Including new-to-English, SEND and low level literacy learners
Uses image as the language of instruction • High Interest - low level reading support

 

Learning Village - Village (Primary)

 

Learning Village - Village (Primary)

‘Village' 6-11 includes:

  • High interest, low-level primary focussed environment
  • Image as the language of instruction suitable for learners of any mother tongue, any level of literacy including SEND learners
  • English proficiency level testing for primary learners
  • Game-based learning through online learning through images to help learners support themselves in learning and associated downloadable resources:
    • Survival English (induction to English)
    • Phonics and spelling
    • Curriculum content (academic languages) where needed
  • Used for:
    • Independent learning
    • Small-group teaching
    • Differentiation in class
  • Results tracking and monitoring

 

Learning Village - Islands (Secondary)

 

Learning Village - Islands (Secondary)

‘Islands' 12-16 includes:

  • High interest, low-level secondary focussed environment
  • Image as the language of instruction suitable for learners of any mother tongue, any level of literacy including SEND learners
  • English proficiency level testing for secondary learners
  • Game-based learning through online learning through images to help learners support themselves in learning and associated downloadable resources:
    • Survival English (induction to English)
    • Phonics and spelling
    • Curriculum content (academic languages) where needed
  • Used for:
    • Independent learning
    • Small-group teaching
    • Differentiation in class
  • Results tracking and monitoring

Simple proficiency level testing, assessment and tracking

  • Assess your learner’s speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • Assess your learner’s high frequency word comprehension size
  • Identify your learner’s approximate proficiency level aligned to an EAL continuum e.g. CEFR, BELL, NASSEA, ELLP
  • Track your learner’s progress over time using the Planner and Tracker tool

Award-winning blended learning resources to teach EAL, SEND and low level literacy through image as the language of instruction for learners of ANY language proficiency and ANY mother tongue

Teaches English for learners on EAL, SEND and low-level literacy through:
  • Everyday ‘survival’ English (induction to English and functional English)
  • A full phonics and spelling programme
  • Curriculum Language for Primary and Secondary (for pre-teaching and supporting the development of academic language)
  • Reading fluency and comprehension
  • Accessing associated professional development in your own time (webinars, training sessions and other events)

Offers time-saving resources enabling successful learner self-study and downloadable and customisable resources to support scaffolded EAL differentiation in the classroom and induction to English

  • Ready-made schemes of work with plans, programmes of survival language, curriculum content and phonics learning journeys
  • Ready-made and gamified learning environment to support learner’s self-study
  • Ready-made lessons packs to support differentiation in class
  • Quick and easy-to-use assessment tools
  • Pre-load (and even customise) the resources with suitable content to align to your learners’ curriculum

Used in hundreds of schools across 20+ countries

Versatile Teaching Platform

  • Group teaching
  • Individual learning
  • Home study

 

From simple independent learner-only use to complete customisation of learning and teaching to mirror your curriculum

There are 3 ways to use the learning platform:
  • Independent learning only - Small amount of dedicated time to manage the programme (30 mins minimum)
  • Independent learning with small group/1:1 support - Some time allocated to managing the programme (90 mins minimum or more)
  • Independent learning, small group/1:1 support and differentiation for the classroom - Time allocated to managing the programme (180 mins minimum or more)
  • Home study is always possible and links to parent engagement are fostered.

Learner Engagement

  • Gamified experience
  • Multi-player games
  • Rewards and incentives

 

Learner success through accessible lessons

  • Accessible to all learners using a unique approach to learning through images
  • Accessible language chunking methodology to support repeated, scaffolded steps in learning
  • Adjustable settings to include learners who cannot read or engage well and increase opportunities for success
  • Rewards to support learner engagement including special motivators like population development, upgrades, progress rewards and associated learning

SEND and Low Level Literacy

  • Repetition and drills
  • Break down, build up
  • Multi-sensory and multi-channel

 

Award-winning support for low-level literacy and SEND learners

  • Offering a clear, organised and systematic learning environment
  • Supporting the breakdown and buildup of language including careful scaffolding
  • Use of multisensory and multichannel
  • Use of patterns and drills to embed learning
  • Providing opportunities for success and confidence building as well as learner independence
  • Offering a dyslexia-friendly font

 

What our teachers say

Miriam Mocker

EAL Lead and Year 3 & 4 Class Teacher, The Lubavitch MAT

I am thrilled to share that both our students and teachers have wholeheartedly embraced this new tool. The Learning Village platform has proven to be engaging and effective, creating an enjoyable learning experience for all involved. Its impact on our educational endeavours has been remarkable, and we couldn't be happier with the results thus far.

Jatinder Lambert

Tenby Penang School, Malaysia

I would like to reiterate what everyone has said. This course has been absolutely amazing and is so comprehensive. It has given us a lot of food for thought, and I'm really excited to get started on improving our whole process with EAL provision. Thank you to the team and the facilitators, amazing knowledge, fantastic, I really, really enjoyed it.

Deena Shihadah

TA, Walton-le-Dale High School

It was a very fascinating and useful course that has multiple amazing ways to help engage EAL students through a variety of ways and also with a format that makes it fun for the students to learn. The course was really well set out, everything was broken down in a way that could be easily followed and all questions asked were answered quickly and very well!

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