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100 Ideas for Supporting Learners with EAL – Primary and Secondary Versions. Bloomsbury Publishing – 2018.


100 inspirational, tried-and-tested ideas that can be used straight away by a range of practitioners supporting learners with English as an additional language (EAL).

Ideas include:

  • Setting up a parent conference
  • Making the most of translation tools
  • Effective questioning techniques
  • Word building and morphology
  • Running a ‘Young Interpreter Scheme’

There is an emphasis on using ICT throughout the books, including where to find the best software, resources and websites. There is also a section on whole-school approaches to supporting learners with EAL. These books are an essential source of inspiration for teachers, support staff, senior managers and Ethnic Minority Achievement (EMA) specialists and coordinators.

Primary version review: “This text is a golden resource for trainee and experienced teachers alike who want to ensure the best for their EAL learners. Chris Pim’s revised, primary-specific edition comes with even more great ideas, making it an invaluable contributor to the upskilling of professionals in linguistically diverse classrooms. The teacher-friendly narrative combines research with practice to ensure that schools and classrooms make well-grounded choices for their multilingual pupils.” –  Dr Naomi Flynn, Associate Professor of Primary English Education, University of Reading,

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