Additional Language Resources


General Sites:

Khan Academy

This site has a wide range of video lectures about different curriculum subjects, both in English and in 30 available languages.


Here you will find Twinkl’s collection of EAL (English as an Additional Language) teaching and learning resources. The EAL worksheets, resources & activity sheets are written for teachers, professionals and parents to support them in effectively communicating and learning English as an Additional Language. Includes dual language resources. Does require a subscription to access a number of the resources.

Twinkle are offering a month’s free access to parents to help with teaching resources at home. and enter the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS

EAL Nexus

EAL Nexus resources are differentiated teaching resources linked to curriculum topics. They are designed to engage EAL learners at all levels (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced), keeping the language accessible and the cognitive challenge high. They exemplify good practice and link to curriculum topics frequently taught in schools.

All EAL Nexus resources are free to access and download for educational purposes. The downloads are available both in Word (so you can adapt them if required) and in PDF (in case you have a version of Word that is incompatible).

Flash Academy – a range of EAL resources, some of which are free, in particular

Free Remote Working Packs – 4 weeks of projects

This free pack is suitable for all schools to support EAL pupils learning from home due to the Coronavirus. It covers topics from Story Telling and Literacy to Geography and UK culture, providing several weeks of work.

There is also an EAL platform which schools can subscribe to. This is mainly focussed on vocabulary development.

Learning Village
The Learning Village provides online home and school EAL curriculum learning resources for 6 -18 year old English language learners in schools where English is the language of instruction. It facilitates easy differentiation for English as an additional language across your curriculum. It is suitable for home learning as well as blended learning in school. This is subscription based but good value for money. EAL funding could be used to purchase this resource.

More information can be found here: click here and here

Translation Tools

Google translate app – use a phone’s camera to translate text with the Translate app.

Immersive Reader in Word online has a translation tool.


Websites – Interactive– Sign in for free access due to Covid-19 BrainPOP Jr. and BrainPOP ELL also great! – KS2 – loads of options for young and old – lot of variety, good for lots of things – archived but has good resources -limited offer – older – Videos and games

Worksheets, General resources for Teachers and Parents

Flashcards, worksheets and handouts to match, phonics worksheets, classroom games, certificate templates, and other activities all ready for printing

Worksheets and activities for parents to use with early learners of English based around family routines: – EAL learning for learners in schools. Covers school specific vocabulary, as well as functional English and phonics. Fully image-based so suitable for learners of any language and SEND learners. Assessment embedded.

Glasgow EAL Services has put together a selection of resources here – General classroom activities adapted for EAL learners – resources for teachers – current news articles. More for older children. – – this will be free to schools outside the US soon

Four huge lists of online classroom resources has been compiled by a NALDIC (National Association of Language Development in the Curriculum) member here, here, here and here.

Science resources in Polish and English here and here

General Literacy skills

Gill Education have made their Over the Moon Literacy books/workbooks with ebooks available to the public for free for these age groups – Junior Infants (Reception), Senior Infants, First Class and Second Class (Year3). Search here for Over the Moon.

YouTube and other Videos

Wow English TV

Project Alpha is educational live-streaming TV for kids in Poland (schools also out), interviews, experiments and demonstrations from music through chemistry to zoology and more

Espresso Education

Children’s songs in a variety of different languages (Babel Babies)