New Report: Proficiency in English is central to understanding the educational attainment of learners using EAL, but how long does it take to achieve, and what support do these learners need?

Research ‘English as an Additional Language: Proficiency in English, educational achievement and rate of progression in English language learning’¹ published today by the University of Oxford, The Bell Foundation and Unbound Philanthropy is the latest report in a research programme on English as an Additional Language (EAL).  The report provides vital insights into how long … Continued

Blog: The three admission phases for new arrivals using English as an Additional Language (EAL)

The simplicity of the term ‘English as an Additional Language’ (EAL) masks the complexity and diversity of this group of learners, and new arrivals are no different. Their language proficiency can range from ‘New to English’ to ‘Fluent¹’. The young person can arrive at any age, and different learners come from different socio-economic and educational … Continued

News: The Bell Foundation launches new tools to support teachers in multilingual classrooms

As term gets underway many teachers will be preparing lessons for increasingly diverse, multilingual and multicultural classrooms, some for the first time.  To help teachers better assess the language development needs of their pupils for whom English is an Additional Language (EAL), The Bell Foundation has, today, launched new, free EAL assessment and reporting tools … Continued

New EAL Webinar Series Launched by The Bell Foundation

The Bell Foundation has expanded its English as an Additional Language (EAL) thought leadership provision by launching a series of free EAL webinars aimed at developing and embedding expertise amongst senior leaders and EAL staff in school, local authority education staff, policy-makers, and academics. The webinars are part of the Foundation’s Language for Results initiative … Continued