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Lifting up the language Barriers for EAL children - How to Support EYFS, KS1 and KS2 children with EAL
Over 1.1 million children living in the UK, that’s around 1 in 6, do not have English as their first language.
They speak another language at home and are learning English as an additional language (EAL) when they come to school.
There are around 6,500 different languages spoken around the world and English is only one of them, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
In recent years however, this has had an increasingly more significant impact on schools as the number of EAL children attending has risen by more than 20% in just 5 years.
Most schools today will have children in their Early Years setting for whom English is not their first language, and who’s English may range from fluent to very limited.
Download our PDF to learn how to ease EAL children into a school environment to ensure they feel settled, happy and motivated to achieve their full educational potential as confident English speakers:
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