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EAL Teaching Newsletter Articles

2nd November 2016
Effective EAL Support

How do I effectively use additional adults to support EAL Students?

Author: Gemma Fanning, EAL Co-ordinator An additional adult can be very effective in supporting teachers with EAL learners in the classroom. An additional adult may be a […]
27th October 2016
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How do I support EAL parents during parents evening?

Parents are integral to schooling for any child, and one of the key opportunities to discuss how a child is developing is during parents evening (Macbeth, […]
29th August 2016
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EAL Learners: First steps in identifying dyslexia (and other specific learning differences)

Sometimes our students who have English as an additional language seem to be having more difficulty than expected developing their language, and accessing the rest of […]

Communication Across Cultures News

30th September 2016
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ESL & Mother Tongue Conference, Copenhagen, 3-5th March 2017

This year we will have a stand at the ESL & Mother Tongue Conference. This event will be celebrating the Power of Multilingual Classrooms in International […]
14th September 2016
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Learning Village learner experience explained…

We have created a video to provide you with clear instruction on the Learning Village learner experience. Have a look!
4th July 2016
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NALDIC Conference

We will be showing EAL teaching through the Learning Village at this year’s NALDIC conference: “One size fits all? Addressing diversity in EAL” The conference will […]

Benefit from EAL teaching through the Learning Village

  • The Learning Village materials are of an excellent quality with clear language progression. The programme works very well as a teaching tool.
    Michelle Wain
    EMA Adviser, London Borough of Havering
  • I really liked the sentence activities, it really stretched my students and I saw a marked improvements. Overall I love the concept of the Learning Village- making friends highly motivated my  students and they loved exploring the village. the graphics are wonderful.

    Vicki Wilson
    Year 2 EAL teacher and EAL Team Leader, YCIS HK Primary
  • A student arriving from overseas being 18 years old and having limited oral skills and no reading or writing. He really felt pleased being able to use the Learning Village for self-study,  without feeling conscious in front of the others in the class.

    Shirley Rowe
    Head of Department, ESOL, New Plymouth Boys High, New Zealand
  • The Learning Village has proved to be a good intervention programme for our EAL children and SEN. The children are very enthusiastic about using it, and are becoming more independent. We use it as an intervention throughout assembly in the morning and in some afternoons, when some of the learning is irrelevant to them and they would benefit from that more. It is clear that the children are making progress...

    Sam Mobbs, Class Teacher
    Oasis Watermead Academy, UK
  • I see the children relaxed and happy when they are on the Learning Village. I can see that they are proud of their progress and feel a sense of achievement which they can share with others. I think that there are a lot of good EAL ‘games’ available but this is a comprehensive programme that can be integrated into any curriculum.

    Laura Haines
    EAL Coordinator, International School of Milan, Italy
  • A really fantastic resource. We can't wait to start using it with our pupils.
    Ellen Copsey
    Assistant Head Teacher, Willow Bank Primary, UK
  • It is a delight to see a resource that has grown out of good practice in schools.
    Keith Shurlock
    Principal, Grace International School, Bangladesh
  • Thank you so much for this inspiring workshop. I was enthusiastic about it when first trying it but even more so after today!

    Hanneke Blijham
    EAL Teacher, Groningse Schoolvereniging, Netherlands