English as an additional language (EAL)

Advice and resources to support pupils learning English as an additional language

About EAL 

Learners with English as an additional language (EAL) are not a homogeneous group. Some learners with EAL may be new to English; some may have achieved social, but not academic fluency and some may be advanced bilingual learners. In addition, a complex interplay of factors such as language development in English and the first language(s), the pupil’s experience of working in more than one language, their culture, ethnicity, previous educational history and socio-economic status, will all form part of their experience and their learning journey. 

What the EMA Network offers 

EMA Network offers support, advice and training to schools and settings wishing to develop their provision for pupils with English as an additional language. The EMA Network resource centre contains a wide range of texts and artefacts that support EAL development.  These resources are held in a secure area of the EMA web pages. 

 Please contact the EMA Network to obtain a password for the secure area. 

If you already have a password, please go to the EMA Network Secure Area to access these resources. 

Last Updated: 17 June 2020