EAL Student Resources

Resources for Students with English as an additional language (EAL)

We wish to share a short, easy to understand guide with parents of students who use English as an Additional Language.  The leaflet is available in the 11 most commonly used first languages in UK schools and is designed to help parents to get involved in school life and to help their child to learn. Please click the link below and then download the language you require it in.

https://bell-foundation.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=402fcb486e46d386cd4b6e463&id=3c4c7096b0&e=a14c6eb2f0

 

We also wanted to make the below EAL resources available to you to assist with your home learning:

  • Firstly, this simple illustrated explanation of Covid-19 is available in lots of languages https://www.mindheart.co/descargables
  • NALDIC EAL Journal - now posting regular (daily?) short blogs with EAL ideas: https://ealjournal.org/ . You can also subscribe to get each update directly.

  • MantraLingua - for free access to MantraLingua's online Kitabu bilingual book library. To access this library of books, please visit the website ‘read.mantralingua.com’ and paste the following access code 4599813112289105.

Clicking the arrow will prompt you to set up an account. Your username will be your email address and you can set your own minimum-8 character password.

Once done so, you will have access to the books for use via any web browser or through a dedicated app for Android and Apple devices.

  • These two EAL sites have put together resources for EAL students to use at home.

EAL hub is producing a weekly home learning pack, the first of which is free.

https://www.ealhub.co.uk/home-learning-area/

Flash academy has also put together packs. Follow this link and scroll down to the free home learning packs: https://flashacademy.com/homelearning

https://www.rosettastone.co.uk/lp/freeforkids/#

This link allows users to set up an account for their child, free of charge for the next 3 months. They need an email address and to choose a password. Once set up they can access 40 hours of English lessons split into 20 units each with 4 x 30-minute lessons, covering topics like Language Basics, Greetings and Introductions, Work and School, Shopping etc. Ideally users need a microphone enabled on their laptop as this way you can practise pronunciation, however it isn’t essential as you can turn that option off.

There is no age requirement for Rosetta Stone but I think it would be best for pupils who have a beginners level of reading. There is also an app available for free which you can use on a phone to log into your account once you have set it up on line.

This is a site within Oxford University Press' website for young learners with lots of videos, songs, animations and fairy tales on topics such as Seasons, Shapes, Animals and lots more. These are aimed at EAL children using CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), teaching subjects such as science, history and geography to students through a foreign language.

 

This looks good for older learners with some basic English or someone to help them (or an activity where an older sibling reads out the question to a younger sibling). The reading, vocabulary and listening activities work well.

 

 

Also, some websites with games to practise literacy/numeracy:

 

http://www.mathematicshed.com/

 

https://www.spellingcity.com/spelling-games-vocabulary-games.html

 

http://www.eslgamesworld.com

 

https://www.freddiesville.com

Any questions or support you need please contact Mrs Chester by email – schester@boltonstcatherinesacademy.org.uk