Lots of different resources including some translated letters about holidays in term time; Polish dual language resources for different subjects and topics at all levels, nursery, primary and secondary; procedures and assessments and other materials. Worth a browse.
Programme recently aired on Radio 4 about children translating for their parents in different situations including parents evenings.
Good link to a CPD session hosted by LALCO (Language and Literacy Research Group) looking at:-
- Teachers’ beliefs about meeting the literacy needs of pupils learning English as an additional language
- Bilingualism and (bi)literacy: myths, facts and challenges
- Early reading in languages other than English: similarities, differences and transfer
- 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.
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.
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
- For: Parents, Primary, Secondary, SFL
- Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Slovak, Tagalog, Urdu
- Purpose: Best Practice, Information, Letters Home
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
- For: Parents, Primary, Secondary
- Language: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Urdu
- Purpose: Class Signs, Dual Language, Information, Phrase books
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.
Polish Survival Guide
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
- For: Parents
- Language: Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, English, Polish, Romanian, Thai, Turkish, Urdu
- Purpose: Information, Letters Home
Highland Life Information Pack
Highland Life have published an information pack which contains details of services provided in the Highlands including transport, health, education (for +16 and including ESOL). It is available in different languages including;-
Bengali, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Latvian
Here is the introduction to give you a flavour –
Whether you have just arrived or you have chosen the Highlands as your home, to live and work here then this guide is for you. Leaving home and moving to a new country can be difficult so we want to help.
In the Highlands we have all the facilities you need:
- health centres
- public transport – trains, buses
- modern amenities
- telecommunications network
In addition to the range of outdoor activities, there are thriving amateur sports leagues and cultural activities throughout the year.
This pack gives general information, but you should always get more information based on your own situation. For additional information, click on the web links.
We hope you will find the information useful and we welcome you to Highland – a great place to live, work and play
Language Line Services: this service is available 24/7 in over 100 languages. Please contact us for a leaflet with full details.
To book a face-to-face interpreter call the Highland Office of Global Language Services Ltd on 01463 258839 or email email@example.com.