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EAL - Lost in Translation Part 2

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Summary

Filipino girls Ruth and Beverly have been in England for 12 weeks and are thriving. In the second part of this series, we look at how their rural Shropshire school coped with teaching these EAL learners, despite very little previous experience.

The staff and headteachers at Beverly and Ruth's primary school have been working hard to ensure they and their families fit in with the school community.

The head negotiated an EAL support teacher for an hour a week and, though it was just for six weeks, it proved invaluable in progressing their learning.

Beverly now chats confidently in English and her reading had leapt ahead. Ruth's optional SAT results showed she has made good progress and has made many friends in both Year 5 and Year 6 groups.

Published : Mar 2008

15 mins

Whole School Issues

Primary Inclusion

EAL

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