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  English as an additional language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ELT (English language teaching) is a widely-used teacher-centred term, as in the English language teaching divisions of large publishing houses, ELT training, etc. The abbreviations TESL (Teaching English as a second language), TESOL (Teaching English for speakers of other languages) and TEFL (Teaching English as a foreign language) are all also used.
It includes the use of English in countries, often former British colonies, where English is a dominant language although it is not spoken as a mother tongue by the majority of the population.
English is spoken natively by a large and diverse population on every continent, and consequently has some noticeable differences in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar across different regions and across different social strata.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_as_an_additional_language   (2948 words)

 English language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
English is also the most widely used language for young backpackers who travel across continents, regardless of whether it is their mother tongue or a secondary language.
An English speaker is often able to choose between Germanic and Latinate synonyms: "come" or "arrive"; "sight" or "vision"; "freedom" or "liberty"—and sometimes also between a word inherited through French and a borrowing direct from Latin of the same root word: "oversee", "survey" or "supervise".
An exception to this and a peculiarity arguably unique of English is that the nouns for meats are commonly different from and unrelated to those for the animals from which they are produced, the animal commonly having a Germanic name and the meat having a French derived noun.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_language   (4579 words)

 English as an additional language - Simple English Wikipedia
English as an additional language (EAL) is when people study English as a new language.
In this case, "first language" means any language a person speaks from childhood, even if they speak more than one, and "second language" means any non-native language, no matter how many a person speaks.
English As A Second Language is the single most popular subject in the world, after mathematics.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/English_as_a_foreign_language   (1152 words)

 English - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
English as a Foreign Language (EFL) refers to English for use in the second of these situations, a non-English-speaking region.
In North America, the first situation, English for use in an English-speaking region, is known as English as a Second Language (ESL).
Included are language reference information, teaching techniques and tips, historical information about the English language, and activities to be used in your classes.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/English   (277 words)

 The Standards Site: English as an additional language (EAL)
This can be done by showing an interest in the languages used by the children, celebrating the linguistic diversity in the classroom, enabling peer talk in first language and using bilingual adults effectively.
Young children are happy to use first language in the classroom; older pupils may use it in the playground but not in the classroom.
A culturally inclusive curriculum includes the cultures, languages, religions lifestyles, families etc. of the pupils in the school and the communities in the locality whereas a multicultural curriculum may not.
www.standards.dfes.gov.uk /primary/faqs/primary/1092431?subject=S_938289   (876 words)

 English as an additional language
English as an additional language is used to refer to the learning of English by speakers of other languages.
TESL is the teaching of English as a second language, and TEFL is the teaching of English as a Foreign Language.
IELTS - International English Language Testing System; the IELTS tests are accepted by most tertiary academic institutions in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, and by many in the USA.
www.askfactmaster.com /ESL   (310 words)

 Schoolzone IWB evaluation of Easiteach -English as an Additional Language (KS2)
Easiteach ‘English as an Additional Language’ Content Pack is part of the suite of programs produced by RM to support teaching and learning in the classroom using an interactive whiteboard.
Easiteach EAL is not suitable for use on an individual PC as the slides are used as an aid to teaching different concepts and best use of the interactive activities is made as part of the teaching program.
There is a need to support EAL pupils who have a good grasp of social language, but can be held back in attaining their full potential due to problems understanding and expressing themselves in the specialist language used in the classroom.
www.schoolzone.co.uk /resources/evaluations/printplus.asp?p=RMLC-EASLF2   (1953 words)

 ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A: There are two advisory teachers for English as an additional language, one for primary schools and one for secondary and middle schools.
A language teaching centre for new arrivals would not be practical in a large county such as Suffolk where children arrive in every area.
This can be an effective way to sort out difficulties such as he and she, his and hers etc. In this case the pupil points to a picture of males or females whilst listening to a rap on he/she.
www.slamnet.org.uk /multicultural/eal_faq.htm   (2650 words)

 English as an Additional Language
English as an Additional Language (EAL) is available as a separate subject in every year group at Stonyhurst.
Pupils whose first language is not English are warmly welcomed in the College and will follow a programme of EAL as soon as they arrive.
Occasionally, an exceptional student takes the Certificate of Proficiency in English, which is recognized as the highest level of the Cambridge suite of examinations.
www.stonyhurst.ac.uk /article_149.shtml   (384 words)

