EAL Resources

Here are some EAL resources, documents, and policies you may find useful.

EAL and PGCE Trainees document

Trainees Document [pdf]

EAL Pupil Assessment Booklet

Pupil Assessment Booklet [pdf]

Key EAL Research (Grid Matrix)

EAL Research [pdf]

EAL Updates

EAL: update 1

EAL: update 2

EAL: update 3

EAL: update for mentors

EAL: Update (AT version) Spring 2019

EAL Guidance on Assessment (2018-2019)

NALDIC Statement DfE EAL Proficiency Data Withdrawal

NASSSEA briefing paper EAL Assessment (002)

New Arrivals Guidance

Wigan Primary Starter Pack Activities for Students

Wigan Starter Pack [pdf]

NALDIC (National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum)
Provides a host of information and resources which are specifically relevant to EAL.

Collaborative Learning
A teacher network promoting inclusive education. The website offers many downloadable resources and teaching activities which are EAL pupil friendly to promote talk in the classroom.

Schools Online
International website which assists schools in forming creative partnerships worldwide. The website is supported by The British Council and the DfES.

Languages without limits
Links to a plethora of sources of support for teachers and parents of children who speak EAL.

Intervention/ Educational Software:

Reading Recovery
Provides an outline of the Reading Recovery intervention including the aims of the programme; how to register for various Reading Recovery training and teaching positions; advice for parents with a child who struggles to read; latest research and news, and further information for schools and teachers.

Educational software which supports children’s sentence building, suitable for Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Post-16 pupils.

Oxford Reading Tree Talking Stories
Aim to support individual reading development and reading skills through the use of ICT.

Enchanted Learning
Offers downloadable activity sheets in seven languages. These are particularly good for the EAL beginner pupil.

Provides details of a programme developed in the USA to enhance the academic vocabulary of Grade 6-8 children (UK Year 7-9).

Bilingualism Languages/Literacies Education Network
blen is a non-profit, forward looking, dedicated education forum with an interest in language education and literacy in the widest sense. There are six areas of specialism: primary modern languages; English as a second/additional language; science, language and literacy; primary-secodary transfer; cognition and thinking skills; multiple literacies.

Online dictionary assisted tool for English language learners
Your students can paste any passage into this free online application. Then they can double-click on any word and a small window will pop up with its definition.
How schools are breaking down the language barrier for EAL students

Bilingual classes raise results

Faculty of Education Research

RECAP– the centre for Research into Education, Creativity and Arts through Practice specialises in practice-based research into creativity, learning and the arts, in professional educational contexts through international collaborations http://www.chester.ac.uk/recap

The following are examples of our international practice based research projects:

Inside out / Outside in - Building bridges in teacher education through encounters with diversity addresses the question of diversity in the European classrooms by improving the provision of intercultural competence and understanding in pre- and in-service teacher education.

(2016-2019) https://inouterasmus.wixsite.com/resources/pedagogical-guides

Beyond Text: arts based research, assessment and evaluation is a project concerned with finding ways to support practitioners and researchers to use the arts to conduct high quality research, assessment and evaluation through practice. (2016-2019) https://www.chester.ac.uk/node/40087

ReCreaDe (Re-imagining Creative Democracy) The project engages pre-and in-service teachers in critical dialogues and activities regarding democracy and diversity in ways that will inform their professional relationships, pedagogical actions in classrooms and different communities. (2019-2020) https://www.recreade-erasmus.eu/

All (Artist Led-Learning in Higher Education) focuses on originality in educational tasks, closer collaboration between learners and artists, co-creation, embodied learning methods and integration of arts-based methods in HE. (2019-2020) https://vbn.aau.dk/da/projects/artist-led-learning-in-higher-education

Partners:  Alrowwad Cultural and Theatre Society Palestine, Bethlehem University Palestine, La Nave Va Theatre Spain, University of Aarlborg Denmark, Audencia Business School France, Pedagogical University of Vienna Austria,  LUT University Finland, University of Jyvaskyla Finland, Rapid Action Group (RAG) Finland; Eotvos University Hungary, University of Tartu Estonia, University of Iceland, Iceland, Tokyo University of Technology Japan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway, University of Vic Spain, University of Malaga Spain, University of Flensburg Germany, University of Coimbra Portugal, University of Linkopings Sweden, University of Malmo Sweden, University of Stockholm Sweden, University of Lugano Switzerland.