New resources added last month include…

UK Flag Colouring mat for Geography or Art – Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Catalan, Chinese, Corsican, Chechen, Cornish, Czech, English still more to come.

 

Colour me in UK flag.

Colour me in UK flag.

Thank You cards – Latvian, Lithuanian, Lojban, Luganda, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Manx, Mauritian Creole, Navajo, Ndbele, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Occitan, Pashto, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Romanian, Rapanui, Russsian, Samoan, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Shona, Sindarin, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Sorbian, Spanish, Sranan, Stellingwharfs, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrynia, Tok Pisin, Tongan, Tswana, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Valencian, Venetian, Vietnamese, Voro, Walloon, Welsh, Xhosa, Xitsonga, Yappese, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zazaki and Zulu that’s 137 different languages in total.
Mothers Day Card – colour in yourself for either Art, PSHE or Early Years in Albanian, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, Filipino, German Italian, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Welsh, Polish.
Parts of a plant 5 page Assessment and worksheets for Science in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese Cantonese, Chinese Mandarin, Czech, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Italian and more to come. Good for differentiation.
Easter Card and Teacher Information to support Art and RE in Arabic, Armenian, Aromanian, Bengali, Basque, Belarusian, Bikol with more to come.

Just to mention a few.  P.S. when in the library – Don’t forget to go to the bottom and scroll along to see more pages or double click on blue outside box to expand. Also it is sorted alphabetically starting with capital A , and then again further along with lower case a.

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Free Toucan magazine

OFSTED judgements v EMASUK

OFSTED judgements v EMASUK

 

Toucan is now available in your inbox if you have subscribed to it or  download http://www.emasuk.com/education and choose our free teacher magazine. To subscribe email info@emasuk.com . Here are some highlights from the newest magazine.

Country of the month information

Country of the month information

Every magazine has a different country of the month with information which is good for Geography and  PSHE as well as for wall displays and background information for teachers.

 

Quiz

Quiz

Every magazine has a quick quiz  (with the answers), a free teaching resource as well as a faith calendar .

 

Mothering sunday

Mothering sunday

Useful information to save you researching. This time its about Mothering Sunday good for RE and Early Years teachers but it has been on many other traditions and cultures to develop our own understanding of different cultures.

If you would like to subscribe send your name, school and email to info@emasuk.com

 

Toucan Magazine Jan 2014 free download

The toucan magazine which comes out twice a term is ready now just click on the link below.

http://emasuk.intrabench.com/public/857.pdf

Articles include:

Appy New Year – about the New App

OFSTED agrees with EMASUK

Country of the month -Romania (slight editorial error on the front cover it says Poland but it means Romania)

Recipe of the Month – Salata de boeuf

Post it Quotes

Italian Christmas Traditions

Multi Faith Calendar

Quick free quiz

Free resource

You Tube how to videos

Do people really care about integration or are they just making the right noises.

In 2009 myself and a friend decided that we wanted to reduce the stress and hardship faced by our young learners as they faced the hardest transition they may ever face. They are expected to leave behind their family and friends, places that they know, and fit into a society that is very different. Very often they are walked into a school and left, with little or no explanation, or no apparent concern for their feelings. They stand alone, scared, waiting for a glimpse of normality or a recognition of something familiar like a language. A teacher or teaching assistant walks them to a large room and points to a chair, they sit down and then the world erupts, 30 children all bubbling with enthusiasm and excitement. Wanting to tell their friends all about the previous evening or something that they have seen on their way to school. But, there’s a character that is missing all of this, they sit bemused by this new world.

This begs the question. What could we have done differently?

Children don’t learn by being ignored, they need to be engaged in activities, conversation and with people. But how do we speak to them if they don’t speak English and teachers don’t speak their language.

This is where we came in, we wanted to create a familiarity, with language, with images and with text. My background was education and I had taught in London schools and been part of school improvement teams. My partner is the techy, his knowledge and understanding leaves most standing. He created a state of the art website that used the latest development to act as a desktop. I started creating resources that would sit well in my class if I was a teacher. We created a library of bilingual resources. People criticised me for using two languages, they accused me of helping maintain the learners home language. I knew from past experiences that learning was about understanding not just repeating. Using two languages meant that learners used them as bridges to gain greater understanding, swapping back and forth when needed. The first school that really took the concept on used this for a term and reported that their learners were over a year ahead of learners that didnt use it. but many people still criticised us, never asking to meet and decide for themselves or asking the schools that were succeeding.

We then wanted to do more and speak to every child in their home language. This was very much a dream, but having a great group of backroom boys they set to work. And within months they created a school friendly talking translator. Unique to the world it used the best there was and produced very accurate translations.

That’s where we started and now we want to continue with the support exept that now we can translate and speak in 25 languages and translate written letters in 50 languages and have over 200 languages of bilingual resources in the library. But why is it still needed?

The recent census information shows us that there are 138,000 people that do not speak English at all and over 750,000 that do not speak English well. That’s almost 1 million people that can benefit from practical help.

To find out more go to our website www.emasuk.com and see what else we can do to change the world.

January Ezine – flying to your inboxes

January members E-Zine should be in email boxes by tomorrow. This months includes a focus on literacy skills including practical tips, information about Poland, polish recipe, February faith calendar, quiz and the free resource is for the curriculum area RE in Polish about Buddah.

This months interesting facts = February is the Chinese Year of the Snake as well as the beginning of Lent.

If you are not a member and would like this free magazine please email info@emasuk with subject Free E-zine.  In the email put your name, address and school (if a teacher/governor/TA etc) and the mail you would like it sent to.

Science Resource – Habitat

Just uploaded new resources for Science and EAL/ESOL/TEFL teachers.

 

To access

  1. go to www.emasuk.com,
  2. choose login
  3. Put in password etc
  4. Go to resource vault
  5. Choose either Science or the language you need.
  6. Find the resource labelled Habitats Pre Learning.
  7. Share with EAL students prior to habitats project

Here are two examples in Latvian and Somali

Pre-Learning words for Habitat Science Projects

Pre-Learning words for Habitat Science Projects

 

Habitats Pre Learning Words - Somali/English

Habitats Pre Learning Words – Somali/English

Languages uploaded today include: Guajarati, Urdu, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Malay, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish and Turkish.  Thank you to the translators for their help.

To become  a member for these resources contact us at info@emasuk.com or +44 845 009 4939 or UK 0845 009 4939.

December Free E-zine – Baptists, Israel, Quiz, Recipes, Primary Language Awards and Experiential Learning article – Get yours now.

The  December E-Zine is now available.  Members find it in your inbox.

Headlines for this month includes:

  • An article about experiential learning,
  • Israel is the country of the month,
  • Primary Language Awards – Enter now
  • A report on a visit to Jerusalem,
  • the January faith calendar,  and
  • the religion of the month Baptism.

 

There is also a quiz, recipes for chicken soup and falafel and the free resource is a science resource the anatomy of a plant in Arabic.

If you haven’t got yours just email d.mills@emasuk.com and ask to be put on the free monthly E-zine list giving your name, email and address as well as your school or business name.