At the Federation of Eythorne Elvington and Eythorne Elvington, we celebrate Diversity.  We are lucky enough to have children from lots of different background including a range of different ethnic origins and languages.  Many children are bilingual and have no difficulty in keeping up with their peers.  However, for children who have English as an additional language, they may find it more difficult to access the school curriculum whilst they are still in the early stage of acquiring English.  For these children, we can give additional support such as language groups, pre-teaching vocabulary, using visuals to support understanding, at times using the help of other children or parents who speak the child’s native language or use of hand signals and body language to emphasis meaning.  Many of the strategies and resources from ‘Language Link’ (see Assessments) and for children with language difficulties can be useful for supporting children with EAL.