I don't understand the question - EAL

Summary

What makes school mathematics texts so difficult for English as an Additional Language (and other) students, and what are some ways we can help build up the academic language resources for those students?

The written and spoken language that we use in the maths classroom can be baffling to EAL students, and sometimes to all but the most literate of first language speakers. And yet it isn't always obvious to the teacher where the difficulty lies, let alone how to overcome it.

In this session we will look at:
Some of the vocabulary and grammar difficulties common in maths questions and explanations.
Some possible reasons that students aren't acquiring the language they need.
Some strategies teachers can use to help students construct the linguistic resources for academic success.

Sean and Sharon are mathematics and EAL specialists at Noble Park English Language School.
A laptop or tablet capable f accessing student.demos.com would be an advantage.

Presenters
Sean Kelleher
Sharon Lei

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
D-02 05/12/2019 02:30 pm 03:30 pm La Trobe University, Bundoora
27
I-02 06/12/2019 02:30 pm 03:30 pm La Trobe University, Bundoora
27

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