 Teaching English as an Additional Language
This program is an integrated format of classes ranging from implied linguistics to pedagogical issues within a critically reflective framework.
This course addresses the psychological bases and processes of language acquisition as well as the social contexts of language use, and implications for language learning and teaching.
Based on a post-methodological approach to language teacher education, this course will provide participants with opportunities to consider progressive approaches to professional development, including action research and critical reflection.
www.uu.edu /dept/language/ESL/intensiveprogram.htm   (452 words)

 Lenzie Academy - SfL - English as an additional language service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The role of the English as an Additional Language Service is to support the language development of bilingual pupils, promoting full access to the curriculum.
The visiting English as an Additional Language teacher generally supports pupils by working on a co-operative basis with he classroom teacher.
Pupils who are fully literate in their additional language will have the opportunity to be presented for the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in that subject when the language is not offered at Standard Grade.
www.lenzieacademy.org.uk /sfl/language.htm   (173 words)

 Early days
It is important to remember that the pupil has already acquired fluency in their own language or languages, has developed many concepts in that language, and may also be literate.
It is important to remain positive towards them and their language and to display your confidence in their ability to learn English and to develop their learning in other areas as well.
When teaching children who are starting to learn English, it is important to find out the extent of their former education, in particular if they are literate in their home language, if they have had any educational difficulties in their home country or if they have previously studied the subject offered on the school timetable.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /beginners/early_days.htm   (756 words)

 Schoolzone evaluation of Easiteach -English as an Additional Language (KS2)
However, as the activities are taught using an interactive whiteboard some of them could be adapted by the teacher to make them suitable for teaching to children who have learning difficulties.
From the 'Language Focus' menu the activities are grouped according to whether their focus is word, sentence or text level and from the 'Curriculum Focus' menu they are grouped according to different strands of the curriculum and whether they are suitable for KS2, KS3 or both.
An upgrade CD for Easiteach Studio is supplied in case you have an earlier version.
www.schoolzone.co.uk /resources/evaluations/printcon.asp?p=RMLC-EASLF2   (2454 words)

 Strathallan. Academic - English as an Additional Language
On arrival, pupils whose native language is not English will be assigned a ‘buddy’ in their House who will help them to settle in.
Once the pupil is happily settled into the routine and his or her classes, we begin an individually tailored English programme which includes grammar, reading comprehension, writing and pronunciation exercises as well as a variety of attractive activities and games.
She is co-author of ‘Glimpses of British History’, a textbook for an optional course for bilingual classes.
www.strathallan.co.uk /strathallan?p=90   (697 words)

 QCA | English as an additional language
Factors such as age, previous experience of schooling and curriculum content, knowledge of other languages and levels of literacy in their first or other languages will all impact on the development of pupils’ language skills and their ability to apply these skills to their learning across the curriculum.
Others may have learned English as a foreign language, or not be fluent in English even if they come from education systems where English is the medium of instruction.
In these cases, teachers and specialist language staff would work closely with the special educational needs coordinator to ensure that assessments provide opportunities for pupils to demonstrate their learning using all their language skills.
www.qca.org.uk /10013.html   (1466 words)

 Ruthin School :: Overseas :: English as an Additional Language (EAL)
This is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.
In addition, all EAL students have the opportunity to sit the English Speaking Board examinations (ESB) which give extremely valuable experience and practice of presentation and public speaking skills.
English Language is taught at Ruthin by a department of fully qualified dedicated EAL specialists who have worked and taught English all over the world - from China and South America to many European countries.
www.ruthinschool.co.uk /?p=26&PHPSESSID=9cae784f1ee89c0a366c74a7467bfad3   (440 words)

 English As An Additional Language Department 2006
The school ensures that level of language is not mistaken for level of ability and the EAL Department liaises with other departments to place bilingual students in appropriate sets.
The school attained specialist status as a language college in 2004; where offered, students are encouraged to sit GCSE and A levels and in their home language.
Provision for students with English as an Additional Language was assessed as
www.cheney.oxon.sch.uk /studentdev/engaddlang.htm   (579 words)

 Bachelor of Arts (EAL) courses, study for an undergraduate degree
Take your English language ability to a high level whilst studying language in the context of culture, literature, business or employment in New Zealand.
This programme helps you take your English language proficiency to a very advanced level whilst studying language in the context of culture, literature, business or employment in New Zealand.
Graduate with a double major in Japanese and English as an additional language (EAL) by completing 480 credits which incorporate the compulsory courses in the two BA majors.
www.unitec.ac.nz /index.cfm?54F5F76C-F78B-4AFD-835D-1F9A6F98C920   (757 words)

