EAL Resources

  • 10 x Learning Village Passports

    Learning Village passports track coins collected in the Learning Village. You can use your stamper to stamp passports (sold separately), motivating your learners to track progress offline as they proceed with their journey in learning English!

  • 35 (one sheet) Learning Village Stickers

    Use the Learning Village Stickers (35 stickers) to provide special rewards for your learners!

  • Learning Village Pack

    A great motivating kit for Learning Village member schools. The pack includes:

    • 1 Learning Village Stamper with ink pad 
    • 10 Learning Village Passports
    • Learning Village Cards
    • Full Colour Learning Village Map Poster (45cm x 120cm) 
    • Learning Village Stickers 
  • Teaching English as an Additional Language 5-11: A whole school resource file by Caroline Scott

    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.

  • Teaching Children English as an Additional Language: A programme for 7-12 year olds

    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.

  • Language Structure Key Rings

    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:

    • Language of Argument
    • Language of Explanation – maths
    • Language of Comparison
    • Language of Hypothesis
    • Language of Deduction
    • Language of Opinion
    • Language of Description
    • Language of Prediction
    • Language of Evaluation
    • Language of Retelling
    • Language of Explanation
    • Language of Sequencing

    Based on Progression in Langauge Structures by Tower Hamlets, adapted by Across Cultures for use by learners.

  • EAL Word Mat

    These EAL Word Mats are designed to be used in the classroom as a helpful support for constructing sentences. In summary:

    • Word lists on one mat include common words under the following categories: adjectives, verbs (including past tense), adverbs, prepositions, connections, nouns, pronouns and an example way in which to build a sentence.
    • A4, colour, laminated
  • Survival Language key Ring

    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.

  • Welcome Book

    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.

    Topics include:

    All about me
    My friends
    My family
    My changing life
    The food I eat
    My strengths and areas for development
    My feelings
    My questions
    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.

  • Survival Language Poster – A Classroom Instruction Aid

    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 Verb Book

    My Book of Verbs helps learners to learn English verbs in the present and past simple tenses by providing sections on:

    • Writing verbs in the learner’s own language to consolidate understanding.
    • Representing verbs with pictures to bring a visual representation to the meaning.
    • Folding the verbs out of sight in order to help learners remember them.
    • Using the verbs in a sentence to help the learners use the verbs accurately.
    • Regular and irregular verbs to help the learners form easily remembered patterns.
  • Language Learning Poster

    Every person learns a language differently. However, these characteristics show how many learners have been successful. This poster can be used as guide for new language learners to choose language learning strategies to help them be more successful.

    In summary:

    • Poster showing characteristics of a good language learner in questions for learners to ask themselves
    • A2, laminated, colour
  • Remember Book

    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:

    • Special lined sections for writing words and phrases as children learn
    • Special sections for writing words or phrases in topics/themes
    • Includes a list of the top 200 high frequency words
    • Includes a handwriting letter formation chart
    • Includes survival language pictures with English words and phrases and space for writing their language
    • A5, black and white, spiral bound booklet (with space to insert a pencil)
  • Learning Village Cards

    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.

  • Labels for the classroom

    These classroom labels are designed to support beginners to English in the first few weeks. In summary:

    • 28 key classroom vocabulary labels
    • Special lined sections for writing words in the home language
    • A4, colour, restickable (with space to insert mother tongue)
  • Labels for the home

    These labels for the home are designed to support beginners to English in the first few weeks.

    In summary:

    • 44 key home vocabulary labels
    • Special lined sections for writing words in the home language
    • A4, colour, restickable (with space to insert mother tongue)