The Bell Foundation is delighted to announce the relaunch of the EAL Nexus website following the transfer of the site from the British Council. The site will continue to be developed as part of our wider EAL Programme. The resources remain FREE and available for mainstream school staff to support the teaching of EAL learners, whatever their proficiency in English.
There are over 200 curriculum based resources on the site which teachers can search for by subject, age and level of English. There are resources for beginner, intermediate and advanced EAL learners (from A to E on the DfE language proficiency scale), covering the full compulsory school age-range from 5 to 18. The site aims to cover all curriculum areas, with most of the resources linked to English / Literacy, Science, History and Geography.
As we move forward we plan to continue developing the website, and therefore we would like to invite EAL Nexus website users to provide feedback in order to influence the direction it takes. We are keen to hear your ideas, feedback, what you like and what you would like to see more of. If you would like to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and use ‘Nexus Influencer’ in the subject line.
Notes to Editor:
- The EAL Nexus website was launched in 2014 and was hosted by the British Council, in partnership with The Bell Foundation, until November 2017 when the Foundation took over full ownership and integrated EAL Nexus into the wider EAL Programme. The new look site was launched on Wednesday 14 February 2018.
- In 2017 the website was visited by over 320,000 users from across the world and particularly from the UK, USA, India and Australia
- The Bell Foundation’s main focus is to work with partners on innovation, research, training and practical interventions. By generating and applying evidence, we aim to change practice, policy and systems for children, adults and communities in the UK disadvantaged through language.
- In addition to the free resources available on the EAL Nexus website, the Foundation also provides:
- An EAL Assessment Framework for Schools which is available free of charge to all schools in the UK. The Department for Education (DfE) now requires all schools to include details of their EAL pupils’ English language proficiency as part of school census data. To support teachers to meet this requirement, The Bell Foundation has worked with leading EAL assessment experts at Kings College London and The University of Cambridge to design an EAL Assessment Framework for Schools.
- Research in partnership with leading universities to support our programmes and to add to knowledge in our programme areas