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English as an Additional Language in Practice
- Supporting the language and communication skills in the early years
This book gives clear guidance to educators about how to support the communication and language development of EAL children with reference to the new 2018 National Quality Framework (ACECQA, 2017). As well as providing essential information about EAL learners, it covers topics including: how children learn languages; how to prepare for a new starter who has limited or no English; helping children to settle-in, creating a suitable environment; working with families; and, observation and assessment. There are also chapters which focus specifically on supporting the prime area of communication and language.
Alice Bevan is a Speech and Language Therapist who works for the NHS and privately. She has worked in a range of paediatric settings including nurseries, children’s centres, clinics and schools. As a Sign-along Tutor and Elklan Tutor, Alice also delivers a range of nationally recognised accredited courses. She has a passion for educating others about speech, language and communication.
Bridie Raban is currently an Honorary Professor at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her past research has focused on language and literacy development, teacher change and development, curriculum and assessment for the early childhood years and quality provision. She was the first Professor of Early Childhood Education in Victoria and the second in Australia, and before this she was Professor of Primary Education (Early Years) at the University of Warwick and President of the UK Reading Association.