Approaches to Teaching Linguistic Minority Students provides an invaluable and accessible resource for working with EAL students. It brings together the international experiences and expertise of a team of distinguished language educators who explore a range of teaching approaches and provide professionally-grounded practical advice. The chapters cover themes, references and pedagogic concerns common to teachers across the globe. 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.

Mainstream Participatory Approaches: From Slipstream to Mainstream

Mainstream participatory approaches: From slipstream to mainstream

From Slipstream to Mainstream

The arrival in the UK of Asian and West Indian families in the 1950s saw the gradual emergence of a variety of approaches to the teaching and learning of what we now in the UK term English as an Additional Language. Initially, provision for such children was heavily influenced by methods borrowed from the teaching of English as a Foreign or Second Language outside the UK with a focus on language structures and an aim of speedy assimilation so that the child should: ‘become “invisible”, a truly integrated member of the school community, sharing the traditional curriculum and participating in regular classes as soon as possible’ (Derrick, 1977: 16, ...

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