It is important for EAL learners to practise their English during holidays and times when schools are closed.
You will find here some resources and links to help children develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.
Leaflet for parents and pupils with EAL - Home learning
Please click here to download a leaflet with some ideas for helping your child develop their English while they are off school. Thanks to the following colleagues in schools for assisting with the translations: Faith Spinks and Maria Alexandru.
Helping your child learn
Leaflets for parents, produced by the Bell Foundation translated into: Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Gujarati, Lithuanian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali and Urdu
Online learning for children in primary schools
Online learning for children in secondary schools
Resources to print
Click here for lots of printable British Council resources
Lots of great induction resources for early-stage EAL learners.
Books to listen to!
Books to read in other languages
A range of online books in English and in lots of other languages.
Guidance videos for teachers - home learning
Short videos (first link) followed by longer webinar recordings for teachers on how best to support home learning for children with EAL, produced by the Bell Foundation. The last link is to an online-learning session from the British Council.
These letters are designed for use with parents that have very limited English. Please feel free to adapt these letters to your school's context.
Please follow the link for the latest Covid-19 guidance in 60 languages, produced by Doctors of the World in partnership with the British Red Cross.
This is the latest UK government advice, in English and translated into: Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Somali and Urdu
The following leaflets are in dual-language format with English one side and the translation on the other. They cover a slightly different range of languages compared to the UK government's list above: BSL, Arabic, Chinese, Slovak, Hindi, Polish, Romanian and Urdu