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Resources and articles to support teaching English to primary and secondary EAL learners from NALDIC – the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum

Why get EAL learners to write in their first language if I can’t read and understand it?  On this page you can find a podcast from NALDIC which discusses this question.

Aberdeen-EAL-simplified-resources.docx (103 downloads)  – a list of adapted resources available on request from Aberdeen City EAL Service.  Contact us for more information.

The following resources included simplified versions of commonly used English texts and other resources for use with EAL pupils.  Most of them come from the Bell Foundation  EAL NEXUS website which provides some excellent resources and ideas for working with EAL pupils.

Resources adapted for EAL and  shared on TES (free)

Bristol Secondary Schools EAL Induction Pack – an excellent pack including an EAL curriculum pack containing some resources for use in the English classroom.

Resources from the Trinity Immigration Initiative  to support the teaching and learning of EAL pupils in the mainstream English classroom.  These are designed for the Irish Education System, but many of the topics may well be useful in the Scottish Education System.

English Topic – Improving writing and debating skills (Black & White)

pdf symbol English Topic – Improving writing and debating skills (Colour version)

pdf symbol English Topic – Ways to improve reading skills (Black & White)

pdf symbol English Topic – Ways to improve reading skills (Colour version)

pdf symbol English Topic – The study of fiction and short stories (Black & White)

pdf symbol English Topic – The study of fiction and short stories (Colour version)

pdf symbol English Topic – The study of fiction and novels (Black & White)

pdf symbol English Topic – The study of fiction and novels (Colour version)

pdf symbol English Topic – The study of poetry (Black & White)

pdf symbol English Topic – The study of poetry (Colour version)

pdf symbol English Topic – Introduction to Drama (Black & White)

pdf symbol English Topic – Introduction to Drama (Colour version)

pdf symbol English Topic – Introduction to newspapers and advertising (Black & White)

pdf symbol English Topic – Introduction to newspapers and advertising (Colour version)

pdf symbol English Topic – Improving library skills (Black & White)

English Topic – Paper 1 Composition

pdf symbol English Topic – Paper 1 Comprehension

pdf symbol English Topic – Paper 2 Comparative Texts

pdf symbol English Topic – Paper 2 Poetry

pdf symbol English Topic – Paper 2 Study of a Single Text

World Stories is a collection of short stories including traditional tales and new short stories from around the world both in English and other languages.   It has audio files.There is also a teachers’ section which show the grammar and vocabulary contained in the stories.  There are also ideas for lesson plans .  Languages available are:

AkanAlbanian,  ArabicBengaliCantoneseDanishEnglishFilipinoFrenchGermanGreekGujaratiHindiJavaneseKannadaKoreanMandarinPashtoPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiSomaliSpanishTamilTurkishUrduWelshYorubaZulu

Language Features and Factsheets –    These factsheets give information about many different languages e.g.” the number of letters in the alphabet,and common language mistakes from the Home Language which some pupils transfer when speaking, listening, reading and writing English.    They include the main grammatical structures that often present difficulty and ideas on how to correct them.”  Produced by Education Support for Northern Ireland

Resources for Polish pupils (Compiled by Moray EAL Service)

Polish Resources from Wokingham Borough Council

application/msword English Adjectives (364KB) 26/02/2013 Download
application/msword English Embedded Clause (37KB) 26/02/2013 Download
application/msword English Myths and Legends (861KB) 26/02/2013 Download
application/msword English Myths Legends Vocabulary (39KB) 26/02/2013 Download
application/msword English Oliver Twist Fagin’s Characteristics (245KB) 26/02/2013 Download
application/msword English Oliver Twist Vocabulary (835KB) 26/02/2013 Download
application/msword English Poetic terms (42KB) 26/02/2013 Download
application/msword English Polish Glossary (490KB) 26/02/2013 Download
application/pdf English Polish Maths Dictionary Yr 5 (55KB) 05/05/2015 Download
application/msword English Punctuation Marks (30KB) 26/02/2013 Download
application/msword English Romeo and Juliet Describing Characters (51KB) 26/02/2013 Download
application/msword English The Glossary of Literary terms Poetic terms (94KB) 26/02/2013 Download
application/msword English The Loch Ness Monster (616KB) 26/02/2013 Download
application/msword English Top 10 Mythical Creatures (177KB) 26/02/2013 Download

Hungarian-English list of connectives for improving writing in English from Highland EAL Service

Arabic Resources from Wokingham Borough Council

   
application/pdf English – Character Features (84KB) 27/01/2014 Download
application/pdf English – Conjunctions – Connectives (245KB) 18/11/2014 Download
application/pdf English – Features of Instructions (352KB) 27/01/2014 Download
application/pdf English – Irregular Verbs – Infinitive, Present & Past Tense (38KB) 18/11/2014 Download
application/pdf English – Key Words Used in Poetry (104KB) 27/01/2014 Download
application/pdf English – List of Dual Language Verbs (314KB) 18/11/2014 Download
application/pdf English – Literary and grammatical terms – Arabic (79KB) 07/08/2013 Download
application/vnd.ms-powerpoint English – Opposites (2.58MB) 27/01/2014 Download
application/pdf English – Personal & Possessive Pronouns & Adjectives (372KB) 27/01/2014 Download
application/pdf English – Persuasive Writing (84KB) 27/01/2014 Download
application/pdf English – Some Commonly Used Adjectives and Adverbs – Arabic (108KB) 07/08/2013 Download
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application/pdf English – Biographies and Autobiographies (350KB) 27/01/2014 Download
application/pdf English – Vocabulary related to Information Books (69KB) 27/01/2014 Download

 

The Language of Exams – resources produced by the Trinity Immigration Initiative to help prepare EAL pupils for exams in a variety of subjects.

iPad apps

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/icardsort/id384552728?mt=8  – visual organization of ideas

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/grammar-app-hd-by-tap-to-learn/id379790077?mt=8   – grammar

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/of-mice-and-men-study-notes/id375038079?mt=8  – Of Mice and Men

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/idiom-in-use-advanced-english/id465102216?mt=8  – idioms

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/english-idioms-illustrated/id413057971?mt=8  – idioms illustrated

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/personal-statement-app/id551677837?mt=8  – personal statement writing

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