An English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme: Learning Through Images for 7-14 Year Olds, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

An English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme

Learning Through Images for 7-14 Year Olds, 1st Edition

By Caroline Scott


200 pages | 453 Color Illus.

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pub: 2019-09-02
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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 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) to 7-14 year olds

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

3 The programme

The programme overview

Pre-induction sessions

Session 1: Making Friends

Session 2: Counting 1-20

Session 3: Colours & the classroom

Session 4: Classroom vocabulary & a/an

Session 5: What’s that in English?

Session 6: His, hers, yours, my

Session 7: Number 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 & have/has got

Session 14: Extended family & possessives

Session 15: Description & had got/have got

Session 16: Sports & 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 in class teaching

Use of mother tongue

Assessing Prior knowledge

Share the rationale


Use of substitution tables


Modes of collaboration


5 Including Families

Family learning

Family learning framework

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 planner




About the Author

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 Europe, South East Asia and the Middle East, where she has also trained other teachers in supporting language learning with the curriculum.

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