Podcast: “The Growing Demand for EAL”

Earlier this week, I was interviewed by Ideas in Education, who produce podcasts on education in the UK for iTunes. Ideas in Education iTunes pages are here – follow this link).

The interview with myself, entitled “The Growing Demand for EAL” is now available to download and listen. See below.

It is always available at iTunes – at the Ideas in Education page at:


The topics covered in the interview range from inclusion of EAL learners in mainstream classrooms, EAL qualifications of staff working with EAL learners, the need for training mainstream teachers in EAL pedagogy, tensions between schools and ethnic minority communities as well as effective EAL strategies – amongst many other topics raised. Be warned: it’s 44 minutes long!

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