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A great motivating kit for Learning Village member schools. The pack includes:
English as an Additional Language 5–11 is designed to support every 5–11 year old child new to the English language who is beginning their education in an English speaking mainstream curriculum. It provides teachers with the tools needed to support young learners’ survival language needs and help them achieve a smooth transition into their new learning environment.
This is a practical, easy to follow programme, complete with resources, for teachers with tight time constraints to help children learn English as an additional language. This book offers practical answers to help new students move into English quickly.
12 x key rings, each with a different language focussed sentence starter. Designed to be used by learners to promote the use of specific language structures to support writing different text types e.g. a recount would require the langauge of retelling or a persuasive text would require the langauge of argument. Key rings include:
Based on Progression in Langauge Structures by Tower Hamlets, adapted by Communication Across Cultures for use by learners.
These EAL Word Mats are designed to be used in the classroom as a helpful support for constructing sentences. In summary:
Especially designed to be a useful tool for children to communicate easily with teachers or peers in the very early days of a child with limited English arriving in an English speaking school. Children only need this kind of tool for the first week or two while they learning the survival language.
This Across Cultures Welcome Booklet provides the learner with activities for support them with transitioning to their new culture. All transition topics include opportunities to communicate about themselves in English and their language.
All about me
My changing life
The food I eat
My strengths and areas for development
Useful English word and phrases and my new word.
This booklet could be used in conjunction with mentor induction sessions. All pages have drawings to support meaning. Drawings have been designed in a fun cartoon format that can be coloured-in by a new arrival to promote ownership of the booklet information or coloured in with a buddy to support friendship building.
Posters designed to help teachers give clear instructions to newly arrived children with little or no English. Teachers – Simply place this poster in a place you usually stand or sit to give classroom instructions. Point to the picture as you say the instruction. For most effective use, either you, a mentor, parent or peer can pre-teach these classroom instructions using the poster focusing on meaning of the visuals rather than remembering each statement. When you use the poster in class these instructions will then be reinforced and understood more quickly and easily.
My Book of Verbs helps learners to learn English verbs in the present and past simple tenses by providing sections on:
In summary, this useful book is designed to support beginners to English in the first few weeks. It is an essential book for helping children supporting learning survival language. In summary:
Play common card games using all the Learning Village content and never have to print a set of flashcards again!
You can use these cards to play common games like snap, pairs or fish to help learners remember new vocabulary and language structures.
These classroom labels are designed to support beginners to English in the first few weeks. In summary:
These labels for the home are designed to support beginners to English in the first few weeks.