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EAL – English as an Additional Language

English as an Additional Language

Many of our children can speak not just one language but two – maybe more. Learning in your home language promotes learning in English so be proud and celebrate all the languages you use. 

Useful EAL Resources

The following website is free resources which may be useful for parents/pupils who are learning English as an Additional Language:


World Stories is a growing collection of stories from around the world which are freely available online. The collection includes retold traditional tales and new short stories in the languages most spoken by children in our school.

The languages available include:

Akan   Albanian   Arabic   Bengali    Cantonese   Danish   English   Filipino

French   German   Greek   Gujarati   Hindi   Javanese   Kannada   Korean

Mandarin   Pashto   Persian   Polish   Portuguese   Punjabi   Somali

Spanish   Tamil   Turkish   Urdu   Welsh   Yoruba   Zulu


The books in these languages are translated into English, and you can download text as well as audio/MP3 of someone reading the book in both languages. It is a very useful collection for our students who are learning their first language as well as English, and may also be useful for parents who are learning English. There are also areas for parents and teachers with more information and exercises.

You can click on the above language, or go to the home page of the site at: