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.
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.
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
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.
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.
If 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.
Teddy Talk has a new style so have a look at the table (click on the link to go straight there) and choose a topic.
We have organised the table in a suggested order .. the first being suitable for pupils new to English and the latter ones for pupils working towards greater fluency.
There are also lots of new topics that have been added (apparently you say a sloth or a sleuth of bears so this is a sleuth of new Teddy Talks!):-
- Family – My mum, my dad and me
- Four Seasons – Un-Brella
- Minibeasts – Mad About Minibeasts
- Transport – Big Red Bus (a change from Mr Gumpy’s Transport
- People Who Help Us
- Pirates – Ten Little Pirates
- Animals and Habitats – Walking in the Jungle
- Chinese New Year – The Great Race
If you develop your own topics do let us know and we can add these too!