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ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL, literacy and Functional English resources created by a qualified and experienced teacher. Isla has taught in FE education sector for over 12 years, teaching a variety of learners from 14 - 70, from all over the world as well as the UK. With a specialism in both ESOL and literacy she is well qualified to produce high quality, relevant resources that learners love. Need further inspiration? Then check out her ever expanding social media profiles and website on the right.

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ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL, literacy and Functional English resources created by a qualified and experienced teacher. Isla has taught in FE education sector for over 12 years, teaching a variety of learners from 14 - 70, from all over the world as well as the UK. With a specialism in both ESOL and literacy she is well qualified to produce high quality, relevant resources that learners love. Need further inspiration? Then check out her ever expanding social media profiles and website on the right.
Christmas and Festival Activities and Worksheets for ESOL Learners
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Christmas and Festival Activities and Worksheets for ESOL Learners

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A bundle of my best Christmas resources to comprehensively cover any Christmas and Festival themed ESOL lessons you need over the festive period. Inlcuding a fun listening activity with lyrics to Slade's Merry Christmas, a questionnaire to discuss festivals and Christmas celebrations, and a reading and writing activity drawn from experiences of Christmas and festivals.
Target bank for ESOL learners (ESOL targets)
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Target bank for ESOL learners (ESOL targets)

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A selection of 12 key targets with over 60 related actions to help English language learners set their own meaningful SMART targets. This is a resource I have developed to help my students focus in on specific areas they wish to improve and actions they can take to do this as well as meeting the needs of my FE institution which requires SMART targets for all learners in their ILPs. If you would like to see more of my resources check out my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood?p=2
Maths Symbols, Numbers and Words Card Bundle (ESOL/EAL/Literacy/Numeracy/SLD)
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Maths Symbols, Numbers and Words Card Bundle (ESOL/EAL/Literacy/Numeracy/SLD)

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Together in this bundle are very useful and clear card sets stating numbers in digit and words form, maths symbols, fractions and their word equivalent and days, dates, months and years. Designed with the beginner reader in mind these clear cards can be used for many entry level ESOL or numeracy activities including matching, pairs and ordering activities. Together these resources can form a bank of cards that can be rearranged and made into varying simple sums and sentences to practise use of number and date as well as working on understanding the terms and symbols used in maths.
Target Setting Bundle for ESOL and Entry Level Learners (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL)
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Target Setting Bundle for ESOL and Entry Level Learners (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL)

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In this brilliant time saving bundle you get two target banks aimed at ESOL and entry level learners inluding both academic and pastoral targets as well as templates to write out targets and review them. These are resources I've tried and tested over my teaching career. Target setting can be long and arduous and is hard work with second language learners. These target resources take the strain out of target setting allowing learners to choose their own relevant targets from a set of common areas to improve. These are commended targets that have been tried and tested in an FE environment. This bundle provides the perfect basis for a tutorial lesson on target setting as well as over 20 key targets and over 120 practical actions students can take to achieve their goals.
Pastoral Target Bank - Target Bank for Soft Skills, Study Skills and Behaviour
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Pastoral Target Bank - Target Bank for Soft Skills, Study Skills and Behaviour

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This comprehensive SMART target bank provides 11 key targets with over 70 specific and measurable actions. Perfect for SMART targets for ILPs. Aimed at teenage or adult students, these targets can be printed as designed and given to learners to identify their own targets and highlight actions they feel are realistic or as a copy and paste target bank for teachers wanting a time efficient way of setting targets for multiple learners on ILPs and paperwork. These targets are drawn from over 15 years experience of teaching 14-19 and adult learners. Within the resource I've covered the most common target areas including study skills, behaviour and communication. The targets cover topics of attendance and punctuality, focus, confidence, health, communication skills and more.
Halloween Lesson for ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL Learners
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Halloween Lesson for ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL Learners

