Be Bilingual Leaflets

These leaflets are published by Aberdeenshire EAL Service and promote bilingualism and the benefits of maintaining and developing home languages. They are published in a number of different languages and aslo have links for further information.

English as an Additional Language

Welcome to the Highland Council’s EAL website, where you’ll find resources to help support your bilingual learners. These include:

Looking for something specific? Try using the “Filter our Resources” widget at the top of the right sidebar →

Or try one of the specific links under the Language, School, or Purpose headings in the left sidebar ←

Or use the search tool at the top right of the BLOG →

If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please feel free to contact us.

Offline Bilingual Dictionaries for exams/assessments

Inspirationapps.com have bilingual dictionary apps available in 20 different languages.  These are offline, word for word dictionaries which are permitted in exams and assessments if you follow the  guidance from SQA.

Apps can be installed on Chromebooks/phones/i pads from the Apple App Store or from the Google Play Store.

At present the Polish and French apps can be added to a pupils Chromebook. If you need another language please contact the EAL Team. If you pupil’s first language is not available there are other apps available so get in touch.

As with paper dictionaries,  pupils should  only be given the app in assessments if they use bilingual dictionaries for regular  classwork/homework. Some practice in using the app before the assessment/exam is advised.

 

Fluency Tutor

Increase and track pupil’s reading fluency with this easy to use website: Pupils record themselves reading a passage (from a library or create   your own) for you to listen to and assess. Comprehension questions for each passage are also available.

Student Guide to Using Fluency Tutor

Read and Write for Google Chrome-Highland Guidance

Please note: in order to access R&W, staff must ‘sync’ their Chrome accounts in order for the extension to appear.

Follow this link for a guide on how to do this.

Highland Literacy have posted resources page links for Google Read and Write.

This is a great Google extension for EAL learners (and pupils with literacy difficulties) with many tools to support pupils learning, all in one place: a reader,  a translator, a PDF reader/annotator, predictive text and many more.

Follow the link below to discover what they all do.

Using Technology to Support EAL Learners in Primary Schools

An easy use resource which is full of apps/ extensions/websites to support EAL learners to  develop their English skills and to access the curriculum.  This is a ‘live’ document which will be updated regularly so we would recommend that you store it in Google Drive.

EAL Highland Manual for schools

EAL Manual for Highland Schools

PLEASE NOTE THIS MANUAL WAS DEVELOPED ON A PRE COVID-19 WORLD AND SO THINGS MAY NEED TO BE ADAPTED TO SUIT NEW CIRCUMSTANCES

This manual tries to collect everything you need to keep track of the language acquisition of EAL pupils. This tends to be achieved through EAL Profiles and the associated strategies which help to flag up how a child is acquiring English and if there is a need for investigation or enquiry into other additional difficulties. Also included in the manual is guidance on ensuring SEEMiS is up to date, support for the enrolment of pupils into school, how to access interpreting and translation services, and resources for new to English pupils. It is split into 3 sections that are appropriate for the different stages of an EAL pupil’s school life. The links are all provided on Google Drive with the shared access link you have been provided with. 

Just click on the links to get to the support materials. 

There are lots of additional materials to be found at www.ealhighland.org including dual language resources, best practice, subject support etc

A Calendar Year of EAL Support – Primary and Secondary

Nursery

Enrolment and profiling

New to English support

Primary 

Enrolment and profiling

New to English support

PSA Support and Strategies

Secondary

Enrolment and profiling

 

New to English support

PSA Support and Strategies

Training and CPD

Little by Little: Strategies for Pupils

Let's learn English through readings!: Hello, my dear students ...

These strategies have been developed to support pupils to use strategies in their classes to help them to develop and acquire English. They can be downloaded individually or as a zip folder. They were originally developed and sent out to pupils over the year so that they had a weekly strategy to try out.

  1. Mind Maps
  2. Learning New Words
  3. Vocab cards Quizlet
  4. Use the people around you
  5. Graphic Organisers
  6. Tables
  7.  Translation and Dictionaries
  8. Action Tree
  9. Speech to text, readers and support on Chromebook
  10. Glossaries
  11. Summaries
  12. Questions
  13. Analysis – making the same mistakes
  14. Keeping your home language (L1)
  15. Idiomatic sayings

Little by Little zip folder

Highland One World Anti Racist resources

Here is a powerpoint put together by Highland One World looking at Anti Racist Resources. there are links to support for classroom resources, resources for staff understanding and pointers for further research and knowledge.  Always important, but particularly highlighted at the moment with Balck Lives Matter campaigns and demonstrations and important for all communities.

Antiracism education slides

Supporting Bilingual Learners of English in Highland Schools