Useful Resources Online

Welcome to our resources page. Here you will find links to websites with resources suitable for learners with English as an additional language. You can search by resource type, language, or age range (nursery, primary or secondary).

We have included websites that are recent, free and contain either advice, downloadable teaching or planning resources and are suitable for children from a variety of language backgrounds and ages.

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Aberdeen City EAL Service

Aberdeen city EAL website is split into resources for different age groups. There are links to websites that children can use and links to resources for teachers.

Resources: Guidelines; SEND; Translation; Parental Letters
Languages: Polish; Arabic; English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

Bracknell Forest EAL and Diversity Website

This guidance is aimed at teachers, EAL co-ordinators, subject leaders and teaching assistants. The aim is to share knowledge and practice in this specialist field such that the learning needs of a range of pupils can be addressed.

Resources: Induction procedures; Parental Involvement; Advice for parents; Support; Assessment; Beginners; Reading strategies; Writing strategies; Forms
Languages: Chinese; Czech; German; Hungarian; Japanese; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Solvakian; Spanish; Thai
Age range: Primary; Secondary

British Columbia

Research-based planning tool that can be used as an educational model for instructional and support planning for EAL students with diverse needs.

Resources: EAL planning tool; Refugee Guidelines
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

British Council

Lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children. For parents, we have articles on supporting children in learning English, videos on using English at home and information about face-to-face courses around the world.

Resources: Short stories; Songs; Word games; Videos; Listening activities; Speaking activities; Songs; Worksheets
Languages: English
Age range: Primary

Collaborative Learning

A teacher network disseminating accesible talk-for-learning activities in all subject areas

Resources: Resources; Workshops; History; Science; Geography; Literature; Art; Music; Technology; PSHE; Maths; Citizenship; EYFS
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

Colorin Colorado

Age-specific resources for English language learners created in the USA

Resources: Articles; Videos; Webcasts; Tip sheets; Recommended school support; Curriculum planning; Assessment; Family outreach; Strategies; Best practice; SEND; Literacy instruction; Content instruction
Languages: English
Age range: Nursery; Primary; Secondary

EAL Association of Wales

A not-for-profit national professional association committed to promoting good practice in language and curriculum development for pupils learning English as an Additional Language, and to representing the professional interests of those working with additional language learners in Wales. Membership is requires and is either œ10 for teachers or œ5 for teaching assistants

Resources: Professional assiociation; CPD; Conferences; Reports; Research; Grants; Government policy
Languages: English; Welsh
Age range: Nursery; Primary; Secondary

EAL Highland

Ideas, advice and resources for teachers of childen with English as anadditional language and meeting EAL targets

Resources: Art; Biology; CDT; Chemistry; Drama; English; Geography; History; I.T.; Maths; Modern studies; Music; P.E.; Physics; Science; Targets; Strategies; Best practice; Class signs; Flashcards; Games; Grammar; Letters; Literacy support; Numeracy support; Phonics; Word lists; Writing prompts
Languages: Albanian; Arabic; Bengali; Bulgarian; Chinese; Czech; English; Farsi; French; German; Greek; Hindi; Hungarian; Italian; Japanese; Latvian; Lithuanian; Malayalam; Polish; Portuguese; Punjabi; Romanian; Russian; Slovak; Spanish; Tagalog; Tamil; Thai; Turkish; Urdu
Age range: Nursery; Primary; Secondary

EAL nexus

Great resources across all age ranges including EAL targeted work on GCSE English literature curriculum

Resources: Database; Resources; Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced; Ideas; Strategies; Development; Assessment; CPD; Research
Languages: Many- use their search function
Age range: Nursery; Primary; Secondary

Early learning HQ

Planning documents for EAL across the EYFS and KS1

Resources: Lesson planning; Planning documents
Languages: English
Age range: Nursery; Primary

Edutopia

Strategies and Resources for Supporting EALs from the USA

Resources: Strategies; Resources; Tips; Blogs; Videos
Languages: English
Age range: Nursery; Primary

EMAS

EAL resource library and tools for schools. Over 200 languages covered. Membership required.

