Mike is the author of the popular and highly regarded book How to Teach EAL Learners in the Classroom: The Complete Guide. His free online teacher resource, the EAL Toolkit (available on this website and at tes.com), has been viewed and downloaded more than 285,000 times by teachers in the UK and around the world.
When schools, colleges or local authorities get in touch with Mike for EAL training, the first thing he does is gain a clear understanding of their needs, what they want to achieve from the training and where their staff are currently at in terms of their EAL provision. Some providers look for whole-school training focussing on how teachers and support staff can support EAL learners during whole-class teaching. Other providers ask Mike to focus on specific aspects of EAL support and to work with colleagues whose teaching load is dedicated to supporting EAL learners.