The Young Interpreter Scheme consists of training for pupils aged 5-16 to help new arrivals with English as an Additional Language (EAL) feel welcome and settled in their new school environment (Hampshire EMTAS, 2014).
This article reviews the relevant literature in order to clarify the context around children and young people acting as interpreters, and describes the scheme.
It then focuses on a research project – from its methodology to its findings and reviews the implications for the scheme, practitioners and the wider EAL community.
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