Artis Language


Artis Language is an additional focus area that enables children, particularly those with English as an additional language, to express themselves with confidence.

We encourage children to find their own voice through listening and imitating, and then responding with their own words and sentences. Inclusivity is central to our programme. We make the meaning of words explicit in clear and contextualised activities to enable EAL children at all stages to participate in a meaningful and active way. Our lesson plans have been created around EAL descriptors:

  • speaking
  • listening to understand and respond
  • small group and pair-work tasks and interaction
  • drama, music and movement
  • understanding and interpreting texts receptively
  • understanding and interpreting texts productively.

Click here to view an example Artis Language Session Plan .


I have seen good progress in the children’s work and social skills. They seem much more confident and speak more – put their hands up and are more social with their peers. Progress is also seen in using phrases in writing.

 EAL Coordinator, Jubilee Primary

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