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23rd September 2005 at 01:00
* Around 700,000, or 10 per cent, of pupils in the UK have a language other than English as their mother tongue

* Many of them speak several languages or dialects

* English as an additional language pupils can receive specialist help - jointly funded by LEAs and central government - to reach their academic potential

* Videoconferencing can allow isolated EAL pupils in rural areas to link up with pupils and specialists

* Only a quarter of NQTs feel they are adequately trained to cater for EAL pupils

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