A table for secondary EAL students to record key vocabulary in different subjects.
- Key vocabulary can be provided by subject teachers (if new to english) or by the students themselves when they start a new topic.
- The table can be adaped for any language, but here are a few templates.
Blank Vocabulary Table-Chinese
Blank Vocabulary Table-Arabic
Blank Vocabulary Table-Polish
Below find links to the flyer and application forms to the SATEAL Conference on Saturday 21st March in Edinburgh University. This conference is open to primary and secondary teachers, PSAs and ASN teachers who are interested in developing good practice with EAL learners.
SATEAL20 Conference flyer (1)
SATEAL application Form 2020
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.
- For: Parents, Primary, Secondary, SFL
- Language: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, English, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Urdu
- Purpose: Dual Language
This guide provides lots of links to suggested strategies, activities, research and other materials for teaching EAL pupils. Where you see a blue triangle click to get more information. Lots of good material here which could provide a backbone for understanding the teaching of EAL pupils.
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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.
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.
Essex County Council have produced a number of booklets with useful phrases for new pupils in a variety of languages. Can be used by teachers and pupils to ease communication and by parents to get messages across to schools and vice versa.
Available in the following languages:
- For: Parents, Primary, Secondary, SFL
- Language: Arabic, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Nepalese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Purpose: Letters Home, Phrase books
- provide visual stimuli for pupils to write from g. photos, video, artefacts eg Literacy Shed
- talk about the structure of English and possible similarities and differences with other languages eg. different word order, articles etc. (Omniglot details some common challenges speakers of other languages have)
- provide opportunities to rehearse before writing
- encourage paired work and peer evaluation
- Use activities such as Dictogloss to practice note taking and use to develop writing
- play games / provide activities to help understanding and use of prepositions, match nouns and pronouns, teach articles
- DARTS activities including;–
- provide support for pupils to match simple sentence starters to sentence endings, then ask pupil to copy complete sentences
- ask pupil to sort/sequence simple jumbled sentences
- clearly organise information on the board using graphic organisers and provide simple grids or tables for pupils to complete
- use gap fill exercises or cloze procedure
- model writing for the pupil and providing good examples
- use writing frames to scaffold questions leading to how / why question
- introduce different connectives/conjunctions Connectives and starters word list – basic or Connectives and starters word list – advanced eg because, so, then, but, however etc
- encourage students to learn from their mistakes and use Correction Code
- encourage pupils to punctuate while writing
- ask pupil to read back the sentences to see if they ’sound right’, use Clicker 6 to do this
- pre teach new words through providing interactive display g. of new or key words
- encourage the ongoing use of dual language/English to English dictionary as appropriate
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