The Bell Foundation

We work in partnership to create opportunities and change lives through language education for excluded individuals and communities. We also aim to change practice, policy and public opinion through evidenced-based research.

EAL Assessment Framework for Schools

New Version 1.1 now available for free download

EAL Nexus - Resources

The EAL Nexus website provides FREE high quality resources and information to help mainstream teachers effectively teach and support learners with EAL

Educational Outcomes of Children with EAL

A new report analyses current policies and funding for EAL learners and provides recommendations on how they can be supported to fulfil their potential

Changing lives and overcoming exclusion through language education

We offer two programmes:

EAL Programme

Our EAL programme seeks to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged children in the UK who have English as an Additional Language, in order to benefit the individual child and society as a whole.

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Language for Change Programme

The Bell Foundation's Language for Change programme seeks to contribute to reducing the re-offending rates of ex-offenders and prisoners who have English as a Second Language through removal of the language barrier to rehabilitation.

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Research & Policy

EAL and Educational Achievement

Cash for pupils without English as a first language should be better targeted, as research shows big difference in results.
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Language Development and School Achievement

This report presents the findings from a three year research project by a multidisciplinary team at the University of Cambridge…
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Policy, Pedagogy and Pupil Perceptions

A research partnership between The Bell Foundation and the Centre for Education for Racial Equality (CERES), University of Edinburgh
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