Information

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

Education in Scotland information leaflets

EAL Edinburgh have produced a number of leaflets about

Curriculum for Excellence

Click on the link above and you will find parental guidance on the following aspects of Curriculum for Excellence in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Polish, Romanian, Thai, Turkish and Urdu:

Assessment, Reporting and Qualifications,
Education in Scotland
Parents as Partners

INFORMATION PACK: INFORMATION ON THE HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND

Highland Life Information Pack

Highland Life have published an information pack which contains details of services provided in the Highlands including transport, health, education (for +16 and including ESOL). It is available in different languages including;-
Bengali, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Latvian

Here is the introduction to give you a flavour –

Whether you have just arrived or you have chosen the Highlands as your home, to live and work here then this guide is for you. Leaving home and moving to a new country can be difficult so we want to help.

In the Highlands we have all the facilities you need:

  • hospitals
  • health centres
  • schools
  • public transport – trains, buses
  • modern amenities
  • telecommunications network

In addition to the range of outdoor activities, there are thriving amateur sports leagues and cultural activities throughout the year.

This pack gives general information, but you should always get more information based on your own situation. For additional information, click on the web links.

We hope you will find the information useful and we welcome you to Highland – a great place to live, work and play

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:

Looking for something specific? Try using the “Filter our Resources” widget at the top of the right sidebar →

Or try one ofthe specific links under the Language, School, or Purpose headings in the left sidebar ←

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