Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the EAL Department!"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to the EAL Department! AIS Elementary Open House 2011
2 What is EAL?An English language class designed to meet the specific needs of your child.
3 GRADES 1-3 Student Challenges ComprehensionAfraid to ask questions or make mistakes.Feelings of frustration
4 GRADES 4 & 5 Student Challenges High level of content and conceptsHigh level of English among peersMore frustrationShy about asking for clarification and helpAfraid to take risks or make mistakes
5 Students’ Strengths Motivation Support from classmates and teachers. Exposure to EnglishOpportunities to practiceSkills in their first languageThey have your help at homeAND…They have EAL classes!
6 The AIS EAL Programme Small classes of less than 10 students 45-minute per day, 3 or 4 days per weekA variety of in class and pull out supportMany opportunities for practice
7 4 BASIC AREAS OF LANGUAGE USE Listening SpeakingReading Writing
8 In the classroomVariety of motivating classroom activities which include:PHONICSREADING and WRITING ACTIVITIESMaking pictures and booksTALKING, LISTENING, TALKING, LISTENINGSongs and chantsBUILDING SKILLS & STRATEGIES FOR LEARNING ON THEIR OWNGames
9 MISTAKES ARE GOOD! We learn best when we are self-confident take risks practicewe can help ourselves and othersto hear and correct mistakes.
10 ASSESSMENT Formal and informal assessment is on-going Purpose- to monitor languagedevelopment andstrengthen students’skills.
11 COMMUNICATION EAL Trimester Reports 2 x per year Parent-Teacher ConferencesCall or to set up an appointment
12 LENGTH OF PROGRAMME Usually a minimum of 2 years for beginners BEFORE EXITING, we consider:The next school year's curriculumThe student's self-confidence and motivationThe student’s writing and reading skills
13 PARENTS’ HELP Continue to develop first language skills Encourage friendships and play dates with children who speak EnglishProvide opportunities to hear English being spoken via movies and televisionShare books in English, possible sources- school library, AIS book fair, amazon.co.uk