30 Tips for Supporting the Parents of EAL Pupils

‘Effective school provision for EAL students and their parents/carers depends on information, coordination, support and communication’ (Evans, et al., 2016).​ Take a look at our top tips for creating a supportive school environment for parents of EAL children, as well as key positive messages that you should send to any parent/carer who does not have English as their first language.

Dr Weston Talks with Professor Victoria Murphy: Supporting Bilingual Children

In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Professor Victoria Murphy about the misconceptions surrounding children with English as an additional language (EAL) and how teachers and parents can better support emergent bilingualism. They discuss the main stages of children’s second language development and address how bilingualism should be considered a huge benefit, both to the child and to their school class as a whole. We discover that given that almost 25% of UK children having EAL, this is a subject that requires much more research.