring the attainment of more advanced learners of EAL:CPD 2
Analysing writing (National Strategies, 2009)
 
Ensuring the attainment of more advanced learners of EAL:CPD 3
Making sense of literacy targets(National Strategies, 2009)
 
Ensuring the attainment of more advanced learners of EAL:CPD 4
Talk as a tool for thinking (National Strategies, 2009)
 
Ensuring the attainment of more advanced learners of EAL:CPD 5
Bridging talk and text (National Strategies, 2009)
 
Ensuring the attainment of more advanced learners of EAL:CPD 8
Thinking and writing as a writer (National Strategies, 2009)
 
Ensuring the attainment of more advanced learners of EAL:CPD 9
Developing a strategic approach (National Strategies, 2009)
 
Ensuring the attainment of more advanced learners of EAL:CPD6
Reading as a writer 1 (National Strategies, 2009)
 
Ensuring the attainment of more advanced learners of EAL:CPD7
Reading as a writer 2 (National Strategies, 2009)
 
Ensuring the attainment of more advanced learners of EAL:Introduction
Introduction to CPD modules for teachers of advanced EAL learners (National Strategies, 2009)
 
Ensuring the attainment of pupils learning EAL
A management guide (Secondary National Strategy, 2007)
 
Establishing layered curriculum targets as a context for language development
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years PDM 1 (PNS, 2006)
 
Evaluating Educational Inclusion
Guidance for Inspectors and Schools (OfSTED, 2000)
 
From training to teaching early language and literacy
An extract from the Ofsted survey report looking at EAL and training for teaching early language and literacy (Ofsted, 2012)
 
Grammar for writing: supporting pupils learning EAL
Guidance for secondary EAL teachers on teaching text cohesion, sentence construction, subordination and word choice(KS3 National Strategy, 2002)
 
Guidance on Supporting the education of refugee and asylum seeking children
Refugee guidance in the 'Aiming High' series (DfES, 2004)
 
Guidance on the assessment of pupils learning EAL
Assessment guidance in the 'Aiming High' series (DfES, 2005)
 
Home languages in the Literacy Hour
Guidance on using learners' first languages in the literacy hour (DfES, 2002)
 
ICT for EAL
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years (PNS, 2006)
 
Inclusion
Training module on inclusion for teaching support staff (TDA, 2007)
 
Information for Governors
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years (PNS, 2006)
 
Inspecting EAL 11-16
Guidance for the inspection of EAL teaching and learning in secondary schools (OfSTED, 2001)
 
Inspecting EAL 3-11
Guidance for the inspection of EAL teaching and learning in primary schools (OfSTED, 2000)
 
Integrated planning for language development and curriculum content
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years (PDM 3)(PNS, 2006)
 
Introduction to NALDIC Formative Assessment Descriptors
An introduction to NALDIC's EAL assessment descriptors (NALDIC, 2009)
 
Introductory Guide:Supporting school improvement
Excellence and Enjoyment:Learning and Teaching bilingual pupils in the primary years (PNS, 2006)
 
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years
Introductory guide to learning and teaching bilingual children(PNS, 2006)
 
Managing the Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant Good Practice in primary schools
A collection of Ofsted case studies demonstrating 'good practice' in EAL and ethnic minority achievement (Ofsted, 2004)
 
Managing the Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant Good Practice in secondary schools
A collection of Ofsted case studies demonstrating 'good practice' in EAL and ethnic minority achievement (Ofsted, 2004)
 
Meeting the needs of newly arrived learners of EAL
New arrivals guidance in the 'Aiming High' series (DfES, 2005)
 
More advanced learners of EAL in secondary schools and colleges
Survey carried out to identify good practice in Key Stage 4 and post-16 provision which takes account of the continuing need of many bilingual students for language support (OfSTED,2003)
 
NALDIC Assessment Descriptors KS1
Formative EAL assessment descriptors for KS1 EAL learners (NALDIC, 2009)
 
NALDIC Assessment Descriptors KS2
Formative EAL assessment descriptors for KS2 EAL learners (NALDIC, 2009)
 
NALDIC International Survey (2002-2005) EAL assessment
Paul Hamlyn funded survey of EAL assessment (NALDIC, 2007)
 
New Arrivals Excellence Programme CPD
New Arrivals Excellence Programme CPD training modules published by the National Strategies in 2008. The training is divided into secondary and primary sections.
 
New Arrivals Excellence Programme Guidance
New Arrivals Excellence Programme Guidance published by the National Strategies in 2007. The guidance is divided into secondary and primary sections.
 
Planning and Assessment for language and Learning
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years (PNS, 2006)
 
Raising the achievement of bilingual learners in primary schools: Evaluation of the pilot/programme (NFER, 2006)
The full research evaluation of the Primary National Strategy EAL programme by NFER highlighted a number of teaching approaches which seemed of particular benefit to pupils across contexts. These including: the use of curricular/layered targets to plan for language development and curriculum access; planned opportunities for speaking and listening using ‘talk partners’, talk frames and role play; prioritising of speaking and listening as a prelude to writing; and the use of first language by chi
 
Rationale for planning for children learning EAL
Strategies for supporting EAL learners within the renewed framework for English and mathematics (DfES, 2008)
 
Speaking and listening: guided sessions
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years (PNS, 2006)
 
Speaking, listening, learning: working with children learning EAL
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years (PNS, 2006)
 
Supporting children learning EAL
Guidance for practitioners working with EAL learners in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Primary National Strategy, 2007)
 
Supporting Effective Use of EMAG
EMAG guidance in the 'Aiming High' series (DfES, 2004)
 
Supportive contexts: scaffolding language and learning
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years (PNS, 2006)
 
Teaching Units to support guided writing in EAL
Learning and Teaching for bilingual children in the primary years (PNS, 2006)
 
The Assessment of pupils learning EAL
KS3 guidance on tracking and monitoring EAL pupil progress (DfES, 2003)
 
The curriculum and EAL
Introductory training for school support staff (DfES, 2003)
 
Understanding the Educational Needs of Minority Ethnic Pupils in Mainly White Schools
'Isolated' ethnic minority pupil guidance in the 'Aiming High' series (DfES, 2004)
 
Using ICT to Support Students Who Have English as an Additional Language
Guide for EMA Coordinators and Teachers (BECTA, 2005)
 
Using web based resources in secondary EAL
How to use a selection of web based resources with secondary EAL learners (BECTA,2004)
 
Writing in English as an additional language at Key Stage 4 and post-16
The research investigated the writing skills of those who, although at an advanced stage of formal education, may be underachieving in English. (Ofsted 2003)