What do you teach EAL new arrivals with limited English?

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What do you teach EAL new arrivals with limited English?

If you have EAL new arrivals in your school with limited English you need a scheme of work in English that supports learners with language learning alongside the curriculum content you are delivering in order to ensure young learners are understanding the basics of language needed for success. Learning can be split into two parts: 1. Survival language otherwise known as BICS (Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills) 2. The language needed for success in academic studies. This is known as CALP (Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency). Cummins (various) The attached scheme of work for providing learners with the survival language they need for later success with academic language. They are split into sessions. Often, it takes a huge amount of time to prepare resources to support learners with the survival language alongside the academic language they need to access the demands of the curriculum. Communication Across Cultures is currently offering a variety of free flashcard games and free flashcards that go with each session to help busy teachers cater for new arrivals successfully. A language scheme of work to support intermediate learners is coming soon along with support with new arrivals accessing more academic language for the early days. We hope you find them helpful! Caroline Scott Author of Teaching English as an Additional Language 5-11: A Whole School Resources and Teaching Children English as an Additional Language 7-11
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