Model Pros ConsBuddy speaks •EAL learner •Mightsame language can be negatively affectas EAL learner understood and buddy’s learning can understand •Can seem as if more buddy has sole •EAL learner responsibility can feel less isolatedBuddy Speak • Can increase •Buddy cantEnglish only understandin translate g of different •Buddy may be cultures perceived as • Can help sole supporter EAL learner and feel learn English pressured
Figurative speech is more of a challenge for EAL pupils, as they interpret what you say literally. So... Remember, the lesson content should be delivered with the use of clear, concise and literal language.
The English language is permanently evolving and developing. New words and expressions are coined and existing words change their meaning as society, culture and technology progress.As theteacher, areyou helpingyour EALpupils tolearnaccurateEnglish?
ConclusionBilingual TheoristsPedagogy EALTeaching Strategies Use of Language
Bruner: Scaffolding refers to the gradual withdrawal ofadult control and support as a function of children’sincreasing mastery of a given task. Vygotsky: The child develops cognition and language as the result of social interaction with more knowledgeable others in activities which have specific goals. Gibbons: Scaffolding is created through Language Support; how the teacher supports the student by careful pitching of comprehensible language. Cummins: research showed that during second language acquisition students do not need to relearn some basic skills and concepts, like forms of communication, critical thinking, or reading and writing (Diaz-Rico, & Weed, 2010).
Accessible &Motivating Curriculum + Comprehensible and extending Language = Success for EAL LearnersWashbourne (2011)