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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

Read All About It! News and Current Affairs Sites for Learning English

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.

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

World Stories website

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.

World Stories website