Welcome to the Highland Council’s EAL website, where you’ll find resources to help support your bilingual learners. These include:
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Initial assessments can be made by a member of the EAL team. Please contact EAL Team to be directed to the appropriate member of staff.
Assessments are undertaken using the Primary EAL Profile .
Guidance on Updating EAL Profiles helps you to fill in the profiles
The targets identified in the profiles are linked with strategies from the Primary EAL strategies booklet.
Children may go through a silent period during their initial time in school. The Silent Period Language Development checklist may be useful to track this period.
The EAL Team may also be able to offer CAT sessions to support staff to update profiles.
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Here is a link to downloadable resources Play At Home in English and Polish. These resources have been developed by the NHS to encourage early development through play at home.
The NHS website says:
play@home activity sheets
Here is a link to recommended Equality and Diversity Picture Books for use ion classrooms. There are also lesson plans available on the highland Literacy Blog.
Highland Council’s Equalities Improvement Group and LGBTI+ sub-group have published a series of lesson plans in December 2017 to support the development of Equality and Diversity across the curriculum. 18 picture books have been selected; for each picture book there have been lessons created for Early – Fourth Levels (Curriculum for Excellence) driven by the Literacy and English and Health and Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes.
Click each of the book cover image below to download the lesson plan for each book.
Useful list of activities and games to use with any set of flashcards. These activities can be used with Induction packs at Primary or Secondary level, as an alternative to Big Bear Banter suggestions or to introduce new vocabulary for topics. Click on the image above to go to MES English Flashcards
Handy sheet for pupils to remind them of spelling rules in English.
Spelling Rules Keyring
Here is a list of useful websites for EAL pupils. You can search under the different levels of English, Primary, Secondary etc. If anyone has any sites that they think would be useful additions, please contact the EAL team to add them, thanks.
websites for EAL
The following links will give you an Induction Pack for secondary pupils who are new to English. There are flashcard links, games, activities and web links to practice and develop vocabulary learning. There are also QR codes for quick links to online activities, a record of activities sheet to keep a track of what subjects have been covered and a folder full of Topic Words lists for each subject.
Secondary Induction Pack
qr codes secondary
EAL Induction Pack Record of Activities
Topic Word Lists
The following link takes you to an Induction Pack for P4-7 pupils. This is for pupils who are new to English and has flashcard links, stories and games. There are also QR codes that can be used for quick access to ICT support materials and games. These m,aterials are designed to be used with EAL Language Builder pack. For more information or support contact EAL Team
Click on the links below to download.
P4_7 Induction Pack
qr codes 4-7
A number of key word lists in Arabic for different subjects