"It has made me more aware of the difficulties faced by ESL students on a daily basis across the curriculum." Year 4 teacher, Lynne Cadenhead, Aberdeen
"Lots of ideas that should be encompassed in the whole school plan." Key Stage One Coordinator, Susan Hills, who has taught in Durham, Norfolk and North East Lincolnshire in both Independent & State schools
"It helped me to bridge the gap between two cultures." Teacher, British International School, Beijing, China
There are increasing numbers of children with little or no English entering English speaking mainstream lessons. This often leaves them with unique frustrations due to limited English language proficiency and disorientation. Teachers often feel unable to cater sufficiently for these new arrivals.
Teaching English as an Additional Language Ages 5-11 is designed to support every 5-11 year old child new to the English language who is beginning their education in an English speaking mainstream curriculum. It provides teachers with the tools needed to support young learners’ survival language needs and help them achieve a smooth transition into their new learning environment.
Packed full of advice, guidance, resources and support for teachers managing beginners to the English language in the mainstream English speaking school, it also includes:
- 68 flexible sessions for children to learn survival language - sessions are based on assessment for learning and can be adapted easily into weekly lesson plans;
- A DVD to support each session containing visuals of commonly used vocabulary;
- Audio examples of English language word pronunciation and sentence structures;
- Fully downloadable worksheets and lesson plans.
The text offers expert guidance on:
- Strategies to help EAL new arrivals embrace their new cultural experience;
- Assessing the EAL new arrivals in their English language skills;
- Teaching EAL new arrivals to use a second language writing system;
- Delivering survival language intervention sessions;
- Developing effective language learning strategies;
- Managing EAL new arrivals in the mainstream classroom;
- Resources that you use to support EAL new arrivals;
- Evaluating EAL provision for new arrivals and setting targets for whole school improvement.
This flexible and user-friendly resource can be used with the English National Curriculum, International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), and other English speaking curricula. It will be a must-have for all schools looking to support newly arrived children with speaking English as an additional language.
Table of Contents
1. Acknowledgements 2. Introduction 3. Factors to consider when young learners acquire an additional language 4. Strategies to help new arrivals embrace their new cultural experience 5. Assessing the new arrival in their English language skills 6. Teaching beginners of English to use a second language writing system 7. Effective learning during survival language intervention sessions 8. Using effective language learning strategies 9. Managing new arrivals in the mainstream classroom 10. Resources to support new arrivals 11. Evaluating EAL provision for new arrivals and setting targets for whole school improvement 12. Appendix 13. Bibliography 14. Glossary 15. Index
Caroline Scott has worked with children in the early stages of English in national and international schools in Thailand, the UK and Egypt.
She has recently moved from her post as the founding Head of Primary at CES, an international school in Cairo, Egypt to be the Primary Principal of the International School of Milan, Italy.