Resources: Resources; Worksheets; Text communication tool; Digital communication tool
Languages: Over 200 languages, please search
Age range: Primary; Secondary

E-Maths

Translated maths vocabulary and resources inmany languages

Resources: Worksheets; Vocabulary
Languages: Arabic; Albanian; Bengali; Burmese; Chinese; Czech; English; French; Haitian Creole; Hindi; Korean; Lithuanian; Polish; Portuguese; Punjabi; Romanian; Russian; Slovakian; Somali; Spanish; Tagalog; Tibetan; Ukranian; Udru
Age range: Primary; Secondary

English Language Support Programme

This website has been designed for use in post-primary schools by learning support, language support and mainstream subject teachers, and their students. The resources and activities have been designed to help all students access post-primary curriculum subjects, both junior and senior cycles. There are also resources to help teachers prepare their students for public examination.

Resources: Activities; Lesson Plans; Support; Teachers’ notes; Vocabulary; Advice
Languages: English
Age range: Secondary

ESL Kids

Many resources that are free to download and use yourself, especially designed for EAL children.

Resources: Flashcards; Worksheets; Classroom games; Song lyrics; Games; Vocabulary
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

ESL4kids

A world of resources for teachers of young EALs.

Resources: Games; rhymes; songs; craft ideas; printable materials; tongue twisters;
Languages: English
Age range: nursery; primary

FlashAcademy®

A wide range of resources (both EAL and MFL) which are all free for teachers and which cover a range of topics, including curriculum content.

Resources: Welcome packs; Grammar; Speaking activities; Writing activities; Science; Maths; History; Geography; DT; Art; Literature; British values; Literacy; Phonics; Flashcards; Games; Vocabulary; Worksheets
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

Hertfordshire Grid for Learning

Range of useful informaition, support, resources and links for EAL teachers

Resources: Research; Good practice; New arrivals; News; Meetings; Consultancy; Training; CPD; Policies; Gifted and talented
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

Hounslow Language Service

Resources developed by experienced EAL specialists and have been field-tested in class.

Resources: Language development; Curriculum support; EAL assessment pack; Beginners schemes of work; Multilingual resources CDs
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

Lancashire Grid for Learning

Variety of educational resources, content and managed services to support schools in maximising the benefits of technology to support teaching and learning.

Resources: resources; technology; support; good practice; maths; English; CPD
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

Learn Alberta

Writing examples, videos, ?I can? statements, and benchmarks for EALs

Resources: assessment tools; strategies; writing examples; videos; benchmarks for EAL; research; resources
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

Learn English Teens

LearnEnglish Teens is brought to you by the British Council, the world?s English teaching experts. If you want to learn English while having fun, this free website is just for you. LearnEnglish Teens can help improve your English with reading, writing and listening practice, tips for exams, grammar and vocabulary exercises, games and videos. You can also interact with other teenagers from all around the world. If you want to learn English in your own country, find a face-to-face course near you.

Resources: Reading; Writing; Listening; Tips for exams; Grammar; Vocabulary; Games; Vidoes
Languages: English
Age range: Secondary

Learning Village

Free downloads or paid membership to access more. Supporting differentiation across the curriculum

Resources: EAL framework; flashcards; interactive lessons; role play; flash cards; guidance
Languages: English
Age range: Primary

Mesh Guides

Wealth of information by Dr Naomi Flynn; Chris Pim & Sarah Coles. including activities, information, language theories and case studies

Resources: activities; information; language theories; case studies; evidence; literacy; speaking; key principles; interactive activities; beginners; new to English; planning; assessment; advanced learners; EAL grouping; stages of additional language learning; benefits; personalising; reading; challenges; secondary; writing; evidence; transferability
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

Milton Keynes Council

Downloadable materials, links to other websites and contact details for suppliers.

