• Welcoming refugee and asylum seeking learners


    The Bell Foundation has developed a huge range of useful and practical resources for schools to welcome and teach pupils from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds.

    This guidance document helpfully collates many links in one place and is highly recommended.

  • My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!

    This book – aimed primarily at children aged 6-11 years old – is a project of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings and focuses on ‘how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality’. Find it here

  • #COVIBOOK – Supporting and reassuring children around the world

    Manuela Molina, the author, states that ‘I have created this short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation.’ Find it here

  • Understanding Ramadan 2020

    Information on ‘Understanding Ramadan 2020’ here

  • Resources for EAL Learners During School Closures – kindly compiled by NALDIC – March 2020

‘Below is a crowd-sourced compendium of resources that can be used with EAL learners at home with their parents or independently during the school shutdown. I have tried to arrange these thematically, but have not been able to verify every site in detail so there may be some inconsistency. It’s not a pretty list, but I hope it will provide some avenues worth pursuing.

Thank you to the very many members of NALDIC who have contributed to this list – as ever in times of crisis and uncertainty, community strength is all important. We want the NALDIC/EAL community to provide support and succour during these highly unusual times. Please do keep using the NALDIC forum to stay in touch with each other and to share ideas for supporting our most vulnerable children.’


If you have suggestions for inclusion on this compendium, please email h.chalmers@naldic.org.uk. This is an evolving list and additional resources are very welcome.

We highly recommend that you sign up for NALDIC’s ealjournal.org and check our Better Bilingual website and Twitter account regularly for new EAL ideas!

  • Wokingham Schools Hub


A range of resources and guidance materials can be found here to support the development and enhance the provision for your EAL learners from EYFS to Key Stage 3.  Guidance can also be found on developing positive partnerships with parents of EAL learners and empowering these parents to be actively involved in the learning of their children.


·        EAL4Maths Improving language acquisition for EAL learners in maths



·        Multilingual Matters link

Authors and publishers of a wide range of topics including bilingualism and language development.  Their titles include:

You can find further details by visiting Multilingual Matters website: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/


    • The Emma Press

      Just out! ‘The Girl Who Learned All The Languages Of The World.’ Inspire your students to learn and share languages – perhaps a class reader?


      ‘The girl who learned all the languages of the world’

      Promote the love of learning languages through this fantastic book by The Emma Press – ‘The Girl who Learned all the Languages of the World’. A story that poignantly captures the experience of a young girl, Lela, at the dinner table, which suddenly awakens within her a desire to learn all the languages of the world.   Read the book to find out how languages open up her world?  A fantastic class read, which all children will be able to relate to.

      The book provides a fantastic opportunity to introduce words in a variety of different languages – a great way of valuing the multilingual skills of your children, as well as, developing an understanding and awareness of the similarities and differences between languages.  It will enable children who speak other language to feel valued and to develop confidence to share their languages more openly.

      By the end of the book all children will have received exposure to a range of words in Latvian, French, Finnish, German, Spanish, Italian, Estonian, Swedish, Slovenian, Dutch, Maltese and Russian.  An ideal opportunity to add to the repertoire of this book by encouraging children to add to the words in their own languages.

      Can also be read to younger learners or independent reading for children in Y2 and lower KS2. This delightful book will develop curiosity in all children to want to learn new languages opening up new experiences and opportunities just as it does for Lela.


  • Multilingual Matters Publishers

Multilingual Matters is a Bristol based international independent publishing house.  Authors of a wide range of topics including bilingualism and language development.  Their titles include:

You can find further details by visiting Multilingual Matters website: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Please get in touch with us on info@betterbilingual.co.uk for details of the discount code.

Channel View Publications Ltd/Multilingual Matters
St Nicholas House, 31-34 High St,
Bristol, BS1 2AW, UK

Tel: +44 (0)117 315 8562
Fax: +44 (0)117 315 8563
Email: info@multilingual-matters.com


  • Language for Maths Book

    Graham Smith from EAL Academy has always had a strong in interest in the language of mathematics and recently co-authored the Language for Maths series with Steve Cooke


    Get in touch to find out how to purchase the book at a discounted price.


  • EAL HUB – Free EAL resources for teachers

    To support EAL learners at varying stages of English language development.  Visit this link to find out more