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27th June 2014

One effective method of instigating rapid improvement in speaking, listening, reading and writing

This language learning strategy provides a very powerful platform for rapid progress using a multi-sensory approach: 1. Teach the new language. Ideally, a popular phrase where […]
5th June 2014

What provision do you offer for your new arrivals?

New to English can be supported in many different ways. Here’s one school’s approach: Assessment All learning is based on assessment. Children arrive and sit a […]
5th June 2014

How do you plan successfully for EAL learners? Free planning template

Everyone is talking about differentiation for EAL in whole class teaching, but how do we actually approach it consistently and effectively? At Across Cultures we have […]
22nd May 2014

Intermediate Language Learning Objectives alongside Curriculum Content Learning Objectives

Are your new arrivals now intermediate language learners? The last two Across Cultures books focused on the beginners language learning needs in vocabulary and grammar (presented […]
17th May 2014

Do you know how to create a School Language Profile?

A School Language Profile is an invaluable tool! In the previous article we looked at the thorny issue of EAL learners with specific learning differences (SpLD). […]
5th May 2014

Assessing EAL students for Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

What tools are there if you have a sixth sense that something is not quite right? At what point does a teacher start to question whether […]
21st April 2014

How do we help young learners in mainstream schools to become bilingual?

In schools where English is the language of instruction, we welcome new arrivals with limited English – and step by step, they become skilled in speaking […]
21st April 2014

Dual language texts

Is it important for young English language learners to read dual language text? It can be helpful for learners to read texts in both languages. It […]
21st April 2014

Should learners use their mother tongue in the classroom?

The use of children’s home language is another extremely important element of learning a language. Cummins highlighted that: “bilingualism has positive effects on children’s linguistic and […]
30th March 2014

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 […]
3rd March 2014

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 […]
24th February 2014

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 […]
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