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Comprehensive entry level ESOL lesson on Halloween, this well designed PowerPoint takes you through over an hour and half of lesson time, beginning with a word puzzle starter, clear objectives, reading comprehension, vocab activity, questionnaire as well as recap and review activities and questions. The lesson is focussed around the topic of Halloween which is explained in a simple but informative text written with beginner readers in mind.
Writing a Thank You Letter Lesson
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Writing a Thank You Letter Lesson

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A PowerPoint lesson lasting about an hour teaching students how to write a thank you letter. The lesson includes fun starter, mind mapping activity, proofreading exercise as well as planning and writing tasks. Perfect for the end of year when you want learners to practise their writing skills ready for exams as well as thank our amazing support and teaching assistants. Using this lesson learners will be able to create a text they can actually use and give to someone they want to thank as well as reviewing valuable letter writing skills. This lesson is aimed at ESOL/ESOl/EFL/EAL learners but could equally be used with SLDD/ALD learners or entry level literacy learners. If you would like to see more of my resources please see my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood?p=2
Find Someone Who... - Starter activity for ESOL students (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL)
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Find Someone Who... - Starter activity for ESOL students (ESOL/ESL/EAL/EFL)

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This fun starter activity is designed for ESOL or entry level literacy students. Ideal for the beginning of term as a quick 'get to know you' activity. The worksheet included is ready to print, with clear instructions on the second page you'll be able to run with it straight away. Asking learners to find out interesting information about each other, it not only breaks the ice but enables learners to practise simple question forming as well as valuable speaking and listening practice. This is a resource I've used for years, it never fails to get learners chatting and enables them to learn whilst finding out about their peers.
How to Prepare for Discussions
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How to Prepare for Discussions

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A clear and engaging introduction to discussions for learners wishing to develop their speaking skills and prepare for group or class discussions. This PowerPoint has all you need for a complete lesson introducing discussion skills including starter questions, objectives, video links, activities and exercises that will enable your students to consider and learn appropriate phrases as well as good techniques to conduct a discussion.
How to Use Commas
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How to Use Commas

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A thorough and detailed PowerPoint presentation that introduces how to use commas and quizzes learners on correct usage. Filled with interactive activities including an anagram starter, quiz questions and links to further practice online.
Pre entry/Entry 1 ESOL Reader with Activities - Majid Buys a New Phone
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Pre entry/Entry 1 ESOL Reader with Activities - Majid Buys a New Phone

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A printable reader book for pre entry and entry 1 ESOL/EAL/EFL/ESL learners. Comes with key words and phrases list, picture worksheet, picture only version, text only version as well as a plentiful list of activity ideas to create at least one lesson, could easily be developed into many with low level learners. 'Majid Buys a New Phone' is about a young man who breaks his phone and needs to buy a new one. It follows his journey to buy a new phone and provides valuable vocabulary and information about what learners may encounter when purchasing phones in the UK. Lots of activities can be built around the text as well as using it to improve and develop reading skills. Topics that could be covered include: personal details simple questions present and past tense dialogue in shops filling in forms spelling writing simple sentences reading simple sentences recognising key words
C.V. for Proofreading
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C.V. for Proofreading

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Great activity to start a lesson on C.V.s. Cut up the C.V. into pieces and ask the students to construct it. Then get them to proofread for the many mistakes. Allows students to identify and explore the possible layouts of a C.V. and recognise the importance of proofreading such an important document. Perfect for Literacy, ESOL, English and Employability classes from entry levels to level 2.
Tips for Learning English - FREE Video Resource for ESOL/EFL/ESL/EAL learners
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Tips for Learning English - FREE Video Resource for ESOL/EFL/ESL/EAL learners

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Short video with easy tips to help your learners improve their English skills, perfect for any English as a second language learner needing a few ideas to improve their studies. Can easily be set as homework to watch the video and identify a couple of tips that will help them, also works well to help English language learners set workable targets that will help them improve. If you enjoy this video why not check out my other resources in my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood