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A day in the life of an EAL Teacher

EnquireMany of you may be aware of Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. They are managed by Children in Scotland and funded by the Scottish Government.  On their fantastic website, they have a regular “Day in the Life” feature, where they invite various professionals to share a typical day in their role supporting children and young people with additional support needs and/or educational establishments, parents and carers.

Recently, our very own Sarah Neary shared a day in the life of an EAL teacher.

Please read her story here.

Posted in English as an Additional Language (EAL)

New teaching resource on the European refugee crisis

UNICEFUnicef have published a new resource on the refugee crisis in Europe.
The full resource can be found here, and includes PowerPoint presentations for primary and secondary settings.  The resource seeks to help teachers explore this important and complex subject with children and young people within a children’s rights framework.
 
You can also download a resource pack and a factsheet for children.
 
Posted in English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Mother Tongue Other Tongue Competition

Mother Tongue Other Tongue CompetitionYou might be interested in this UK-wide competition which is being run by the Poetry Translation Centre in Greater London. Mother Tongue Other Tongue invites schoolchildren from ages 8 to 18 to write an English commentary on a poem from their first language or, if they prefer, to write a poem in a language other than English. Winners will be invited to an award ceremony and their work will be published on the PTC website.

The deadline for entries is Friday 22nd July. Full details of the competition can be found on the Poetry Translation Centre website.