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.

Using technology to Support EAL Learners in Secondary 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.

Understanding and Supporting Multilingual Language and Literacy

Good link to a CPD session hosted by LALCO (Language and Literacy Research Group) looking at:-

  1. Teachers’ beliefs about meeting the literacy needs of pupils learning English as an additional language
  2. Bilingualism and (bi)literacy: myths, facts and challenges
  3. Early reading in languages other than English: similarities, differences and transfer
  4. Multi-contextual vocabulary instruction for children learning English as an additional language

You can also sign up to the network to access future resources and research findings.

Developing Good EAL Practice in the Early Years

Cumbria early years EAL is a good guide to enable you to self evaluate your progress in establishing a great setting for EAL learners in the Early Years. With ticklists to help you reflect on your practice and suggestions of things to do, a look at enrolment and a brief loo into the theory behind supporting strategies for EAL pupils.  Lots to absorb… could be part of a development plan or and in-service  CPD session.

 

Leafets about being Excluded from School

Help I’m Being Excluded. This leaflet has been produced by Govan Law Centre and is for children who have been excluded so that they are aware of their rights. It is available in the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Gaelic, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Slovakian, Tagalog and Urdu.

Click on Help I’m Being Excluded to access

Phrases for School from Bracknell Forest

These useful resources from Bracknell Forest EAL and Diversity Team at Bracknell Forest Council give schools basic phrases in different languages in PDF format for use with pupils and parents.  They can be used for new arrivals or for checking understanding for New to English pupils. Some teachers and pupils may simply be interested in them to celebrate different languages as well.

Click on the language to download….

Arabic    Chinese     Czech      German      Greek       Hindi     Hungarian Italian    Japanese  Lithuanian      Malayalam     Polish     Portuguese     Russian        Slovak      Spanish     Tagalog        Tamil      Thai       Turkish       Urdu

There are also lots more resources in different languages for use in Primary and Secondary schools on their website click here to open in a new window

Polish Resources

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Here are a some new Polish resources for you to use in the classroom. One is a Polish Language Mat and the other is a set of language survival cards that teachers can use to ensure that newly arrived pupils understand directions and simple instructions.

Both resources are particularly helpful with new arrivals but also support children with some Polish literacy to find the right words. Click on the links below to download.

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Polish Survival Guide

Education in Scotland information leaflets

EAL Edinburgh have produced a number of leaflets about

Curriculum for Excellence

Click on the link above and you will find parental guidance on the following aspects of Curriculum for Excellence in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Polish, Romanian, Thai, Turkish and Urdu:

Assessment, Reporting and Qualifications,
Education in Scotland
Parents as Partners