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Orla Carlin

EAL specialist teaching in the UAE Material for EAL, EAL, English Language, EFL learners and some PE and PSHE material too.

EAL specialist teaching in the UAE Material for EAL, EAL, English Language, EFL learners and some PE and PSHE material too.
A short list of ways to combat anxiety for PSHE
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A short list of ways to combat anxiety for PSHE

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This is a reference sheet of reminders for learners to stick in their personal journals or study books. It list some ways to help reduce anxiety / stress. This is a useful reference point for the beginning of a discussion about anxiety in PSHE / form time or Health and Social Care/ Citizenship.
Past Simple powerpoint ESL
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Past Simple powerpoint ESL

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Grammar Basic ESL lesson- Simple PPT presentation Presentation starts - eliciting a range of activities from images to decipher what students already know Teacher then presents slides with answers after, then students can peer assess. There is a short table explaining how to form the past time regular and then irregular. At the and there is an activity which can be done as speaking or writing.
Brochure for writing
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Brochure for writing

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Brochure template for English, literacy and EAL. Students can design a brochure and also implement some Maths using the heading of pricing. This is good for informative, descriptive and persuasive writing. Simple and easy to use!
Warmer for English/EAL/PSHE or for Geography Science PE
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Warmer for English/EAL/PSHE or for Geography Science PE

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This is a vocabulary brainstorm warmer activity, and old style game that students tend to love. It refrains from the use of technology and has a competItive nature. It is good for English and spelling review as well as a fun warmer or end of year activity for Science, English, PE or Science.
Literacy Punctuation and spelling
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Literacy Punctuation and spelling

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This activity can be used as a basic literacy task for ESL learners or key stage 2-4. The students have to correct the text, if time allows the teacher can get the students to create a vlog with the information. If teacher has resources and extra time this can work as a great extra curricular project with food technology, drama, media studies, ICT and health sciences. The teacher can bring in the food and students can use it as a prop to make vlog. Students love this because nowadys many aspire to be you tubers. It meets literacy, communication, and citizenship objectives.
Sentence types- Simple/ Complex/Compound (Interactive lesson on powerpoint-all student centred!
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Sentence types- Simple/ Complex/Compound (Interactive lesson on powerpoint-all student centred!

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This a Power point with a whole interactive lesson. This a grammar lesson on sentence types for English/ EAL/ ESL/EFL/Literacy and drama. This is for Key stage 3 and 4/ IGCSE/Functional skills. It focuses on simple, compound and complex sentences, the material should last 1-2 lessons, there are a range of pair work activities, group work activities, opportunity for students to write on the board, there is a role - play and peer assessment. The students have examples and a quick assessment quiz also.
Weird sports(extremely engaging and fun lesson) Speaking, summary writing and persuasive writing
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Weird sports(extremely engaging and fun lesson) Speaking, summary writing and persuasive writing

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Intrduction to weird sports to build learners research and team-work skills, this lesson is engaging and fun, it will build learners cultural awareness and provide them with knowledge that will allow them to think outside the box when answering writing or speaking questions for IGCSE English or IELTS. This lesson links with ICT, Numeracy and public speaking as well as English. It is on thr topic of sports but gives learners a more critical insight. They will take part in a discussion, a research activity, presenting activity, create a survey, construct a pie chart, summarise the pie chart and then make a persuasive leaflet on a weird sport of their choice. Fun and appealing to all learning styles.
Literacy resource for KS2/3/4 and EAL
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Literacy resource for KS2/3/4 and EAL

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Students act as teachers and identify the mistakes throughout the health blog, this reinforces their ability to recognize errors and correct in pairs. At the end they can make a video in groups based on the text. A great interactive activity!
Drones, speaking, writing and vocabulary (IGCSE ESL, IELTS, EAL, ESL Key stage 3 English)
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Drones, speaking, writing and vocabulary (IGCSE ESL, IELTS, EAL, ESL Key stage 3 English)

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Whole interactive lesson for English about drones, they are currently a hot topic in the media and becoming a pain to some individuals. There is a lot of interactive discussion, a word search, key vocabulary, writing and a debate. Good for IELTS, EAL learners, ESL, EFL and Citizenship students and also for IGCSE ESL core and extneded learners. Also good for Key stage 2/3 differentation for more able learners.
Amazing spelling game with letters for any age
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Amazing spelling game with letters for any age

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This game is excellent for any age to improve listening and spelling. There are a sheet of letters which need to be copied and laminated each student will receive about 55 letters and work in a group or with another person. The teacher calls out the word and the students have to spell the word using the letters on their desk then call out if they are first t finish. It is so competitive and mostly used in English/EAL and ESL but can be used even as a warmer to review key words in any subject. There are some recommended words form easy to hard but of course the list is endless. All students enjoy this because it is hands on and interactive.