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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

Aberdeen-EAL-simplified-resources.docx (800 downloads)  – a list of adapted resources available on request from Aberdeen City EAL Service.  Contact us for more information.

Transfer Errors    Different languages say or write phrases in different ways.  This resource comes from Wigan and will highlight some of these Language Transfer Errors      Download

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.

VOCABULARY and Grammar    Woodward English is a site that helps students improve  Grammar and Vocabulary.

READworks  Readworks is a nonprofit website with the mission to support the growth of successful, joyful readers. It has a large, high quality library of nonfiction and fiction passages , along with reading comprehension and vocabulary supports, text-dependent question sets, teacher guidance, and more! Readworks can be linked up to  Google Classroom and you can drop resources directly into your Google Classroom for students to complete.

Aberdeen EAL  Service   Secondary Home Learning pages.    Elsewhere on this website, there is a section on home learning for Secondary EAL students.   You can navigate to  by clicking  this link SECONDARY HOME LEARNING  or navigating via our HOME page.

TRANSLATION TOOLS

The following sites are free, online tools that can help you work with PDF, DocX, PPT  (and many more )files.   You can edit files, translate files into other languages and much more.   (One point to note: if working with a MS Word Document save it to the latest DOCX format.)

Site 1     DeftPDF    (limited for Arabic,  also if your file is very long  ( after about 10,000 characters) they start charging you per character    but great for most sheets, resources, small booklets) ) 

Site 2    ONLINE TRANSLATE

OTHER RESOURCES AND DOWNLOADS:

TWINKL  Twinkl is a subscription website (Aberdeen EAL Service has a subscription).  It has many resources for all level of abilities from  Primary 1 to Secondary 4  in many languages.   If you want a resource on a particular topic, please speak to the EAL teacher attached to your school.  They will be able to help you.

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.

TES   Resources      TES Resources, many of which have been adapted for EAL, can be downloaded.  Whilst many are free, a number now charge a small fee.  It is worth having a look at the site and seeing if any are useful for your needs.

Here are some of the more popular downloads:

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

Resources for Polish pupils    ( Highland EAL Service)

SUPPORTING SECONDARY ENGLISH  POLISH   

SUPPORTING SECONDARY ENGLISH HUNGARIAN   

SUPPORTING SECONDARY ENGLISH POETRY ARABIC     

SUPPORTING SECONDARY ENGLISH GRAMMAR PORTUGUESE

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/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

 

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
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.

 

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