The Distinctiveness of the EAL Learner's Task - NALDIC (2004)

This article is essential to support student teachers' and trainees' understanding of the theoretical framework that underpins much current good practice in supporting EAL learners. It is suitable for all ITE contexts.

The article highlights the very specific and distinctive task that faces learners who enter school fluent in a language other than the language of instruction. It draws teachers' attention to the multiplicity of tasks facing EAL learners in their new environment and the speed at which they are expected to catch up with the moving target of their peers.

Raymonde Sneddon
University of East London

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