Community Village

Supporting school community members with their integration into school community life!

High interest, low level reading - image as the language of instruction for learners of ANY language background.


Do you teach adults who are new to English?


Do you want to build a community spirit with new-to-English adults?


Are you a teacher in a school?

Everyday survival language

helping learners with functional social language and the language of learning

A full phonics programme

to support learners with decoding the English script, leading on to teaching the first 2,000 high frequency words

Academic and technical curriculum language

to support learners with accessing the curriculum – primary and secondary – through curriculum content vocabulary and language structures

Reading fluency & comprehension

helping learners with the components of reading, allowing them to comprehend through images, and practise rehearsal of language with fluency exercises

Online & offline EAL provision

The Community Village is the new, sister programme to the highly successful Learning Village. It is designed for:

  • adults working in English-medium international schools
  • parents and carers of EAL learners in schools

Following successful trials in several schools, the Community Village has now officially launched!

Some of our awards

Assessment and tracking

The Learning Village continually assesses learner progress and tracks each learner’s engagement, success and challenges. The system provides teachers with an automatic breakdown of progress for each learner, with advice on the next steps.

Teachers can also use the integral Planner & Tracker tool for their own assessments and to plan future learning.

Learn/practise/assess methodology

Learners learn through topics presented in images, audio and text. They practise through scaffolded matching, spelling, sentence-ordering exercises and games. They are assessed at the beginning and end, to track their learning and support their next steps.

Fun and interactive practice games

The Learning Village is engaging, fun and immersive! Through practice games, learners build their knowledge step by step.

Customise your learner's journey

Every learner has different abilities – and every school has different needs. Teachers can easily search the Learning Village to find the lessons their learners need to focus on.

Create your own lessons

Teachers can use our dedicated tools to create their own lessons on the Learning Village – on any subject they wish! They can also make specific requests for further content and resources from the Learning Village team.

Offline resources

The Learning Village offers a blended learning experience, mixing online and offline learning. In addition to the online programme, we provide a wealth of offline resources – and the capacity for teachers to create their own.

Our aim is to keep teachers in the driving seat: they know their learners best and understand the environment in which they are working.

Multi-player games

Our exciting, safe, multi-player game options let students revise learning by playing games against students in their own school – or in the 30+ countries in which the programme operates.

Populate your village/islands

Learners make virtual friends as they progress through their learning journeys. Each friend provides a short comprehension exercise, to consolidate learning.

Upcoming events

Thursday, 18th May 2023
Virtual course (entirely online)
Thursday, 15th June 2023
Virtual course (entirely online)

What our teachers think

Mandy Hayer, Assistant Head, Tudor Primary School

Feedback from parents

The biggest impact we notice was the parent’s confidence levels increasing and a willingness to engage with the school staff.

Each month the parents were invited to attend the school’s soft start Learning Village workshop for their child/children. We wanted parents to be able to observe the EAL support teacher teaching the programme to their children and to share ideas and strategies so the parents could continue to support their children at home using these techniques.

The post-questionnaire was completed by all parents and 100% of parents now feel confident speaking in basic English when needed to communicate with school staff, and have a better understanding of how to support their children at home.


School scoreboards:

Top schools for: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Tudor Primary60121,918,796
Buxton School4081814,289
Wood End Academy1553718,040
Groningse Schoolvereniging2814702,439
ISL (Luxembourg)5144674,294
Academia Británica Cuscatleca51623,144,582
Tudor Primary60121,898,850
Levenshulme high school87281,345,391
Groningse Schoolvereniging28141,322,363
The British School58501,264,433
Academia Británica Cuscatleca51624,333,203
The Royal School Wolverhamptonn150662,586,058
Tudor Primary60122,412,154
The British School58502,094,494
Tudor Primary60123,412,121
The British School Warsaw211422,058,529
The British School58501,703,296
St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hendon87261,333,840
St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hendon87265,378,330
IPS Almere260042,298,532
Tudor Primary60121,729,126
The British School58501,572,999
The British School Warsaw211421,394,599
St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hendon87262,961,579
The British School of Guangzhou53502,807,815
Ormiston Primary314171,550,082
Shortstown Primary School286391,371,314
The British School Warsaw211421,279,510
The British School of Guangzhou53506,058,448
Learning Village Virtual School595164,487,542
British School Salalah460702,164,455
The Forest Academy120281,692,455

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hendon872612,307,791
Tudor Primary601212,060,283
The British School of Guangzhou535012,020,403
The British School58509,778,976
Academia Británica Cuscatleca51628,916,880
Holsworthy Community College29506248,785
Paraparaumu College29360130,503
St James CofE Junior School7039491,394
Yinjie Qiao's Learning Village1426790,428
The British School of Guangzhou5350188,701
Lady Elizabeth7600087,846
Tenby Setia Eco Park7406687,571
The British School Warsaw2114284,892
Widney Junior School4334581,631
The British School of Bahrain828128,867
Brindley Heath Academy748088,014
Emerson Park Academy798207,831
Kings Leadership Academy Bolton662796,494
Whangarei Boys High School580776,136