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

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

Bengali Resources for Primary

Alternatively, you can download all the above as a pack here.

Finally, here’s a great website for exploring photos from Bangladesh.