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The Learning Village is an award-winning blended EAL online blended vocabulary, language structure and reading programme for new to English, SEND and low level literacy learners. It supports induction to English, gap-filling and pre-teaching of vocabulary and language structures, for independent learning, small-group teaching and differentiation in class.

SEND and EAL learners of any language background use image as the language of instruction alongside text and audio to gain confidence in the components of reading including vocabulary and language structures, phonics, spelling, comprehension and fluency.

The programme is divided into two parts: The Village, for learners aged 6 to 12 years, and The Islands, for learners aged 12 to 16 years. so it supports both Primary and Secondary levels and can be used for independent learning, small group teaching and class differentiation.

Recommended Usage

20-30 minutes 4+ times a week

Educational Impact

improve attainment
87%
reduce attainment gap
85%
improve teaching efficiency
75%
reduce teacher workload
71%
provide school data
69%
CompanyBusiness Name: Learning Village by Across Cultures
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 2012
Age Range5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16
FeaturesBlended LearningImage As Language Of InstructionReadingLanguage StructuresPhonicsEalSendVocabulary And Language StructuresOnline LearningHome LearningAssessment ToolsReady Made ResourcesReady Made Lesson PlansCurriculum BasedScaffolded LearningGroup TeachingIndependent LearningGive Students FeedbackInstant MessagingFree Eal Webinars
LanguagesAlbanian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bambara, Basque, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan; Valencian, Chichewa; Chewa; Nyanja, Chinese, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Ewe, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Modern, Gujarati, Guaraní, Haitian; Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew (modern), Herero, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Kannada, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Kurdish, Latin, Luxembourgish, Letzeburgesch, Luganda, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malayalam, Maltese, Māori, Mongolian, Lithuanian, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Shona, Sinhala, Sinhalese, Slovene, Slovak, Swahili, Sundanese, Latvian, Swedish, Spanish; Castilian, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yoruba
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookDesktop - LinuxMobile - iPhoneMobile - iPadMobile - WindowsMobile - Android

The Learning Village works best when using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge. It will work on other browsers too, but not optimally. The Learning Village learner experience is a webapp. That means that it is not available in the App Store, but the learner experience behaves like an app. The Learning Village Student Area is iPad-friendly. Please make sure you are running up-to-date software (iOS11 and above), as older versions do not support recording.

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Teacher must create the account.

TagsEALliteracyEnglishSENDlanguagesnew arrivalsbeginner Englishblended learningELLESOLESLEnglish as an additional languageEAL resourcesESL resourcesOnline learningEAL lesson plansEAL Training
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Learning Village pricing starts from £25 / month

You can find more pricing information here: www.learningvillage.net/pricing

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4.9 out of 5

from 17 Verified Reviews

Learning Village has collected 6 reviews in the past 6 months

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Alison

EAL COORDINATOR

Newton College, Spain

Used Learning Village weekly for 3-4 years

Apr 2024

Great ready made resources and visuals linked to the curriculum that support English language learners

Reply from Learning Village:Thank you so much for your lovely review Alison, we are so pleased that you and your learners are getting the most out of the Learning Village.
Alison found Learning Village:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Ready made resources, Curriculum link, alignment to BELL and CEFR
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    The vocabulary resources are great. The visuals really help the children and are linked to the curriculum.
  • Moderately provides school data
    We have a clear route to follow for our Level 1 immersion group - The LV data allows us to judge when the children are ready to move to L2
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    As Eal Coordinator I regularly download LV resources and add as link to the planning docs for teachers to use.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    The science activities have helped some of our children achieve 'expected' for their year group.
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Lilian Doyle

EAL Coordinator and HOD English (Secondary)

Asia Pacific Schools, Malaysia

Used Learning Village daily for 1-2 years

Apr 2024

Overall, it helps improve student attainment, it helps TAs with less experience plan and sequence lessons, the students thoroughly enjoy using it, and it designed for independent learning which aids in teacher work load. It also allows students to see their progress on their language and phonics journeys which helps motivate them.

Reply from Learning Village:Hi Lilian, what a wonderful review, thank you so much. It's great to hear that everyone is benefitting from the learning village and enjoying using it.
Lilian Doyle found Learning Village:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I can have a group of students work on the Learning Village independently at the same time, giving me time to work 1:1 with targeted students. It has also been really helpful in helping less experienced TAs plan and sequence their lessons / support sessions.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    I think this is especially true with the phonics journey as we mostly use the Learning Village for phonics input and almost all students progress dramatically in their reading ages each term.
  • Moderately provides school data
    It's helps us track students ability which informs part of our termly EAL assessments
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    It helps us to plan and sequence lessons. Their training also provides valuable CPD for new TAs
  • Significantly improves attainment
    The phonics journey helps improve reading accuracy. Students enjoy using the Learning Village so having them do something they enjoy also helps with student attainment as it motivates them to want to learn. It's also extremely user friendly and is accessible to students as low as Year 2.
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Michelle

HLTA?EAL LEAD

Beechwood Primary and Nursery School, England

Used Learning Village weekly for 3-4 years

Apr 2024

I personally feel the programme is easily accessible for all. It is a very user friendly programme which encourages the learning of English Language and Grammar through repetition, images and revisiting newly learnt language.

