Can't speak, can't learn

  • Opening remarks

    Introduction by Chair, Bene't Steinberg, Cambridge Assessment

  • Case studies

    Exploring the impact of non-native speakers in UK schools

  • Teaching EAL students

    Lee Donaghy (Park View Business & Enterprise School, Birmingham)

  • The impact upon the community

    Phil Woolas (former UK Immigration Minister and Labour MP)

  • Pupil performance on the changing geography of ethnic minority pupils in secondary schools

    Dr Sandra McNally (Director of Education and Skills, CEP, LSE)

  • The impact of language skills on future life and career chances

    Dr Philida Schellekens (consultant, author, teacher and teacher-trainer)

  • Discussion session 1

    Questions and audience discussion

  • 'How can the curriculum respond?'

    Panel debate chaired by Dr Nick Saville (Cambridge English Language Assessment)

  • Further discussion and closing remarks

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