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EAL Teaching Newsletter Articles

9th February 2017

Why not try some new ideas to inspire story-telling with your EAL learners?

Author: Gemma Fanning, EAL Specialist ‘Stories and storytelling are fundamental to the human experience.’ Nunan (2012). Stories help our learners to understand their world and to […]
5th January 2017

How do I support EAL learners with mathematical language?

Author: Gemma Fanning, EAL Specialist The language of Maths is often considered a language of its own, and this can sometimes be a difficulty for EAL students […]
11th December 2016

What useful holiday homework can I set my intermediate EAL Learners?

Author: Anita Bamberger, EAL Specialist Holidays and homework seem incongruous especially for the EAL students who need to concentrate extra hard in order to understand curriculum content. […]

Communication Across Cultures News

25th February 2017

‘EAL Teaching through the Learning Village’ – Implementation course, Birmingham 28th March

Next course: Tuesday 28th March 2017 Lea forest Academy, Hurstcroft Rd, Birmingham B33 9RB This 1-day course provides targeted online and offline EAL learning for 6-14 […]
25th February 2017

‘EAL Teaching through the Learning Village’ – Implementation course, Worcester 5th April

Next course: Wednesday 5th April 2017 Worcester This 1-day course provides targeted online and offline EAL learning for 6-14 year old English language learners in schools […]
25th February 2017

‘EAL Teaching through the Learning Village’ – Implementation course, London 18th May

Next course: Thursday 18th May 2017 Coventry University London, University House, 109-117 Middlesex Street, London E1 7JF This 1-day course provides targeted online and offline EAL […]

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