Reply from Learning Village:Hi Michelle, thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you find the Learning Village so user friendly and that you are seeing good results for your learners.
Michelle found Learning Village:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    The programme can be completed independently or via pre made printable resources, as well as having the opportunity to make your own printable worksheets etc
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    On joining the school some EAL pupils progress further than non EAL pupils.
  • Significantly provides school data
    We are able to give individual pupil data to inform the school staff and governors of progress made.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    Children can pre learn vocabulary via lessons on numerous subjects/topics within the Learning Village programme.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Some EAL children surpassing their peers through using the programme regularly
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Fiona Elvin

ESL Coordinator

Skipper Clement School, Denmark

Used Learning Village daily for 1-2 years

Mar 2024

The system is constantly improving. There are support documents, videos and tutorials to keep users abreast in the use of the system. Access to the system has been extremely reliable.

Reply from Learning Village:Hi Fiona, thank you so much for taking the time to review the Learning Village, we are thrilled that you are getting so much out the platform and supporting resources.
Fiona Elvin found Learning Village:
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    The pre-made flashcards and games for language are a ready resource to support group work.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Several highly motivated students have used the system independently and in priority lesson groups to progress from the first to the third level in only a matter of months.
  • Significantly provides school data
    We are able to use small step targets for planning and measurement of progress.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Integrating face-to-face lessons with independent practice using Learning Village lessons, sometimes in rotations, maximises the opportunities to learn and revisit learning.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Students are more quickly able to access first language lessons - where previously we had a two year timescale for full integrations, we have seen some students reduce that timescale to 8 months.
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Joanna Karpiuk-Mochol

EAL Support Assistant

Archboshop Courteney CofE Primary School, England

Used Learning Village daily for 3-4 years

Mar 2024

This amazing tool for supporting EAL and SEND children in their learning journey.

Joanna Karpiuk-Mochol found Learning Village:
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    N/A
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Writing, spelling, reading
  • Does not provide school data
    N/A
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    N/A
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Improving writing and reading skills.
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Una

EAL Coordinator

Used Learning Village daily for 1-2 years

Mar 2024

Learning has been invaluable to use with our EAL new to English students. It has taken a whole new level now that we have started using it also with our monolingual weaker students. Students like working with Learning Village.

Una found Learning Village:
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It helps our EAL students to learn independently survival language. It also allows to help students who are EAL or monolingual to practice reading at a lower level than the mainstream reading software can support.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    same as previous
  • Moderately provides school data
    Data was the training focus, therefore results will show an impact in the next term or so.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves attainment
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Hanneke

EAL Teacher

International Primary School GSV, Netherlands

Used Learning Village weekly for 5 years+

Nov 2021

Using the Learning Village has a great impact on children learning English as a second language. It offers a wide variety of topics, grammar and vocabulary and it enhances things they have learned in the EAL sessions. It's a programme that can be used in the classroom as well as at home where children can work independently. It gives them a good sense of self-responsibilty for their learning. Above all, it makes learning English FUN!

Hanneke found Learning Village:
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Being able to use vocabulary in the correct context and apply grammatical structures more accurately.
  • Slightly provides school data
    N/A
  • Does not significantly increase student collaboration
    They usually work independently
  • Significantly improves attainment
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Ian

Assistant Head

Used Learning Village daily for 7–12 months

Jul 2021

Ian found Learning Village:
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
  • Moderately provides school data
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Pupils can learn at home and we can closely monitor
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Pupils reading ages improving
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Olabisi Akande

Teacher

Used Learning Village for 1-2 years

May 2021

LV allows children to develop their English with support at school and independently at home. Both teachers, TA's and parents can use this to support EAL children.

Olabisi Akande found Learning Village:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Improved speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    competing in games/comparing scores/bingo games
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Developments in reading
  • Does not provide school data
    Not used
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Bindu Grover

EAL Leader Whole School

The British School, India

Used Learning Village for 3-4 years

May 2021

We are looking forward to some more challenging content for Middle school.

Bindu Grover found Learning Village:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    When we've used Learning Village for our Absolute Beginners we have seen significant progress in vocabulary and language acquisition. The progressive pathway for lessons helps ensure the students consolidate a concept before moving ahead.
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
    Putting students together into teams for tasks
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    The learn adaptability to use inbuilt Translanguaging tool and structured lessons are extremely beneficial for an upward impact on attainment gap.
  • Significantly provides school data
    We analyse the students language strengths and areas of development based on the reports available. We also use the data to plan the support for our students.
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Jane de Noord

EAL Teacher

Rivers International School, Netherlands

Used Learning Village for 1-2 years

Apr 2021

Learning Village regularly updates the programme with new resources and useful webinars for teachers. In addition, the friendly team are always on hand to help. The learners love it and so do teachers. We are very impressed and would give it 11 out of 10!

