The EAL starter pack is for the EAL coordinator to become effective quickly.
The starter pack will help children and parents with English as a second language to communicate with teachers and administrators and understand the school's rules, policies and letters that are sent out periodically.
The pack comes with the following components:
6 PENpals, the Sharelink software, 5 "How Schools Work" posters with 20 languages audio files, 5 "Key Phrases for School" posters with 26 languages audio files, the Welcome Booklet CD-ROM with 18 languages, the "All About Me"CD-ROM with 33 languages.
All the components above are described separately in this website apart from the Sharelink software: this allows teachers, EAL coordinators, parents to make audio recordings on any topic and to sound enabled them on to sticky labels or any other hotspots printed onto any of our posters of books. So for example, if the school wanted to communicate a letter to parents in Polish, a Polish bilingual parent could record the letter onto a sticky label and attach it to the letter sent home with the pen.
Parents would then be able to fully understand the requirements of the letter.
The pack comes in the lockable attache case, with sponge cutouts to support components neatly.
The net price of this pack is £650. Schools and institutions are able to reclaim VAT, please discuss with the bursar.