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  4. Is Sign Supported English effective for teaching vocabulary to children with English as an Additional Language?

Sep

28

Monday

Is Sign Supported English effective for teaching vocabulary to children with English as an Additional Language?

12.45pm

Public

Details

This seminar is a Centre for Language and Communication Science Research Seminar.

Lunch will be provided from 12:45. The seminar will commence at 13:00.

Speaker

Chloë Marshall, UCL Institute of Education, London

Background

Children who are learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) may start school with smaller vocabularies than their monolingual peers. Given the links between vocabulary and academic achievement, it is important to evaluate interventions that are designed to support vocabulary learning in this group of children. I will present an evaluation of one potential intervention, namely Sign Supported English (SSE), which uses conventionalized manual gestures alongside spoken words to support the learning of English vocabulary by children with EAL. Specifically, my colleagues and I investigated whether SSE had a positive impact on Reception class children’s vocabulary development, over and above English-only input, as measured over a six month period.

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When & where

12.45pm - 2.00pmMonday 28th September 2015

C143 Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom