101 EAL Conversation Cards
This is a Q & A training resource for teachers and support staff working with pupils learning English as an additional language (EAL) and those with a Traveller (GTRSB) heritage across all school phases. The cards cover typical scenarios that crop up in schools with suggested solutions. The associated online version contains a duplicate searchable set of cards as well as links and references.
Managers in schools can use these cards as a single point of reference to improve their knowledge about EAL and Traveller issues. They are also perfect for whole staff training sessions, especially when used in conjunction with the online version.
A pack of 101 cards and one login for the online version costs £45 + VAT
You can access a sampler of the printed pack and the online version below.
EAL E Learning
The Hampshire EMTAS EAL E Learning is a set of high-quality, cross-phase, interactive online training units based around catering for the needs of EAL learners.This resource is aimed at Governors, Inclusion managers, Teachers and TAs/LSAs. It has particular relevance for NQTs and trainee teachers.
The E Learning consists of an expanding number of different units:
- Introduction to working with EAL learners
- Core principles
- Working with parents and the community
- The SEND:EAL interface
- Teaching and Learning 1
- Bilingual Conferencing
- First Language Assessment
- Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children
- Culturally Inclusive School
- Role of EAL Co-ordinator
There are a range of ways to purchase this E learning. There are options for Universities, Training Centres, Schools, Local Authorties and EAL consultants.
Contact Chris Pim for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Interpreter Scheme
The scheme offers training for learners aged 5-16 to develop the skills needed to help new arrivals with English as an Additional Language.
Trained Young Interpreters help newly-arrived pupils feel welcome and settled in their new school environment. The scheme also develops the confidence, communication and leadership skills of the Young Interpreters. For schools it’s a way of valuing multilingualism whilst acknowledging and celebrating the skills of their learners.
Young Interpreters can be speakers of English only or speakers of other languages. Together they use a range of inventive ideas modelled during their training to communicate with their new classmates.
For details of the scheme, visit our dedicated Young Interpreter page on Moodle.
This is an award-winning initiative. Read all about it in the Guardian.
EAL and Traveller Excellence Awards
These Excellence Awards aim to give schools a self-evaluation framework to establish current practice within a range of different fields. Completed online, the results are electronically sent to the local authority in order to trigger a quality assurance visit from a specialist teacher adviser.
Schools need to be registered to use these tools.
Costs: Free to Hampshire local authority maintained schools and £200 for academies and schools outside Hampshire LA.