Recount Writing: Ideas and Planning

In the Intermediate and Advanced EAL classes, we are going on “mini-field trips” at school so that we can write a recount about our experience.

Today, one class heard a story by Ms. Aiqin about traveling in Spain. After our “field trip” we planned our recount writing with pictures and words.




Math: “teen” and “ty” numbers

One topic the Beginner EAL group has visited several times over the past few weeks is listening for and correctly pronouncing the “teen” and “ty” numbers.

We have watched this video and have played math games to practice distinguishing between these numbers.

Parents as Partners:

Talk about how these numbers are “built” in your home language. Is it different than in English or similar?

Hello from Grade 2 EAL

Thank you for finding us here. We hope you will enjoy our blog.

During the year, you will find at this site photos of student work and activities in the classroom, suggestions for supporting your child, and information on EAL and the curriculum.

My name is Ms. Laura and I am the EAL teacher for Grade 2. This is my sixth year at UNIS and before joining this school I worked at Munich International School for five years.







There are three levels of EAL at UNIS: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. At the moment we are busy making sure all students are in the best level to suit their language learning needs.

I will be working with your children, both in the EAL classroom and in each of the homerooms. All EAL students will spend time with me each week working on language structures and vocabulary to help them gain confidence and improve their ability in all the main skill areas of reading, speaking, listening and writing.

I look forward to working together with you, your children, and the other UNIS teachers to help EAL students gain access to the curriculum to the best of their ability while improving their command of English. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss anything about your child’s learning of English. My email address:

I’m also looking forward to meeting you all at the Back to School Night, tomorrow (September 6) and at the EAL Parent Morning (for parents new to the school) on September 22. Tomorrow you will be able to find me in the foyer of the Centre for the Arts Building from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.