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October 8, 2019

Social media is all a-twitter these days about co-teaching. There are a couple of new books out, and the topic of co-teaching for EAL/ELL learners is now the theme of the moment. While I think that successful co-teaching can be a great thing, I don't think that it is t...

March 6, 2018

There is a consistent pattern in schools today of increasing numbers of students with an EAL designation and a concurrent decreasing in funding for EAL. This leads to natural tensions between the explicit needs of learners with EAL and the ability of schools to meet th...

December 5, 2017

I get asked quite often "What is the best programme structure for EAL?", usually by administrators looking for a quick fix. Unfortunately, as with anything to do with schools and language, there is no one correct answer. The best EAL programme for any individual school...

November 21, 2017

One of the biggest challenges in international schools is the high number of language learners. In many schools, the number of students who do not speak the school language as their dominant language is often higher than the number of students who do. While it can be e...

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