Teacher guidance blog

21st December 2013
Do you have a large number of EAL learners aged 3-4?

Do you have a large number of EAL learners aged 3-4?

As a Head of Early Years in an international school following the EYFS and IPC curriculums it has always been important to ensure that the teaching […]
20th December 2013
The story of my Life is who I am

The story of my Life is who I am

Coreen Sears gives us an insight into her thoughts… ‘The story of my life is who I am’ When Caroline asked me to write something about […]
14th December 2013
Free EAL advice and downloads!

Free EAL advice and downloads!

Coming in the New Year… a series of articles with free downloadable teaching tools and resources! They will be written and produced by Jessica Tweedie. Jessica […]
14th December 2013
What do you teach EAL new arrivals with limited English?

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 that supports them with language learning, alongside the […]
24th November 2013
The Noun Project: interview with the creators of massive icon library

The Noun Project: interview with the creators of massive icon library

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23rd November 2013
This animated history of the English language is wonderful

This animated history of the English language is wonderful

//boingboing.net/2013/11/14/animated-history-of-the-englis.html Video:
23rd November 2013
Five Best Language Learning Tools

Five Best Language Learning Tools

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13th January 2014
A Recipe for a Successful Start for New Arrivals in School (Part 1) - Free Empathy Cards Attached!

A Recipe for a Successful Start for New Arrivals in School (Part 1) – Free Empathy Cards Attached!

It is Friday morning; the Head teacher comes to tell you that on Monday morning you will have a new student arriving who does not speak […]
21st January 2014
One Secondary School's Approach to New Arrivals

One Secondary School’s Approach to New Arrivals

I watched this clip recently and certain elements stood out: Collaborative planning which supported pre teaching EAL learners The use of mentors and a special room […]
2nd February 2014
Ever wished you could translate print to the language of your choice instantly?

Ever wished you could translate print to the language of your choice instantly?

Instantly translate printed words using an app! Check this: Word Lens
7th February 2014
Welcoming New EAL Arrivals - Free Welcome Booklet

Welcoming New EAL Arrivals – Free Welcome Booklet

Cross Cultural Understanding for New to English Students – The First Steps (Part 2) EAL students are often placed in the situation that the tools they […]
12th February 2014
Teachers TV: Engaging Pupils Learning EAL

Teachers TV: Engaging Pupils Learning EAL

A few useful tips on supporting  new arrivals, note the induction and the need for both withdrawal and in class learning. Video:
16th February 2014
I am going to work in a school with a high number of EAL learners. What are some key elements I need to consider?

I am going to work in a school with a high number of EAL learners. What are some key elements I need to consider?

It’s hard to even start to highlight the challenges of teaching EAL students in such a short article but there are a few key areas to […]
16th February 2014
New to English Arrivals Procedure

New to English Arrivals Procedure

Here’s a summary (the bare bones) of a procedure that gives you first steps to accomodating for new EAL arrivals. This is for those of you […]
23rd February 2014
Uk Info: Can new EAL arrivals be exempt from SATS?

Uk Info: Can new EAL arrivals be exempt from SATS?

Key Stage 2 Assessment and Reporting Arrangements 2014 states: “4.9.4 How children’s test and teacher assessment results are used in the performance tables All children who have […]
24th February 2014
Can we help students to be better language learners?

Can we help students to be better language learners?

Helping our students to be better language learners How can the new to English language learners and their teachers work together to provide a successful language […]
3rd March 2014
Teresa McNally, a Year 3 teacher from Tower Hamlets, London, tells us about her experience with a new EAL arrival

Teresa McNally, a Year 3 teacher from Tower Hamlets, London, tells us about her experience with a new EAL arrival

Teresa has worked at St John’s C of E for over 2 years. She differentiates for all ability levels but, up to now, she has never […]
30th March 2014
Ten things that you can discuss in class about another country if a child in your care is about to travel

Ten things that you can discuss in class about another country if a child in your care is about to travel

Have a look at these tips on culture change: //www.globalkidsoz.com.au/_things_to_discuss_about_another_country.php Also see an array of multicultural resources on this site as well as a few other […]
21st April 2014
Should learners use their mother tongue in the classroom?

Should learners use their mother tongue in the classroom?

The use of the children’s home language is another extremely important element of learning a language. Cummins highlighted that: “bilingualism has positive effects on children’s linguistic […]
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