Learning Together Education Network
Creating a welcoming environment for migrant children and families: fostering languages, promoting inclusion
In this video, teachers Phil McCarthy and Annie Asgard and linguist Dr Francesca La Morgia share examples of culturally responsive practice in their multilingual classrooms.
Supporting the child with EAL in the early years: moving away from language
In this video, we visited the Early Language and Learning Lab in DCU which examines the ways in which early educational environments contribute to young children’s development and learning. Dr Sinéad McNally and her team, Ms Emma Reilly and Ms Christina O’Keeffe, share their knowledge and expertise on how to support EAL and how to create a welcoming environment for migrant children and families.
Supporting children with EAL in the early years: exploring culturally responsive learning and parental engagement
In this video, the team from DCU’s Early Language and Learning Lab, Ms Emma Reilly, Ms Weiyi Liu and Ms Christina O’Keeffe, discuss practical tips on the inclusion of children with EAL through play and activities, the role of the educator as a mediator and how culturally responsive learning experiences and parental engagement contribute to the long term academic success of all children in the classroom.
Children who are new to English: assessing language development and language difficulties
In this video, Annie Asgard, English Language Support Teacher and Assistant Principal in a primary school in Galway, and chairperson of ELSTA Ireland (Primary School Teacher/Assistant Principal II Claddagh National School, Chairperson ELSTA), talks to us about assessing the progress of language development in pupils with EAL. Ms Annie Asgard shares some real-life examples of language interactions that are common in pupils with EAL, when to worry and what to do next in the school context.