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.

Booklets for New Pupils from Essex County Council

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:

Strategies  for Supporting Writing  at Stage 4

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Strategies for Supporting Writing at Stage 3


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Strategies for Supporting Writing at Stage 2

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Strategies for Supporting Writing at Stage 1


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Common strategies for supporting EAL pupils

Teachers and pupils are encouraged to work across the 3 modes of language – integrating listening & talking, reading and writing into all activities, topics or themes. There are many common strategies that are used with every one of these modes.

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Supporting EAL Pupils in the Classroom

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A good overview to supporting EAL Pupils in the classroom can be found in this article from Headteacher Update magazine. It is a good introduction to a teacher starting to approach this subject or for probationers looking at what is current good practice.




Supporting Bilingual Learners of English in Highland Schools