General Advice for Integrating Non-English Speaking Students

Tips for Teachers

On the first day find out the child's name-a young child with no English might not be able to tell you this.
Choose a dependable child in the class to look out for that child in the yard. Show the child where the toilet is
and teach them the word toilet. As the child is using various objects, name them and ask the child to practice
saying these words (e.g. pencil, rubber, copy). Keep reviewing this.

As time goes by include the child in the normal routine of the class. The child will pick up English from listening
to others, both in the yard and in the classroom and by participating in normal school-life. Ask the child questions,
even if they don't fully understand you. You can help them with the answers.

Set up a Buddy system with the help of some older children, a classroom assistant, etc. This buddy could meet
with the child twice a week for twenty minutes using books, posters or just chatting to concentrate on increasing
the child's vocabulary.

Make use of the resources available in your school (e.g. computers, library).

Tips for using ICT Children need to be literate in their own language to use language software programs.
A parent or perhaps an older child in the school who speaks their language could help younger children.