Tag Archives: new to english

Ririro (audio stories in other languages)

It is Ririro’s mission to give all children in the world free access to a variety of stories. The stories can be read, downloaded and printed online and cover a wide range of topics, including animals, fantasy, science, history, diverse cultures and much more.

The stories can be read in English, Polish, Spanish, Arabic and others. (Please note that Russian and  Ukrainian are NOT available. )

Click here to be taken to the Ririro website.

New EAL Teachers for Highland

We would like to inform you of some recent changes to the English as an Additional Language Team within our service.

Previously, the remit for the team was area based but this has now changed to a Highland wide service.

Two new members of staff have also been employed until the end of June 2023 (SG funded), and the team now consists of Alison Roy, Jenny Gray, Alison Drummond and Rose Nicholls. Both Alison Drummond and Rose Nicholls, our new members to the team, have been employed primarily to support the Ukrainian refugee pupils. You can find their contact details at: https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/886/schools_-_additional_support_needs/39/english_as_an_additional_language

Ukraine: resources for schools and families

A short training video giving staff an introduction to welcoming refugee families into our schools and communities. 

This 16-minute video for all Highland Council school staff is an introduction to supporting Ukrainian pupils and their families in our schools, with signposting to further resources and support.

Presented by Educational Psychologist Carrie Yavuz and EAL Teacher Alison Roy.

Please note that this video can only be opened by staff with a Highland Council Google email. Please ensure you have logged into Chrome with your Highland Council google email.

We have collated a selection of resources to support schools in welcoming families from Ukraine.

Click on the image for Nursery/ Primary or Secondary or Families. This will take you to a google doc with links to the resources. Please note that these are live documents and are being added to as new resources and information becomes available.

EAL Training

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SATEAL Teachmeet – November 23rd 2023 – 1630 to 1730

Come along to hear from guest speakers supporting bilingualism in schools.  Our Teachmeets focus on aspects of English as an Additional Language and are organised but informal sessions with 5 to 10 min slots for various speakers to share good practice, practical innovations, and personal insights in teaching. Created by teachers, for teachers.

Currently, the guest speakers are:

Kamil Trzebiatowski – TBC

Silvia Fiddes – 10 minutes: Ukrainian Refugees and Trauma: some tips and tools

Stuart Scott – 5 minutes: Introducing our relaunched Joined in Thinking blog

Oksana Gladina – 10 minutes: How to support Ukrainian learners

Karen Faulds – 5 minutes: Multilingualism through Art

The event is free to sign up to and online, just follow the link, and please consider following SATEAL on Eventbrite to hear about more events throughout the year.

Digital Translation Tools for EAL Learners

Target Group – Upper Primary & Secondary PSAs, ASNTs and Class Teachers

Maximum Participants – 30

Number of hours out with – 1.5

Sectors – Upper Primary & Secondary

Cutoff date – 21/11/23

Subject – Literacy

Date: Tuesday 28th November, 4-5.30 pm

Venue: Inverness High School

HGIOS – 2.3 – Learning, teaching and assessment

HGIOS – 3.2 – Raising attainment and achievement

Aim – To upskill staff in digital translation tools to then support EAL pupils.

Content – During this training we will cover how to use key translation tools which are accessible to pupils on their Chromebooks such as Google Translate, Read & Write and OrbitNote.  There will be opportunities to practise using these tools during the session.

Notes: If possible, could attendees bring a Highland Council laptop or Chromebook to the training. Tea and coffee will be available.

 

SUPPORTING EAL PUPILS IN NURSERY 

Alison Roy and Jenny Gray present a 40 minute recorded training opportunity for staff in E.LC.

During the recording, you will be asked to follow a few links on the slide show. Before starting the recording, open the slide show below.

Supporting EAL Pupils in Nursery: slides (with links)

 

SUPPORTING NEW TO ENGLISH PUPILS IN PRIMARY 

Jenny Gray and Alison Roy present a 1 hour 15 minute recorded training opportunity for primary staff on how to support  New to English or Early acquisition EAL pupils in primary school.

During the recording, you will be asked to follow a few links on the slide show. Before starting the recording, open the slide show below.

Supporting New to English EAL Pupils in Primary: slides (with links)

 

SUPPORTING NEW TO ENGLISH PUPILS IN SECONDARY 

Jenny Gray and Alison Roy present a 1 hour 15 minute recorded training opportunity for secondary staff on how to support  New to English or Early acquisition EAL pupils in secondary school.

During the recording, you will be asked to follow a few links on the slide show. Before starting the recording, open the slide show below.

Supporting new to English EAL Pupils in Secondary: slides (with links)

New to English EAL Induction Pack for SECONDARY

New to English Induction Pack for Secondary:  Now includes links to online resources: online flashcards, You Tube videos, interactive games and worksheets. This allows the whole pack to be used online but includes links to printable resources,  if required.

N.B. This is a live document and is being currently updated.

As always, if you find additional resources or make up your own topics then please share them with us and we can add them to the pack.

New to English EAL Induction Pack for PRIMARY (Including Big Bear Banter)

Combined resources from the Big Bear Banter  and  P4-7 Induction Packs. Now including lots of links for each topic to online resources eg. online flashcards, animated stories, YouTube videos, songs and interactive games. This document is a live document which will be  updated with new online resources.

 

 

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.

Online Flashcards with audio

In Teddy Talk, Big Bear Banter and the induction packs for P4-7 and Secondary we have all used flashcards to learn new vocabulary.

MES have now put their flashcards online with audio. Great for use on chromebooks and during the current online learning. (slight warning in that uses American english so need to be careful using some of the vocabulary for UK English speakers eg trousers – pants)

https://www.mes-english.com/flashcards/flashcards-online.php