SARA BEDDOES, HISTORY TEACHER/EAL COORDINATOR, BRITISH SECTION, LYCÉE COLLÈGE STE ANNE, FRANCE This study examines the teaching of English as an additional language (EAL) to French students (Year 9) through the subject of history. The context is different from UK schools in that acquisition of English is not crucial for integration and future success. While all the students can be classified as EAL students, there is a disparity of current attainment levels in oral and written comprehension and production, and the classes are therefore very much mixed attainment. Several pedagogic strategies found in Teach Like a Champion (TLAC) (Lemov et al., 2016) have been employed within this mixed-attainment EAL context and found to be advantageous for student progression and confidence. As such, TLAC could be used in British classrooms containing both EAL and non-EAL students alike, and the advantages are twofold: by limiting the need to produce separate resources, it reduces teachers’ prepa
Using Teach Like a Champion to improve EAL history for French students
Written by: Sara Beddoes
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