Teacher guidance

22nd January 2019

How do I pilot an edtech learning tool? A tool for linking to whole-class teaching

Author: Sarah Jones Introduction Lea Forest, my school in Birmingham, has been using the Learning Village for over three years. It has proved a highly effective learning […]
28th February 2019

A pathway for induction-to-English

Author: Caroline Scott In cases where you have an absolute beginner to English, an induction-to-English is supportive. Yes, we need to be differentiating for the curriculum content […]
21st March 2019

Try your own ‘Introduce Me’ activity

Author: Stuart Scott This ‘Introduce Me’ activity is a fun and rewarding way to introduce a new topic, while developing language skills. It’s ideally suited to […]
13th May 2019
Subject Specific

Is Maths really a universal language for EAL learners?

Author: Yasmin Malik, Senior Education Consultant Maths is often a subject that is not given the same priority as others when it comes to the teaching […]
5th June 2019

An Edtech Pilot – using the Sentence Analyser

Author: Sarah Jones, EAL Co-ordinator   Picking up where we left off! The Sentence Analyser was piloted by the children and staff in the EAL Hub […]
4th July 2019
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Communication through images

Author: Anita Bamberger When considering the Chinese language, the Chinese proverb ‘a picture paints a thousand words’ is apposite. Chinese is a complex language of symbols, […]
3rd September 2019

Designing a supportive EAL resource

Authors: Caroline Scott, Yzanne Mackay “Scaffolding is the process a teacher uses to model or demonstrate how to solve a problem (in the case of language […]
25th September 2019

Home-school Partnerships: Ideas to engage newly arrived parents

Author: Yzanne Mackay “Parental involvement is invaluable for any new arrival in transition. The learner’s family may be the only group of people who truly understand […]
19th November 2019

The amazing journey of sixteen six-year-old EAL new arrivals entering the mainstream

Author: Sarah Jones In September 2015, Lea Forest Academy took on an additional class of 16 Year 2 newly arrived EAL children. Eight of these children […]
10th December 2019
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Using musical activities to support language development

Author: Dr. Anne Margaret Smith There are many similarities between music and language, in the way they are organised, processed and produced. Music therefore has enormous […]
7th January 2020
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Teaching a series of EAL Healthy Eating sessions

Author: Yzanne Mackay New Year is a time to take stock – and often to think about making changes. One of the most common New Year’s […]
28th January 2020
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What are you doing for International Mother Language Day (IMLD)?

Author: Sarah Jones International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a worldwide observance celebrated annually on 21st February. It promotes awareness of cultural and linguistic diversity and […]
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