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    Starting off a new EAL group

    Hi,

    I'm an English LSA in Liverpool and did TEFL as part of my degree. There are a number of students within the school, especially at KS3 who have Engliah as their second language, I have volunteered to set up some sort of small group, one to one work with them but would like a little bit of advice on how to start it all off. I will be getting information from their class teachers on areas that they are weaker on, but where's the best place to start! Any ideas would really be appreciated!

    Thank you

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    Re: Starting off a new EAL group

    Hello,
    How many hours a week will you have?

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    Re: Starting off a new EAL group

    I think it's only going to be an hour a week after school

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    Re: Starting off a new EAL group

    What do you think the students expect you to do?

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    Re: Starting off a new EAL group

    To be honest I think that the students need a lot more support in grasping the language, at the moment they are in normal lessons and the teachers don't have the time to give them extra support with their english which is where I come in. Hopefully I will boost their confidence, get them speaking the language more, and as some of them are starting their GCSEs boost their writing. The school is reluctant to take them out of lessons, which is fair enough as we don't want them to miss any work, so extra help has to be fitted in after school!

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    Re: Starting off a new EAL group

    btw, could you tell me what's LSA and KS3? I'm so far from Liverpool ther's no way I could find out

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    Re: Starting off a new EAL group

    an LSA is a learning support assistant, i work within the classroom but on a more one to one basis, or take a smaller group to give a little more support that a teacher may not be able to, KS4 is the what we call the group that are preparing for their GCSEs!

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    Re: Starting off a new EAL group

    That's the point that puzzled me - are they actually a group of uni students doing GCSE preparation?

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    Re: Starting off a new EAL group

    I probably should have made that clearer! They are all secondary school aged, so 13-16 preparing for their GCSEs and as far as I know haven't had much EAL help, so I volunteered to give them that extra support as they are expected to participate in the same lessons as everyone else! With probably just being able to have them together for an hour a week I was looking for ideas with how best to use the time.

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    Re: Starting off a new EAL group

    If you could spare more time than just the class time, it might be a good idea to organise speaking/vocabulry practice as a classroom activity, followed by writing small texts on the same topic as a home assignment. Of course, that will mean a lot more work on your part
    What do you think?
    I find that writing is the surest way to accuracy.

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