1st Edition

An English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme Learning Through Images for 7–14-Year-Olds

By Caroline Scott Copyright 2020
    192 Pages 453 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    192 Pages 453 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    You enjoy teaching and, like every other teacher, you want the best for every learner. Recently, you have found a steady stream of learners coming to your school with little or no English. You aren’t really sure how to provide the best possible education for them, when they are struggling to understand the English in your already differentiated lessons.

    This book provides you with a programme for use as an induction-to-English, complete with integral assessment. It provides guidance on how to bridge the gap between these learners and their peers. It is suitable for learners of any language background (including those not literate in their home language) due to the focus on learning through images. It also includes suggestions on how to include parents who are new to English and ideas on family learning. You’ll find an EAL framework to provide structure to your EAL provision across the school, as well as guidance on how to approach class teaching.

    Developed from good practice in schools and informed by research, this programme is designed to move learners into English quickly. It uses a visual, structured approach that works alongside immersion in the mainstream.



    1 An introduction to teaching children English as an additional language (EAL)

    The benefits of the programme

    2 An introduction to the programme

    How it works – in theory

    How it works – in practice (including assessment)

    Guidance on planning and teaching the programme

    Creating a successful lesson

    Non-literate learners

    3 The programme

    The programme overview

    Induction session contents

    Induction session details and resources

    Session 1: Making Friends

    Session 2: Counting 1-20

    Session 3: Colours & the classroom

    Session 4: Classroom vocabulary and a/an

    Session 5: What’s that in English?

    Session 6: His, hers, yours, my

    Session 7: Numbers 20-50

    Session 8: Likes and dislikes

    Session 9: Subject +verb +object

    Session 10: Animals and plurals

    Session 11: This, that, these, those

    Session 12: Imperatives

    Session 13: Immediate family and have got/has got

    Session 14: Extended family and possessives

    Session 15: Description and had got/have got

    Session 16: Sports and Do you like… yes, I do/ No, I don’t

    Session 17: Can/ can’t for ability

    Session 18: Ordinal numbers

    Session 19: Hobbies

    Session 20: Have you got …?

    Session 21: Classifiers

    Session 22: How much/ How many…

    Session 23: Home and there is/are

    Session 24: Prepositions

    Session 25: Can/ can’t for permission

    Session 26: Do you / does he…?

    Session 27: Would you like …?

    Session 28: Feelings

    Session 29: Shops and places

    Session 30: Directions

    4 EAL Framework

    EAL Framework for Whole School Development

    Guidance on differentiation for EAL learners in class



    Modes of collaboration


    5 Including Families

    Family learning

    Family learning framework

    English for parents in schools

    Appendix 1 Baseline assessment

    Appendix 2 Baseline assessment answers

    Appendix 3 Assessment for learning forms

    Appendix 4 NASSEA EAL Assessment Overview

    Appendix 5 Small group support record





    Caroline Scott has a wealth of experience in supporting young emergent bilingual learners within culturally rich, internationally minded learning environments. Caroline has taught at schools in Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, where she has also trained other teachers in supporting language learning with the curriculum.

    Caroline was the founding Head of Primary at a British International school in Cairo, Egypt (a 3–18 IPC school) and the Primary Principal at an International School in Milan, Italy (a 3–18 IB PYP school). She has also held a number of class teaching, EAL coordinator, senior leadership and advisory roles in the UK.

    Caroline is the author of Teaching Children English as an Additional Language: A Programme for 7–11 Year Olds and Teaching English as an Additional Language 5–11: A Whole School Resource. She is the creator of the Learning Village (www.learningvillage.net), an online learning programme for 6–14-year-old English language learners in schools where English is the language of instruction and Community Village (www.communityvillage.net), a blended learning programme for supporting parents who are new-to-English entering English medium schools.  Through this programme and her books, she designs resources for learners, as well as training programmes for teachers, to assist them in leading EAL in their school. Caroline is also the editor of the EAL Teaching newsletter, a free monthly EAL newsletter for teachers. She has a keen interest in education technology.