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This branch gives guidance on working with pupils new to English, downloadable teaching materials, and specialist information on Refugee and Asylum Seekers.

Documents created before September 2011 will refer to EMAS or ACTES. Services have been reorganised and addresses will have changed. Contact your local authority for details of their support services.

 

  
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http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/beginners/programmes.htm
Developed by the Slough RARA to assist schools in supporting pupils who are new to English

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http://tmwintk.realhistories.org.uk/
The Runnymede Trust designed Tell Me What I Need to Know to help parents, particularly those from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)  Refugee, Asylum-seeking and Traveller communities to support their children’s education more confidently and effectively.

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If you speak English as a second language then you are entitled to free dual language books
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An EAL and diversity websites with resources for pupils in many languages: Chinese, Czech, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish, Thai
http://www.bfinclusion.org.uk/

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http://www.collaborativelearning.org 
A highly recommend website, collaborative group work is an excellent way to support pupils with EAL, there are numerous resources across all phases and across the curriculum

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http://www.emaonline.org.uk/ema/ 
Site created by several LAs for EAL and BME attainment, with resources across the whole curriculum and all phases, include resources promoting race equality, challenging racism, Global perspectives and multilingual resources, acts as a portal with link to many other useful websites
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https://www.learntogether.org.uk/services/creds/Pages/Translations.aspx  Translated information about the English education system in; Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog – the list of documents does not appear in alphabetic order so you need to scroll down to near the bottom of the page.
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http://www.irespect.net/index.htm
 Gloucestershire Race Equality and Diversity Service - Promoting Positive Tolerance And Active Citizenship - includes resources in Polish
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Excellent site providing key words and greetings in a variety of languages. Includes spoken language, information on country of origin, suggested activities and resources for display.  Very useful for preparing to greet a new arrival in their home language.
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http://www.grafixdesign.net/www.sig.co.uk/linguistic.html
The London SIG Bilingualism have complied resources in Arabic, Gujarati, Portuguese, Somali, Tamil and Polish illustrating  the language and phonetic structures each language uses and information about culture, religion, lifestyle and also some useful expressions.

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A collection of children's songs and nursery rhymes from around the world. Whatever the culture a child belongs to, whatever the flag he or she lives under, this is the place to find the lyrics to kids songs, in English and in the original languages! Some songs include MP3's and Midi music.
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http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com
An animated, interactive online maths dictionary for students which explain over 600 common mathematical terms and maths words in simple language.
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Key Maths terms in:  Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese simplified and traditional, Czech, Dutch, French, Hatian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tibetan, Ukranian, Urdu.
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LA Ethnic Minority Achievement and Support Service, includes bilingual resources, resources for working with GRT pupils, key visuals, new arrivals resources and advice
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http://www.naldic.org.uk/docs/resources/faq.cfm
The NALDIC FAQs series is as set of 10 downloadable podcasts covering typical questions related to catering for the needs of EAL learners. The podcasts will particularly help:trainee teachers to meet TDA standards on the way to QTSNQTs and class teachers develop pedagogy and practiceEAL staff build capacity in schools through the use of quality training resources

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http://emas.lea.portsmouth.sch.uk/home/new-arrivals-specific-needs​​         Has a range of useful resources including multilingual story planning sheets, multilingual school signs for greetings, school equipment and school subject signs
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You can download some new or updated language activities to go with your 'Racing to English' cd.  Free downloads include: picture dictionary, science vocabulary in seven different languages from English: Albanian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Somali (courtesy of Lambeth EMAT), colour pairs, African fruit and various other resources.
 
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http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/letters/
Has standard letters sent by schools to  parents translated into many community languages
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http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/
BBC and British Council website for teachers of English as a Foreign Language.

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http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/
The Refugee Council is the largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees.  We not only give direct help and support, but also work with asylum seekers and refugees to ensure their needs and concerns are addressed.
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http://www.the-treasure-box.co.uk/Pages/FreeResources.aspx
Includes a collection of commonly used words and phrases in a variety of languages, Islamic craft activity booklets, language jigsaw puzzles and AfL resources.

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http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/beginners/step_1.htm
Very good site featuring strategies, online and downloadable resources, and assessment materials for newly arrived bilingual pupils.

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http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/
For young children to learn English through free online games, songs, stories and activities.

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http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/
Free games, videos, images online activities for teengers to learn English.

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​Resources for supporting New Arrivals including fans for daily activities, everyday school vocabulary, literacy development and images for creating visual timetables.

http://www.wiganschoolsonline.net/inclusion/emas/docs/eal/Primary%20starter%20pack.pdf

 

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​EAL Nexus has free teacher resources for primary and secondary scools, also has information for learners and parents https://eal.britishcouncil.org/free-resources-teachers

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