Teaching EAL Pupils

This section contains useful research, tips,resources and links for teaching bilingual pupils.

Key EAL research – information about reports and research on EAL learners

The EAL Toolkit (1913 downloads)  lots of strategies and ideas for support EAL pupils (by Mike Gershon)

Support Strategies for EAL Learners (1486 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.

Guide for Class Teachers (2394 downloads)  10 point Guide from Aberdeen City EAL Service

The Importance of Names (2478 downloads) 10 point Guide from Aberdeen City EAL Service

LearningInTwoPlusLanguages (1328 downloads) published by SEALLAC and LT Scotland

Stages of English Language Acquisition (1578 downloads)

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 (1515 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.

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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

Articles, case studies and podcasts showing how ICT can be used in EAL teaching and learning – from NALDIC

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