Category Archives: English as an Additional Language (EAL)

A day in the life of an EAL Teacher

Many 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” … Continue reading

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How to make EAL pupils feel safer post-EU referendum

Many practitioners will be mindful of the  effect of the EU referendum result on bilingual and minority ethnic learners, especially those from EU countries. You may want to read this article from the SchoolsWeek website and share with your colleagues.

Posted in English as an Additional Language (EAL), Equalities

Bilingualism Matters event

On Tuesday 31st May at 6pm the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile will be hosting a Bilingualism Matters event.  It is completely free and is aimed at the parents and teachers of bilingual families. Click here to find … Continue reading

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New teaching resource on the European refugee crisis

Unicef 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 … Continue reading

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Mother Tongue Other Tongue Competition

You 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 … Continue reading

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