2nd NALDIC Independent Schools SIG Mtg | Culturally inclusive practices in the classroom: engaging and responding to the needs of EAL learners

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Nandhaka Pieris (NALDIC)

Jan 20, 2023, 12:42:35 PMJan 20
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Dear Colleagues,

NALDIC's Independent Schools Special Interest Group will be holding their second free EAL networking meeting next week. Please see below for details and registration link:

Thursday, 26th January 2023 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm (GMT)
Venue: Online via NALDIC Zoom

Theme: Culturally inclusive practices in the classroom: engaging and responding to the needs of EAL learners

NALDIC Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have developed to raise the profile of EAL and bilingualism in a specific area of interest.The Independent Schools SIG aims to develop a networking community and forum for discussion about the particular needs of the sector.


Culturally inclusive practices in the classroom involve actively engaging and responding to the needs of English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners. This can include using bilingual or multilingual teaching materials, incorporating students’ cultural backgrounds into the curriculum, and providing extra support for language acquisition. By implementing these practices, teachers can create a more inclusive and welcoming learning environment for EAL students, which can lead to better academic outcomes and a stronger sense of belonging for these students in the classroom. In this meet we hope to share ideas and experiences from the independent sector; reflecting on post-pandemic.

Guest Speaker

Dr Amritesh Singh from the University of St Andrews will be giving a talk linked to the topic of the meet focussing on ‘engaging with sexism and misogyny in an EFL context’.


Independent Schools SIG Convenors | Dawn Cremonese, Kenna Troup & Louise Mehrabian Troup | Independen...@naldic.org.uk

Kind Regards,

Nandhaka Pieris

Head of EAL | St Francis' College, Letchworth Garden City

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