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EAL Children

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by sa223, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. sa223

    sa223 New commenter

    Hello everyone!

    I have a significant number of children who speak little or no English in my class. I was just wondering what kind of provision and activities EYFS teachers have in place to support such children with their language skills?
     
  2. sa223

    sa223 New commenter

    Hello everyone!

    I have a significant number of children who speak little or no English in my class. I was just wondering what kind of provision and activities EYFS teachers have in place to support such children with their language skills?
     
  3. I don't have much experience in this area but this year we have had an influx of children and parents with EAL. We have tried to make it as visual as possible lots of picture prompts/cues and visual timetables. Lots of exposure to rhymes andtraditional tales with repetitve texts and songs. In group time games with naming objects.Lots of domestic role and descriptive commentary when playing alongside them. Not sure if this is the right way to go about things but it has worked for us and the children are starting to repeat words. Apparently some children with EAL can take up to 6 months to start talking in English they take time to assimilate and then it comes out. Good Luck
     

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