Working with EAL students - using student prior knowledge
Course Presented By: Jane Wenlock
To explore strategies that allow teachers to provide additional assistance to EAL students while still teaching the rest of the class.
Students with English as an Additional Language (EAL) often have specific educational needs and teachers are faced with the challenge of providing extra assistance to them while still teaching the rest of the class. This is often achieved by either providing alternative work or modifying activities for these students. This session will emphasise the importance of understanding the prior-educational experiences of these students and will present practical ideas and evidence-based tools to help assist these students and include them in whole class activities.
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
1. what were the 3 key points that you took from this presentation.
2. What challenges do EAL students face in the classroom and how can we link prior learning and experiences into their learning to ensure they succeed?
3. What tools or techniques will you try to adopt into your teaching practice?
Please join the conversation by either answering these prompting questions above OR by adding your own ideas and thoughts around this topic in the conversation thread below.