Jane de Noord found Learning Village:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Children with very little or no English soon acquire enough language to participate in class lessons.
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Pre-teaching vocabulary with Learning Village builds confidence enabling children to communicate with their peers and contribute to discussions. The listen repeat, record function is a very useful tool which appeals to learners.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    If learners cannot speak the language of instruction, they cannot follow the curriculum. They have come to a new school in a different culture, where the sights and sounds are strange and often frightening for younger children. The Learning Village is easy to understand and navigate and has the advantage of teaching English while introducing curricular topics.
  • Moderately provides school data
    Tracking the progress of learners throughout the school year is important.
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Lenka Bayman

EAL co-ordinator

Used Learning Village for 7–12 months

Mar 2021

Teaching EAL is challenging as there is no curriculum and no plan to follow. It is also a very isolated role within he school. LV provides everything you need, a plan, assessments, practice and lots of tools to adjust any teaching materials to suit your students need. And there is always something more you have not yet explored

Lenka Bayman found Learning Village:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    I like different aspects, accessing curriculum, phonics and useful tools for newly arrived .
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
    Playing games
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    I had students from Arabic speaking countries that found Latin alphabet very difficult and without that were lost in the class. Learning phonics on LV helped to speed up the inclusion.
  • Slightly provides school data
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Dorota

EAL/Maths Teacher

Used Learning Village for 1-2 years

Feb 2021

excelent tool to build confidence among the foreign students especially those whose level of english is not enough good to be in the class without any help, expand the structures and vocabulary, build readiness to new circumstances in students life

Dorota found Learning Village:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    understanding new language, involment in lessons, growing confidence
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    involment, opening to new contacts, using new vocabulary in a proper context
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    reducing element of isolation from english environment
  • Significantly provides school data
    help subject teachers to understand the level of readiness to particular topics or possibility to rearrange the materials to assess the students in the class
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Ruthanne Sireling

Sen and EAL teacher

Used Learning Village for 18 months

Jul 2020

Learning Village is a fabulous resource. Students can use it on their own with minimal staff input and they enjoy doing so. The resources provide us with differentiation and support for our non EAL students who struggle as well. The support from the company is unbelievable. Every question is answered with patience and speedily dealt with

Ruthanne Sireling found Learning Village:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Pupils who came from abroad were able to use this programme at home as well as in school instead of the regular English lessons and the subject specific vocabulary enabled them to access the subjects
  • Slightly increases student collaboration
    Not really. We use it one to one
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    We have to few EAL students to be able to answer this
  • Does not significantly provide school data
    Not at the moment
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Ragini Patel

EAL Lead/Teaching Assistance

Used Learning Village for 4 and a half years

Apr 2020

Yes I deliver LV with passion and I believe in the programme and see that throughout the years of using LV has made a huge impact on me and the children. The visuals have supported the children’s learning too. I also feel Caroline and Simon have worked extremely hard to make this programme work fr everyone and adapted to all abilities of children.

Ragini Patel found Learning Village:
  • Moderately improves attainment
    A child from Romania no English now is able to construct some sentences independently.
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    Yes I teach in small groups and this helps gain confidence of each child and the wiliness to answer questions and be comfortable
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Many children in our school come to the school without little or no English at all. Once they have used LV you find they are gaining confidence in speaking and gradually gain writing skills.
  • Significantly provides school data
    At the moment don’t have access
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Jane

EAL teacher

Used Learning Village for 4 months

Dec 2019

Too many reasons but to name a few:the children are enthusiastic.

Jane found Learning Village:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    Confidence
  • Moderately increases student collaboration
    talking and comparing experiences on LV
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Children are eager to power through LV and proud of their achievements. Communication in English is greatly improved enabling them to participate in lessons.
  • Moderately provides school data
    Progress of EAL children is easy to share with teachers and other specialist teachers.
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Sarah

EAL teacher

Used Learning Village for 4 years

Sep 2019

The Learning Village is a fantastic resource as it is a teaching tool and a learning aid. It supports the teacher through a vast amount of resources and guidance, and the children through survival language, phonics and topical themes via audio, visual and S&L games.

Sarah found Learning Village:
  • Significantly improves attainment
    The children progress at an accelerated pace, 5 terms in 3, allowing them to close the gap between their peers and perform alongside them.
  • Significantly increases student collaboration
    The children's fluency and accuracy increase rapidly through the use of flashcards game and competitions, which allows them to communicate in more detail and work in groups being able to take turns, share and solve problems.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    The children progress 5 terms over 3. So, the longer they are with us the smaller the attainment gap becomes.
  • Significantly provides school data
    When the children are new to English they are unable to access the curriculum so cannot be assessed against it. The Learning Village provides data and trackers which enables us to see what skills the children have learnt and need to learn, also what proficiency stage they are at.
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