Working with EAL students - Working with families
Course Presented By: antoinette masiero
To understand the challenges that student with English as a Second Language face and how these needs can extend to the entire family.
Students with English as an Additional Language (EAL) often have specific educational needs which can extend on to the whole family. Parents who speak and read English as an additional language or dialect themselves often want to support their children at school but are unsure how to do so. This session looks at different ways that a teacher can set up programs to help engage students’ in a way that encourages family involvement with practical ideas and activities.
QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION
1. what were the 3 key points that you took from this presentation.
2. What challenges do EAL students and their families face with regard to the education system and what can you do as an educator to ensure their engagement in school is a successful one?
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.