Presentation on theme: "EAL in Kamýk Primary. Who qualifies for EAL? New students to the school who have no previous knowledge of English Students (new or continuing) who have."— Presentation transcript:
Who qualifies for EAL? New students to the school who have no previous knowledge of English Students (new or continuing) who have a lower level of English and would benefit from receiving additional support
How are children assessed? Initial assessment: carried out within 3 days of arriving at school. KS1 – oral assessment; KS2 – oral and written Formative assessment: carried out throughout the year. Cambridge ESOL Tests (year 2 and above)
How are EAL lessons conducted? Beginner students receive 1 lesson daily Students who need extra help but already speak some English receive 1-3 lessons a week (depending on level) Lessons take place in small groups (max 5/6 students) or one-to-one
Lessons are based around individual needs EAL lessons often mirror what is being done in English/IPC lessons in class with a greater emphasis on vocabulary Lessons aim to be fun and exciting and incorporate all the major skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening What do we do in EAL?
A typical EAL lesson (in KS1) Our lessons start with a song, either related to the current topic or a greetings song. We shake hands and ask each other “How are you?” to encourage personal relationships and build daily vocabulary We learn new vocabulary and grammar using flashcards and images, then we play some games to help us remember the new words. We complete an activity related to the day’s vocabulary/grammar. This can be a written piece, an art activity or an activity based on acting or drama.
A typical EAL lesson (in KS2) We expand our vocabulary using visuals and hands-on objects, pictures, flashcards, then we play educational games to help us remember the new words. In order to help us understand grammar we complete different tasks and activities. It can be written work or sometimes it is acting or drama. To help us improve writing skills we write stories, poems related to the week’s topics/grammar. To improve our spelling, each week we learn new spelling words through different spelling activities
Benefits for a child attending EAL lessons New children with no English knowledge often form friendships more easily with EAL classmates Children are more confident in speaking (in a small group) and are more likely to contribute to the lesson Children have their chance to shine
During the drive home ask your child what he/she can see out of the window Read a book (in your own language) but ask your child to describe to you what is happening in English, or to describe the pictures in the books Watch films in original English version (even if child is not fluent) What can you do at home?
Points to consider Try not to force your children to speak English outside of school. If you are not confident in English – don’t worry! You don’t need to maintain a conversation with your child in English. Simply being interested is enough.