This section contains useful research, tips,resources and links for teaching bilingual pupils.
The EAL Toolkit (500 downloads) lots of strategies and ideas for support EAL pupils (by Mike Gershon)
Support Strategies for EAL Learners (365 downloads) (from Edinburgh City EAL Service)
Great Ideas for supporting EAL Learners from EAL Nexus and the Bell Foundation
Graphic organisers are also sometimes known as key visuals. They are great for EAL learners because they provide them with an opportunity to access curriculum content and they support the development of academic language. Graphic organisers provide a means whereby learners can organise their thinking, before going on to express their thoughts in English.
- Examples of graphic organisers from the Bell Foundation
- Downloadable graphic organisers from everythingesl.net
Guide for Class Teachers (789 downloads) 10 point Guide from Aberdeen City EAL Service
The Importance of Names (634 downloads) 10 point Guide from Aberdeen City EAL Service
LearningInTwoPlusLanguages (394 downloads)
published by SEALLAC and LT Scotland
Bristol Secondary Schools EAL Induction Pack – an excellent resource containing a variety of information and resources including an EAL Curriculum pack with resources covering General basic and school vocabulary and subject-specific resources.
Essex-County-Council-Online-Resources.docx (359 downloads) – EAL resource from Essex County Council
Eal Strategies – This website, authored by a former EAL teacher from the London Borough of Brent, contains a wealth of resources to be used by teachers and managers to support EAL pupils.
Teaching Bilinguals Leaflet from Bilingualism Matters, University of Edinburgh School of Philosophy, Psychology and Languages Sciences.
FAQS Podcasts from NALDIC “covering typical questions related to catering for the needs of EAL learners.” NALDIC is the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum and is the national subject association for EAL.
EAL guidance from NALDIC and others to help you with teaching EAL and bilingual learners