English as an Additional Language

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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If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please feel free to contact us.

MESH Guide

meshguides.org

 

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.

Click on logo for more…. or

http://www.meshguides.org/guides/node/112?n=133

Bilingualism Matters talk in Inverness


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Talk by Prof Antonella Sorace from Bilingualism Matters at IRA on 26 September advertised here.

Bilingualism Matters – A talk from Prof. Antonella Sorace

Antonella Sorace flyer

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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Supporting Bilingual Learners of English in Highland Schools