Resources: materials; resources; links; front covers; language grids; key translated phrases; Chinese characters;
Languages: Urdu; Hindi; Marathi; Punjabi; Somali; Tamil; Arabic; Chinese; Farsi; Gujurati
Age range: nursery; primary; secondary

Nursery Resources

EAL advice for supporting EAL in the Early Years Settings for nursery teachers

Resources: Advice; Research; Support
Languages: English
Age range: Nursery

PBS Kids

Spelling games for younger children

Resources: Spelling; Games; Interactive reading; Vocabulary; Rhyming
Languages: English; Spanish
Age range: Nursery; Primary

Primary Resources

EAL resources in a variety of languages

Resources: Vocabulary; Worksheets; Speaking; Translated phrases; Parental letters; Useful phrases
Languages: English; Polish; Korean; Pashto; Latvian; Lithuanian; Portuguese; Arabic; Welsh
Age range: Primary

Professional Development Service for Teachers

Resources for learning for EAL in primary school. An Irish website.

Resources: Speaking; Listening; Reading; Writing
Languages: English
Age range: Primary

Realising Equality and Achievement for Learners

REAL provides tools that enable schools to assess any new arrival as potentially gifted and talented, or strategies and resources to develop capacity to personalise provision for gifted and talented BME learners and advanced learners with EAL.

Resources: Strategies; Gifted and Talented; Strategies; BME; Development; Advanced learners
Languages: English
Age range: Primary; Secondary

Rocky River

Links for EAL children for online activities from the USA including games, videos, vocabulary; history and stories.

Resources: Links; Pupils; Games; Vocabulary; Lesson plans; Animations; Reading activities; Stories; Instruction; Hostory; Listening; Maths
Languages: English
Age range: Primary

Smithsonian Kids

Not specifically for EAL children but a wealth of resoucres with rich vocabulary from wildlife to geography

Resources: vocabulary; resources; topics; science; geography; videos; recordings; space; history
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

Teach it languages

A selection of resources which are particularly suitable for teaching school age learners, both in a withdrawal context and within the mainstream classroom.

Resources: intervention; withdrawal; mainstream classroom; activities; resources
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

The Teaching Channel

Instructional strategies for teachers of EALs including essential questions and video resources

Resources: instructional strategies; blogs; videos; resources; bridging content; essential questions
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

The TES

The TES is a website with resources for teachers across a variety of subjects and age ranges. All resources are created and made available by teachers

Resources: resources; worksheets; cross curricular; lesson plans; reading; writing; soeaking; listening
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

University of Chester

EAL resources, documents and policies from the University of Chester

Resources: resources; documents; policies; assessment; research; links; trainees
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

Victoria State Government

Resources to support EAL teachers and schools to plan and deliver effective programmes

Resources: resources; interpreters; curriculum; assessment; literacy; new to English; games; advice; refugees; reporting
Languages: English
Age range: primary; secondary

Wokingham New Arrivals Toolkit

Wokingham new arrivals toolkit. Information and general advice about teaching EALs across different age groups

Resources: information; advice; new to English; assessment; forms; language identification chart
Languages: Arabic; Bengali; Sylheti; Cantonese; Mandarin; Japanese; Kurdish Sorani; Nepali; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Tamil; Thai; Turkish; Urdu; Hindi
Age range: nursery; primary; secondary

World Stories

A collection of short stories including traditional tales and new short stories from around the world both in English and other languages. It has audio files.There is also a teachers? section which show the grammar and vocabulary contained in the stories. There are also ideas for lesson plans .

Resources: Stories; Lessons; Songs; Folk Tales
Languages: Akan, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Danish, English, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Javanese, Kannada, Korean, Mandarin, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh, Yoruba, Zulu
Age range: nursery; primary; secondary

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