English as an Additional Language
Approaches to Teaching Linguistic Minority Students
- Constant Leung - King's College London, UK
- Angela Creese - University of Birmingham, UK
This book will be of use to individual teachers who want to extend their knowledge and practice, and also as a set text for professional development programs.
The book presents a number of different approaches to teaching bilingual learners and those at different stages of learning EAL. As such, it would be a useful resource for students to engage with and would complement other core texts in the area of EAL.
Recommended for our undergraduates as an essential resource for understanding EAL and pedagogy.
This text will be useful for qualified practitioners and trainees alike. I think the practicalities of teaching children with EAL is covered well in this book.
This book was not adopted, however it has been recommended as additional reading to PGCE students.
I found this book a little too deep for my current learners. However it will be a useful tool to update and extend my own knowledge of this subject.
I shared this with students: big mistake! They liked it so much a struggle to get it back from them!
The first chapter offers a comprehensive account of the history of language learning teaching, presenting in-depth information which both students and practioners may find relevant. There are very interesting chapters as well which offer a good theoretical discussion underpinning practical considerations. The book is now part of the recommened reading for the course.