1st Edition

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

ISBN 9781138501461
Published September 30, 2019 by Routledge
192 Pages 453 Color Illustrations

USD $39.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents



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




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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.