Newly-arrived children and young people
Hampshire Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service (EMTAS) supports local authority schools in Hampshire before, during, and after the admittance of a newly-arrived pupil, for whom English is an additional language.
Bilingual learners in Hampshire
Pupils for whom English is an additional language in Hampshire operate in a range of social, linguistic and educational contexts.
They have a wide range of cultural, religious and linguistic backgrounds. There are over 100 language groups in the county and these languages can have their origin in any continent or country.
Children may be at different stages in their second language development:
- completely new to English
- experienced in English as a foreign language in their country of origin and literate but inexperienced users of spoken English
- orally competent in social, conversational situations but needing support in taking on a range of subject-based language 'registers', e.g. scientific investigations, mathematical problem solving
- orally fluent but still developing literacy skills in English
- orally fluent and literate in English and other languages.