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Supporting young children in early years settings with English as an additional language
A new booklet 'Understanding the Stages of Learning for Children with English as an Additional Language' [PDF 344kb] aims to provide guidance for early years practitioners and childminders working with young children with English as an additional language (EAL).
The booklet outlines the stages EAL children can go through, from possibly being silent to becoming fluent speakers, recognising that the process of learning English for some children can take several years and is different for each child. It also explains how practitioners can assess a child’s English and gives practical ideas for their next steps, including an invaluable list of top tips for supporting children with EAL.
You can read and download the booklet 'Understanding the Stages of Learning for Children with English as an Additional Language'[PDF 344kb]
It was produced by Meeta Johnson, one the city council's Early Years Consultants and the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS). If you would like to find out more about the publication you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training opportunities with the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS)
Forthcoming EMAS training:
An opportunity to see examples of positive parent partnership with BME families from the EMAS team and Early Years settings.
- A Multilingual Early Years Setting: Get Set for the Olympics! Thursday 14th June 1pm to 3pm
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