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.
provide visual stimuli for pupils to write from g. photos, video, artefacts eg Literacy Shed
talk about the structure of English and possible similarities and differences with other languages eg. different word order, articles etc. (Omniglot details some common challenges speakers of other languages have)
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.
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.