Online English language lessons for new-to-English learning across the curriculum
Save time by enjoying ready-made resources for new-to-English, tracking progress, and customising lessons to suit your curriculum.
What is the Learning Village?
The Learning Village provides targeted online and offline learning for 6-14 year old English language learners in schools where English is the language of instruction.
It focuses on three strands of learning: Survival Language provides day-to-day vocabulary and language structures to enable, for example, conversing with friends, talking to teachers (beginner to intermediate-level English); Curriculum Content provides academic language that can be aligned to the learners' curriculum of study; Phonics provides the study of letters and sounds and high-frequency words.
- Saves you time by providing ready-made, customised resources
- Increases your capacity to support more learners
- Increases the progress of the learners
- Increases the capacity of the learners to support themselves
- Supports quick English learning
- Strengthens home-school bonds
You're revolutionising my classroom and allowing me to make significant changes / improvements to the lives of these children.
I understand the Village a lot more and how to link it to the curriculum.
This course will fill a gap in the provision we are able to provide to EAL learners at an early stage of English acquisition.
Fantastic resources to support children within the classroom and teacher planning.
The Learning Village is going great. The children absolutely love it and I have to say I’ve been enjoying and learning as I go along. We had a Teaching and Learning Review at our school the other day and I used the Learning Village to demonstrate how we support our EAL pupils. They seemed very impressed and actually spoke to the Local Authority Advisor about how well the Learning Village was being used at our school.
Our pupils have really benefited from their work on the Learning Village! Well done children, keep up the great work!
The Learning Village materials are of an excellent quality with clear language progression. The programme works very well as a teaching tool.
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.
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.
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...
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.
A really fantastic resource. We can't wait to start using it with our pupils.
It is a delight to see a resource that has grown out of good practice in schools.
Thank you so much for this inspiring workshop. I was enthusiastic about it when first trying it but even more so after today!
What are the results?
St John's C of E Primary School, London
EAL Intervention - Extracts from 'Impact of interventions' - Sept 14 to Spring 15 Report
"A Teaching Assistant delivers a programme devised by Caroline Scott (Teaching English as an Additional Langauge 5-11, a programme to support acquisition of English) four times weekly for 30 mins plus the children have access to the online Learning Village at home... Both children have made outstanding progress over the last 2 terms."
Year 5 child - reading APS points on entry
From 1c-2a in two terms making 10 points progress.
Year 4 child - reading APS points on entry
From S2-2a in two terms making 12 points progress.
Wood End Academy, London
Results of two learners using the Learning village alongside Teaching English as an Additional Langauge 5-11 by Caroline Scott.
Year 5 child - reading age
On arrival5 years, 5 months
After 3 months9 years, 1 month
From 5 years 5 months - 9 years 1 months in a 3 month period making 3 years 8 months progress.
Year 6 child - reading age
On arrival5 years, 5 months
After 5 months8 years, 9 months
From 5 years 5 months - 8 years 9 months in a 5 month period making 3 years 4 months progress.