** POSTPONED ** Joint Language Education Network and Centre for Research in STEM Education Centre Seminar: “I don't like English; I don't like writing!” A case study of EAL learner support in a secondary school in England

A School of Education research event
Date11 January 2022
Time10:00 to 11:30


The joint LEN/CRISTEME seminar has had to be postponed due to the recent unrest in Kazakhstan which has resulted in frequent internet outages. We'll reschedule when the situation has improved. 

10 Jan 2021


“I don't like English; I don't like writing!”
A case study of EAL learner support in a secondary school in England


  • Davronzhon Gaipov, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan
  • Simon Brownhill, University of Bristol, UK

The demand for quality practice to support learners with English as an additional language (EAL) in educational settings across the globe remains ever present (Cunningham, 2020). Educators in secondary schools (11 to 16-year-olds) are constantly seeking ways to enable learners with EAL to effectively access their teaching and to succeed in all areas of the curriculum.

This research seminar focuses on a study which set out to explore the issues that learners with EAL face in the core subject of science. Findings, drawn from original research conducted in an English secondary school, suggest that a suite of practical strategies and professional support is needed to positively address issues associated with vocabulary and writing that learners with EAL encounter. Attendees will be encouraged to critically reflect on these strategies and support as part of an interactive feature of the research seminar.

The research seminar will also consider the significance of these findings for international contexts such as Kazakhstan that are adopting a tri-lingual system of education and who seek to embrace the model of English-medium science education in their secondary schools.

For those attendees wishing to read about the research that is to be reported in this seminar, please visit https://www.iier.org.au/iier31/gaipov-abs.html

ProviderSchool of Education
Intended audienceAcademic staff and students
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OrganizerJustin Dillon

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