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.
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
Here are some Arabic resources including basic phrases, welcome signs and useful classroom vocabulary.
- Arabic Information about the Language
- Useful School Phrases
- Arabic Welcome sign
- More Phrases for School – Arabic Around the School
- Around the School
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:
There are also more resources if you follow the link below for maths, subject key words, topic words and general information….
Here are some links to useful websites that can be used for the teaching of EAL Pupils.
News In Levels is an American site that has different news stories that are pitched at 3 different levels. Key words are highlighted and explained and there are accompanying You Tube clips of the news stories being read out .
Breaking News has 7 different levels and accompanying question sheets that could be used for homework and getting pupils to think about the news story in more detail.
New Internationalist is a well known magazine looking at stories from the developing world. They have adapted their stories to be written in simpler English to be more accessible to pupils. Useful for developing Global Citizenship approaches in EAL teaching.
If anyone comes across further sites that may be useful, please post them in a comment to share.
This website provides bilingual picture dictionaries for many different languages for increasing vocabulary or checking words for glossaries and topic support. Also has useful phrases and more complex dictionaries. Worth a look and investigation.
Let us know how you use it through posting a comment.
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:
- health centres
- 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
This website contains lots of stories in many different languages. It has audio files and there is usually both English and other language version of the story. Once registered on the site, you have access to EAL guides which detail grammar and vocabulary included in the stories and other teacher guides and support.