- Classroom Furniture Labels (405 downloads)
- Colours flashcards (246 downloads)
- Number Fans (203 downloads)
- Maths Challenge Cards: English-Polish (176 downloads)
English Letter Sounds – audio files from Jolly Phonics and Highland EAL Service
Dicts.info is a free dictionary project which offers a number of resources including:
- Basic vocabulary -Basic vocabulary of about 2000 basic meanings organized into topics and translated into many languages .
- Bilingual dictionaries – Dictionaries are grouped by language.
- Picture dictionary – Contains more than 2500 illustrations with translations in more than 50 languages.
- Flashcards for basic vocabulary
- Vocabulary trainer
A simple game that allows pupils to test their knowledge and learn new words.
- Many other resources also available
Maths Dictionary – animated, interactive Maths dictionary – explains over 600 common mathematical terms.
AAA Math – American website with interactive resources
Longman Photo dictionary 3rd Edition by Pearson Education Ltd
The Usborne Book of Everyday Words
Macmillan Children’s Dictionary by Carolyn Barraclough
Visual Bilingual Dictionary by Dorling Kindersley
My Bilingual Talking Dictionary by Mantra Lingua
The New Oxford Picture Dictionary by Oxford University Press
Mini Picture Dictionary for younger pupils by Milet
Bilingual Visual Dictionary by Dorling Kindersley
Photo cards by www.smartkids.co.uk ( lots of excellent practical materials/games you can order from here)
Smart – talk machine – available for loan from EAL Service
Useful documents and websites
Learning in 2+ Languages http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk
Languages for Life http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk
Naldic www.naldic.org.uk provides recent publications/research papers/resources/guidance/links
Diversity Toolkit – Nursery/Primary support materials and guidelines
Common word mats e.g www.communication4all.co.uk
Resources to use in the classroom
ACTIVE LITERACY EAL WORD MATS – available on EAL Website
A4 double sided word mat focusing on:- Colours/Days of week/Months/Alphabet/Seasons e.g. found on www.communication4all.co.uk
Communication fans – www.sparklebox.co.uk
Consider using concrete items for lessons e.g Creative Writing Tubs – available from Smartkids Catalogue
Dual Language Story books e.g. contact www.mantralingua.com(These are available on loan from EAL Service and CRIS 859722)
These can be purchased by individual schools and copies can be requested from the EAL Service for specific pupils.
First Resort – worksheets and activities for beginner pupils of English by Rosemary Picking and Margaret Prudden
First Resort EXTRA – further worksheets and activities for beginner pupils of English by Rosemary Picking and Margaret Prudden
“All about me” Packs in different languages available to buy from Mantra Lingua.
Key word packs by Lottie Kent -Publisher Hopscotch (4 Topics:- Shops and Shopping, At School, At Home, Out and About)
Single Sentences Pack – can be supplied by EAL Teacher
Writing Sentences Pack 1 – can be supplied by EAL Teacher
English as an Additional Language Excellent Education. Vocabulary packs can be bought from:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Signs to promote inclusion
Dual Language Signs for the classroom and around the school e.g. www.schoolslinks.co.uk/
Top websites – look on GLOW at English as an Additional Language site found under GROUPS
Edinburgh EAL Service website contact details:-
Aberdeen EAL Service Website will be available soon. You can access various resources e.g. download a “Welcome to Our School” pack which can be personalised for your school.
Check EventBrite for the latest CPD Courses from the EAL Service.
ICT programmes possibly available on your school computer
J2 Easy (free on GLOW)
Clicker 6 (Writing) and you can also purchase an additional EAL Package called New to English
Education City – great for Maths and also has an EAL section which can be purchased by the school (EAL package optional extra)
Free i-pad Apps
Remember you can use your i-pad without any apps to take photos and record short videos with sound. Previous examples can be found at www.readingbus.co.uk
Big Cats Books by Collins – short animated interactive stories and it also provides a section where the pupil can create their own story.
Doo-doo lite – package suitable to reinforce handwriting
Shadow puppet – package which enables pupils to take photos and to record an appropriate commentary.
Puppet pals – characters and settings which can be manipulated by pupils to create a short scene.
TwinklLITE – literacy app covering phonics/ common words
Spelling 1 – covers cvc words
iTranslate – translation site
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/proloquo2go/id308368164? – alternative communication – might be useful
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/grid-player/id456278671?mt=8 – pronunciation of written sentences
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ipicto-lite/id427791772?mt=8 – iPicto – for beginners?