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EAL Teaching Newsletter Articles

14th March 2017

How do I support EAL Learners with Scientific Language?

Gemma Fanning – EAL Specialist In Science, EAL learners need to understand scientific language, both written and oral, as well as to work with the command […]
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 […]

Communication Across Cultures News

1st April 2017

‘Supporting English Language Learners’ EAL Conference

Birmingham – May 15th 2017 CPD for EAL Leaders in schools – Keynote speech from the lead Ofsted inspector for EAL, followed by a number of […]
21st March 2017

Do you need to know if EAL new arrivals in the UK should sit KS2 SATS?

5.5 Pupils with English as an additional language Pupils with EAL must be registered for the KS2 tests even if there is a valid reason why […]
15th March 2017

Support EAL/ESL learners in your IPC units – Webinar

We are pleased to invite you to join our live webinar! Planning to support EAL/ESL learners in your IPC units Do you have students with low-level […]

Benefit from EAL teaching through the Learning Village

  • Our pupils have really benefited from their work on the Learning Village! Well done children, keep up the great work!

    Roxbourne Primary
  • 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