I'm a History NQT at a city Academy with very high numbers of EAL students. I really need some strategies for helping a child who has basically no English. This young man is in Year 7, and can say and understand basic English, but writes at a level 1/2 and cannot read. Another child in his class speaks his home language, and he told her that he cannot read even in his home language (Romanian.) So far he has had to sit in my lessons and try to copy out the English words from the board. His twin brother is at the school and has a better grasp on English, so I also fear that this boy has other learning difficulties that have been masked by the language barrier. The EAL department can not offer much help for me with this kid, as there are only two of them dealing with everything. As a result they focus mainly on KS4. Other colleagues have pretty much told me/other teachers to 'teach him English', but I have no idea where to start! Tops on what to do with him in lessons would be greatly appreciated.