Hello all I am applying for a position asking for a Primary English Teacher. CfBT, the company, want 'relevant EAL experience' along with 'overseas' experience'.I feel like I have both on paper, but before I submit a lengthy application to the company concerned, I would love some advice or info as there seems to be some confusion as to what constitutes EAL exactly. I have taught in several international schools where the majority of the children had English as an additional language, but they were largely fluent in English and English was taught per the National Curriculum in the same way it would be taught in UK to native speakers. I did, of course, adapt my teaching to take into account they were EAL students. The job in question wants teachers to teach English language in order to promote students to be bilingual and they appear to stress the importance of current knowledge of EAL practice, which to me suggests people who have TEFL qualifications and experience in specific English as a second language teaching? The job doesn't specify TEFL qualifications other than to ask for this 'relevant EAL experience'. I have a BA QTS in English with Primary Teaching but have no TEFL qualification or direct experience teaching EAL as a discrete entity. Is applying a waste of time? Any advice or info much appreciated, especially from anyone currently working for the company. Thanks in advance!