Who are we?
Southampton Language Service has offered services for schools and settings throughout Southampton for over 25 years (previously the Ethnic Minority Service). The aims of the service are to meet the needs of bilingual learners and pupils where English is an additional language.
Our team provides an in-depth training programme and effective use of bilingual strategies for raising the attainment and wellbeing of English as an additional language (EAL) pupils. We have a team of trained and experienced Bilingual Assistants (BA) who can support accessing the curriculum, using their first/home language.
“The Bilingual Assistant was absolutely fantastic. The BA was great with the pupil and the pupil thoroughly enjoyed working with the BA. The BA communicated well with myself, the class teacher and the pupil’s mum. Can’t thank the BA enough.”
“The BA is a key part of the team and has a great relationship with the children and their parents. This meant they felt comfortable talking to them and this was a great support.”
“We had concerns for the family after receiving a phone call from the parent. The BA was able to contact them and explain fully what had happened and offer them school support as needed.”
If you wish to contact the service, please email us at email@example.com.
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