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EAL Teaching Newsletter Articles

5th January 2017
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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
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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. […]
2nd November 2016
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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 […]

Communication Across Cultures News

16th January 2017
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Introduction to ‘EAL Teaching through the Learning Village’ workshop

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 9am – 3pm CEME Conference Centre, Marsh Way, Rainham RM13 8EU Caroline Scott, Author & Director at Communication Across Cultures will be […]
1st January 2017
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EAL data collection dates (England)

Schools in England & Wales will be expected to submit proficiency codes for EAL children in the census on the following dates (2016-2017): Autumn census – […]
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 […]

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