Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
The education of ESOL learners is increasingly placing well-being and inclusion at the core of their English speaking, reading, writing and general communication development.
We can help to meet the need for targeted assistance especially for those students with English as a second or other/additional language. From our content you can create learning pathways quickly and efficiently, tailored with your choice of lessons, so each learner has an individual programme to follow.
At EDClass we offer:
- A personal learning plan for each learner
- Self-paced content
- Lessons to meet the needs of every ability
- Built-in audio in every lesson (everything can be read aloud for each learner) to aid pronunciation
Our primary package comes with 100+ engaging educational games, which can be translated into 20+ different languages. Below are the languages we currently offer:
This is a great tool for ESOL departments introducing English to learners with primary languages. Each word, phrase or statement has a recording of the pronunciation that each pupil can learn from.
Below are some examples of translations within the game. Pupils will see an image depicting the keyword or phrase, the written phrase in their first language and in English. Pupils can play an audio recording of each phrase in their first language and in English to help with pronunciation. This can also be used for English speakers who are looking to learn an additional language!
5 tips to consider when teaching ESOL students
Teachers need to be aware of the differences between EFL (English as a Foreign Language) and ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
There are clearly transferrable skills between teaching both subjects, but as ESOL students live and work in the UK: ESOL should be taught as a life skill and not a hobby.
Supporting ESOL students in the classroom
Throughout UK schools, there are more than 300 languages spoken as a first language.
While proportionally ESOL students account for just under 7% of pupils, in inner cities this percentage can often be as high as 75%, as is seen in various schools in London.
5 Simple Strategies...to Support ESOL Pupils
Students who speak English as a second language can face multiple barriers to education. It is important that we strive to enable these pupils to have full access to the curriculum, allowing them to develop autonomy and achieve in mainstream education.