Two new resources created by the languages education experts at the European Centre for Modern Languages. The Treasure Chest and the Wakelet are packed with resources for engaging activities in multiple languages. Activities are differentiated for multilingual pupils and language learners from pre-school to secondary age and will be updated during the period of school closures.
Mantra Lingua are offering their library of dual language ebooks free of charge to all EAL households. Currently, there are over 550 books and 38 languages in the library. Each book is read aloud in English and your Home Language. There are folk tales, myths, stories of multi-cultural life here in the UK and reference books. Each book has a video and a set of activities to help build your child's English language skills. The library covers reading ages from 3 to 15 years and can be accessed on computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. Fill in the form to receive a code that will give you free access to the library until 31 August 2020.
My Hero is You, Storybook for Children on COVID-19 - over 1,700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world took the time to share how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. They have all influenced this story project. Developed for and by children around the world, the story is available in multiple languages.
Polish for EAL speakers - suggested resources to support Polish heritage language speakers during school closures, from the Polish Education Committee in Scotland.
Time Together booklet - free to download from the National Literacy Trust, is a colourful, easy-to-read guide of simple and fun suggestions for how multilingual parents can support their young child’s learning at home. Available in Arabic, Bengali, English, French, Gujurati, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Urdu and Yoruba.
Helping your child learn is a short, easy to understand guide for parents of student who use English as an Additional Language. Free to download and available in Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, English, Gujerati, Lithuanian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali and Urdu.