Information

Leafets about being Excluded from School

Help I’m Being Excluded. This leaflet has been produced by Govan Law Centre and is for children who have been excluded so that they are aware of their rights. It is available in the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Gaelic, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Slovakian, Tagalog and Urdu.

Click on Help I’m Being Excluded to access

Basic Phrases and Signs in Arabic

Here are some Arabic resources including basic phrases, welcome signs and useful classroom vocabulary.

 

Or you can download this….

For Dual Language Resources and Dictionaries in Arabic here are some book suggestions and book sellers to buy them from:

EAL resources for new arrivals (Arabic)

EAL dual language dictionaries for secondary pupils (Arabic)

There are also more resources if you follow the link below for maths, subject key words, topic words and general information….

Arabic resources

Teddy Talk and Big Bear Banter record keeping sheets

 

 

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Some schools have developed their own ways of keeping track of their Teddy Talk and Big Bear Banter sessions, but just in case you haven’t done so yet, here are some record sheets to keep track of sessions that are taking place for Teddy Talk and Big Bear Banter.

 

Teddy Talk Record of Activities

Big Bear Banter Record of Activities Final

European Day of Languages Event

Please print this poster off and publicise this event if you think anyone would be interested in your area. Thanks.

European Day of Languages 2015 Poster

You and your family and friends are invited to

A celebration of the European day of Languages On

Saturday 26th September 12:30pm-15:30pm

At the Spectrum Centre, Inverness

Celebrate bilingualism, share your language with others, learn simple phrases in another language

Live music, traditional dance and complimentary refreshments

Free entry

We hope to see you there,

Best wishes from Adult Learning, Inverness

Interpretation and Translation Services for Highland Council

interpreter_symbol_textIf you need to access Interpreting and Translation Services just click on the picture box for further information. You will be directed to the Highland Council Intranet and so if using a machine outside Highland Council establishments you will need to use your User Name and Password to access it as it is for Highland Council Users only.

Phrases for School from Bracknell Forest

These useful resources from Bracknell Forest EAL and Diversity Team at Bracknell Forest Council give schools basic phrases in different languages in PDF format for use with pupils and parents.  They can be used for new arrivals or for checking understanding for New to English pupils. Some teachers and pupils may simply be interested in them to celebrate different languages as well.

Click on the language to download….

Arabic    Chinese     Czech      German      Greek       Hindi     Hungarian Italian    Japanese  Lithuanian      Malayalam     Polish     Portuguese     Russian        Slovak      Spanish     Tagalog        Tamil      Thai       Turkish       Urdu

There are also lots more resources in different languages for use in Primary and Secondary schools on their website click here to open in a new window

Speedy Readers for pupils with EAL

At Charleston Academy and in the Highland trial in primary schools, Speedy Readers has proven very effective for pupils with EAL who have a ‘spiky profile’ eg their Listening and Talking is stage 3 or 4, but their Reading and Writing is stage 1 or 2.   Typically, this will be a pupil in P5 + who has been in UK education for more than 2 years, but who has literacy difficulties.

It is ideal for these pupils as it involves:

  • groupwork
  • reading choice
  • auditory back up
  • context

For information on how to implement, please see the Highland Literay BLOG http://highlandliteracy.com/speedy-readers-the-literacy-toolbox/

You may also want to use this with younger pupils. Please get in touch for advice.

Please note: This is not recommended for pupils who are New to English

Helping Your Child to Become Bilingual

Information for parents/carers and professionals on the advantages of bilingualism, available in the following languages:

ENGLISH       ARABIC       BENGALI    CHINESE     FARSI       FRENCH     GERMAN     JAPANESE    KOREAN    LATVIAN    MALAY    POLISH   PORTUGUESE    PUNJABI    RUSSIAN    SPANISH    THAI    TURKISH    URDU