A research project called ‘Language Place and Identity’ has been running for the past year through Bilingualism Matters at University of Edinburgh.
More information can be found here
and a presentation of the project’s findings is to be held at Inverness College in March, register here
Cumbria early years EAL is a good guide to enable you to self evaluate your progress in establishing a great setting for EAL learners in the Early Years. With ticklists to help you reflect on your practice and suggestions of things to do, a look at enrolment and a brief loo into the theory behind supporting strategies for EAL pupils. Lots to absorb… could be part of a development plan or and in-service CPD session.
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Here is a link to downloadable resources Play At Home in English and Polish. These resources have been developed by the NHS to encourage early development through play at home.
The NHS website says:
play@home activity sheets
Useful list of activities and games to use with any set of flashcards. These activities can be used with Induction packs at Primary or Secondary level, as an alternative to Big Bear Banter suggestions or to introduce new vocabulary for topics. Click on the image above to go to MES English Flashcards
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.
websites for EAL
The following links will give you an Induction Pack for secondary pupils who are new to English. There are flashcard links, games, activities and web links to practice and develop vocabulary learning. There are also QR codes for quick links to online activities, a record of activities sheet to keep a track of what subjects have been covered and a folder full of Topic Words lists for each subject.
Secondary Induction Pack
qr codes secondary
EAL Induction Pack Record of Activities
Topic Word Lists
The following link takes you to an Induction Pack for P4-7 pupils. This is for pupils who are new to English and has flashcard links, stories and games. There are also QR codes that can be used for quick access to ICT support materials and games. These m,aterials are designed to be used with EAL Language Builder pack. For more information or support contact EAL Team
Click on the links below to download.
P4_7 Induction Pack
qr codes 4-7
EAL Profile Nursery
For pupils who are learning English as an additional language, please use this sheet to monitor English language development. This can be used to supplement information gained from the Overviews and is very helpful to pass onto schools.
For pupils at Stage 1, please use the Teddy Talk resource.
Contact the EAL team for training in Teddy Talk or if you have a concern about a pupil. Please attach a completed Profile (above).
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
- For: Parents, Primary, Secondary, SFL
- Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Slovak, Tagalog, Urdu
- Purpose: Best Practice, Information, Letters Home