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How Display Boards can help to Teach English as a Second Language


25 OCT 2018

English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world behind Chinese and Spanish. It is thought that nearly 360 million people claim English as their native language, with another 500 million citing it as a second language.

English as a second language – otherwise known as ESL or EAL – can be a tough skill to pick up. It generally takes years to become completely fluent, but in as little as seven to eight months it is possible to have a basic level of fluency.

Of course, how quickly you are able to pick something up depends on a lot of factors; least of all the teaching resources available to you.

Although textbooks and CD’s are an essential part of learning any language, sometimes interactive methods can be just as effective.Jumbo Display Board

We supply a wide range of display boards that are perfect for ESL or EAL teaching.

Display boards are Velcro friendly, which means that you can attach various learning materials to them without damaging the product.

This makes them perfect for educational games such as matching words to pictures.

We supply a comprehensive range of display boards for you to choose from; each one with its own unique benefits.

Jumbo ESL display boards are 1.8m tall and comprise of up to four panels which are 900mm wide each. The increased surface area makes jumbo display board’s ideal for when you have more learning materials or when you are teaching a larger class.

PVC display boards are our bestselling display option and offer unrivalled value for money. You can choose from a vast variety of sizes – anywhere up to 10 panels – allowing you to customise your display to your space and activity.

As easily as you can add extra panels, you can take them away too.

PVC display boards are lightweight and highly portable, making them perfect for transporting in-between classrooms or venues. In addition to all this, they are also double-sided. This means you can prepare two displays at any one time – or you can showcase learning materials to students from all angles.

Panel and Pole Display BoardPanel and pole display boards are popular because they are reconfigurable. This means that you can adapt your display in a configuration that suits your exact space and needs. In addition, you can choose from 13 fabric colours, allowing you to find the right colour to suit your classroom.

We also supply table top display boards in a choice of portrait or landscape orientation. Table top displays are more suited towards smaller groups or areas, but they retain all the benefits of larger displays.

Table top displays fold down into a padded carry bag, making them popular amongst teachers who are on the move.

All of our EAL display boards dismantle and pack away easily and effortlessly, making them perfect for when space is at a premium.

For a truly portable display that requires minimum assembly effort, folding display boards are your best bet. They simply slot together to create a large format, high impact display, and they pack down just as easily.

For more information about our display boards, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our sales team on 01733 511121.