Research

For a thorough overview please see The Bell Foundation research pages

Documents which may be downloaded here

Advanced bilingual learners

During 2003-4, the government commissioned Professor Lynne Cameron and Dr Sharon Besser, then at the University of Leeds, to undertake a series of investigations into the development of English fluency in pupils with well developed EAL (advanced bilingual learners) The findings were groundbreaking and are still necessary reading today:

Writing in English as an Additional Language at Key Stage 2, Key findings

Writing in English as an additional language at Key Stage 4 and post-16

The research investigated the writing skills of those who, although at an advanced stage of formal education, may be under-achieving in English. Over three hundred pieces of writing, from English language and a range of other subject areas, were analysed quantitatively and qualitatively to produce profiles of achievement and needs, and suggestions for diagnosis and intervention by teachers.

From: Writing in English as an additional language at Key Stage 4 and post-16
Professor Lynne Cameron, 2003


Lambeth Research

Past publications from EAL Consultants and the Lambeth Research and Statistics Team may  be accessed here:

EAL: Raising Achievement of Primary Pupils, Feyis Demie and Amanda Bellsham Revell, 2013

EAL: Raising Achievement of Secondary Pupils, Feyisa Demie and Amanda Gay, 2013

Longitudinal Study of Second Language Acquisition in Lambeth Schools, Amanda Gay and Amanda Bellsham-Revell 2013

Lambeth Secondary EAL audit 2010, Amanda Gay 2011

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