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23rd October 1998 at 01:00
The Bilinguals' Introduction to School, from The Chalkface Project is designed to help assimilate secondary students with little English into normal lessons. The illustrated materials are in English, translated into Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati and Cantonese. Pounds 19.95 from The Chalkface Project, PO Box 1, Milton Keynes MK5 6JB. Tel 01908 340340 Teachers of pupils with little English may need to produce their own materials in other languages. Write around the world: producing bilingual resources in the primary classroom gives guidance on planning, editing and designing dual texts. Pounds 4.95 from the Reading and Language Information Centre, Reading University, Bulmershe Court, Earley, Reading RG6 1HY (cheques payable to Reading University).

Workshops for primary science teachers are on offer at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1. They are also available for secondary teachers - the next one is on animals on November 10. The cost is around Pounds 15. Tel 0171 409 2992.

Teaching Abroad offers the chance to teach English - and other subjects - in Mexico, Brazil, Ghana, China, Tibet, Russia, Siberia and Ukraine. Details from Teaching Abroad, Ger-rard House, Rustington, West Sussex BN16 1AW. Tel 01903 859911; e-mail teaching_abroadgarlands.uk.com

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