Welcome to Oasis EAL

English as an Additional Language

We recognise that many children in early years’ settings will have a home language other than English.  We believe that acknowledging and celebrating children’s home language promotes confidence in their own abilities and raises their self-esteem. We feel that play should promote self-image and value the experiences of each other and a respect for our different backgrounds. We recognise and reassure parents that their child will benefit if they continue to use their home language and we encourage them to spend quality time in this interaction with their child.