EEF on oral language interventions

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) shows that oral language interventions have a ‘positive impact’ on learning at a very low cost. Find out more about the evidence here.

The Education Endowment Foundation’s evaluation of oral language interventions as part of its ‘Teaching and Learning Toolkit’ shows that they have a ‘positive impact’ on learning at a very low cost. It summarised that

“Overall, studies of oral language interventions consistently show positive impact on learning, including on oral language skills and reading comprehension. On average, pupils who participate in oral language interventions make approximately five months’ additional progress over the course of a year.”

Voice 21 has run two pilot studies with the EEF on developing an Oracy Framework (with the University of Cambridge) and an evaluation of our inaugural approaches with 12 schools in 2017.

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