 English as an Additional Language
There is currently a total of over 40 different languages being spoken.
The DfES PLASC 2006 (Spring 2006) recorded 97,499 pupils of compulsory school age; 3,388 minority ethnic pupils, 974 pupils for whom English is an Additional Language.
The Service is aiming to increase the number of bilingual assistants who, under the guidance of specialist teachers, work directly with pupils for whom English is not the first language.
www.devon.gov.uk /text/english_as_additional_language   (131 words)

This program is designed for nurses who are required by the Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia (RNABC), to upgrade their English language skills to accepted levels on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Spoken English (TSE).
English language upgrading continues as does upgrading of psycho-motor skills.
In addition to tuition fees, students will spend approximately $2,000 for textbooks, course materials, uniforms, English language testing, etc., during the program.
www.kwantlen.bc.ca /calendar/gneaprg.html   (858 words)

This is an area in which I have little previous experience or expertise, so I shall depend upon links, both official end unofficial, which seem to be of interest.
This programme introduces the Arabic language and reveals what life is like in one fascinating Arab city - Cairo, the capital of Egypt.
An article from the Independent about research which shows that children who speak two languages do better at school than those who speak only one.
www.hilarymccoll.co.uk /eal.html   (500 words)

 EMAS - key documents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Literacy, numeracy and English for speakers of other languages: a survey of current practice in post-16 and adult provision.
A language in common: Assessing English as an additional language, QCA, 2000
The curriculum and English as an Additional Language Introductory training for school support staff, DfES, Sept. 2003.
www.blss.portsmouth.sch.uk /emtag/keydocs.shtml   (864 words)

 English as an additional language
The National Centre for Languages was formed in 2003 through the merger of the Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (CILT) and the Languages National Training Organisation.
CILT was also involved in the development of the National Advisory Centre for Early Language Learning, a Department for Education and Skills initiative to promote and develop learning of modern foreign languages in the primary sector.
An advice line is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2.30pm to 5.00 pm.
www.literacytrust.org.uk /links/EALorg.html   (858 words)

 The Standards Site: English as an Additional Language
Research into the writing of pupils at Key Stage 2 who use English as an Additional Language and who are defined as "advanced learners" in that they have been in the UK for at least five years.
This is an organisation whose membership is largely drawn from teachers and practitioners working with pupils for whom English is an additional language.
This module supplements the induction training for TAs for those TAs involved in supporting pupils for whom English is an additional language.
www.standards.dfes.gov.uk /ethnicminorities/raising_achievement/763697?section=7   (348 words)

 Mill Hill School - Remove & Fifth Form Curriculum Guide - English as an Additional Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
All pupils for whom English is an additional language continue with the syllabus started in the Fourth Form, working toward the CELS (Certificate in English Language Skills) examination, Vantage Level.
Teaching is based on authentic texts and tasks with emphasis on communication combined with language acquisition needed for academic work in all subjects.
Grammar and vocabulary are taught and explained thoroughly and the four language skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking are developed systematically.
www.millhill.org.uk /curriculum/5eafl.html   (158 words)

 Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language courses
Is English an additional language, but do you already have a highly developed understanding of it?
The programme consists of two language-specific compulsory courses and a choice of elective courses in a range of cultural and applied language papers.
Have an overall IELTS band score (Academic) of no less than 6.5 (with no band score lower than 6), or a TOEFL score of no less than 575, or equivalent.
www.unitec.ac.nz /index.cfm?2058E407-0929-450B-AAD5-58A0A81ED67C   (445 words)

 Welcome to Lodge School - Policy Documents - English as an Additional Language (EAL) Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Their ability to participate in the full curriculum may be in advance of their communicative skills in English.
Children with English as an additional language do not produce separate work.
Sometimes the language support teacher works with groups of children, of whom only one or two may be EAL children.
www.lodgeschool.co.uk /Policy/eal.asp   (840 words)

 University of South Australia - majors and minors - English as an Additional Language
The English as an Additional Language courses are designed for students for whom English is a foreign language (international students) and students of English as a Second Language who have complete SACE Stage 2 or equivalent study.
These courses provide a pathway of English language study or specific courses for students which aim to:
These electives may be chosen from a related field and must be approved by the Program Director.
www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au /MajorMinor/DisplayMajor.asp?MajorID=82   (177 words)

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