EMASUK resources and tools- a new, inclusive and equitable approach to linguistic diversity

Multilingualism, far from being a problem, can be part of the solution to Europe’s current impasse: multilingual people are better at multitasking, are more creative and innovative; multilingual people have a greater capacity for being open-minded and perceptive; multilingual people are a more mobile workforce and often obtain better-paid jobs. To sum therefore, multilingual people are better-equipped for the challenges of today’s world! 

That is why we have created resources and tools to support you whatever your workforce turnover or needs.

Hospitals never know the nationality of their next patient or their spoken language but they need sometimes act quickly to make the patient better.

Councils also never know the nationality of their next customer/client yet still have to communicate. This can prove to be costly not only financially but in time waiting for someone to help and the patience of the two people invoved.

Business leaders trade over many borders through different languages but cannot expect to be fluent themselves in every langauge that they wish to engage in.

Make you and your team multilingual with the touch of a button and our ward winning TWO CAN TALK software.

See the website or contact us on info@emasuk.com

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Why using games are good for developing linguistic literacy?

 

Developing resources for children means working towards their attention span and ability levels this often means creating resources that are one hit visually appealing with the information required. For example if I were to want to learn the numbers 1-10 in Welsh the simplest way would be to practice counting, but this often gives you  a  linear view of numbers. This means that as a learner I know that 5 comes before 6 so 6 must follow 5, but if you threw the number 8 at me if I hadn’t gone from 7 then I could end up stumped.

 

If we were to develop this further into a game of snap and I played against a welsh speaker as the numbers went down they would say what was on the card, I would hear this and I would know what it sounded like, consequently, I would learn very quickly what the number represented or I would lose my cards. This is an non- linear method of teaching number progression its fast, efficient and fun, and the majority of learners don’t even know they have done it. This works with numbers really well but if I wanted to learn animals then perhaps a game of pairs would be better.  The secret of the learning part of the game is to make sure that both parties verbalise what they are seeing. The same cards could then be used to develop a game with  flash cards or clock solitaire.

Within the resource library is a series of cards that cover the basic words needed to have a good understanding of curriculum areas such as maths  and science and can be used in 100 different ways.

The cards and activities are good all round learning and assessment tools as well as having the added ability of  being sent home for parents to play as well as being ideal games for wet playtimes.

See our Facebook page for todays free resource of  animals that live in ponds.  I especially chose Malay as un-translated the one words says IKAN EMAS and supporting learners is what we all Kan do. Which animal is it?  Clue we all know that EMAS means gold as we always talk about the Golden Welcome as we want to give everyone a golden welcome.

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