Collaborative Learning Project Collaborative Learning Project -a teacher network to share resources that promote talk and provide access for EAL learners
The English as an Additional Language Association of Wales (EALAW) is a not-for-profit national organisation committed to the advancement of language and curriculum development for pupils learning EAL.
The EAL Nexus is a site set up by the British Council to provide teachers, students and parents with a resource base of free materials and advice.
A very practical and clear site for UK teachers with lots of links to resources and materials.
The Scottish government's education site hosts a wealth of information and resources including video case studies, assessment materials and phase specific guidance and resources
The EMA online portal provides online access to EAL and bilingual teaching materials and resources through a contributory database
A US based ESL/EFL inspired site with useful games and links
ICDL International Children's Digital Library . Free digital books for children, To date the library has a collection of over 4500 books in 61 languages. For iPad apps http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icdl-free-books-for-children/id363731638?mt=8
The primary aim of tLanguages without Limits is to support teachers whose role it is to support foreign language teachers in their efforts to make effective provision for learners of all abilities. Useful EAL links page although not all have been updates to reflect recent changes.
Multiverse Multiverse website closed on 31 March 2011 but an archive version of the site is available at http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20101021152907/http://www.Multiverse.ac.uk/
Multilingual Learning Website ESRC-funded seminar series brings together research from recent and ongoing projects on complementary schools in the UK and internationally.
This website has been created to help parents get together and form bilingual playgroups or carry out other types of language related activities
NASSEA is a professional organisation representing northern services and teams of staff focusing on Ethnic Minority Achievement (EMA). The association has members from 31 Local Authority Services and teams stretching from Newcastle to Cheshire. Member services work with schools and other educational settings in a variety of ways to meet the needs of ethnic minority pupils. The structures for delivery of these services range from peripatetic services in rural areas to school-based teams in inner-city areas.
National Literacy Trust The National Literacy Trust's website and online database is provided on a free access basis to help everyone concerned with promoting literacy in the UK to work collaboratively. A new feature is the Tips for Talking to your Baby in 12 languages.
National Resource Centre
The National Resource Centre is a support network for supplementary schools and aids newly arrived communities, local authorities and many others. Includes a database of supplementary schools
Omniglot is an encyclopedia of writing systems and languages. The website contains useful links to websites for mulitlingual books and resources, advice and guidance for bilingual families, bringing up bilingual/multilingual children.
The 'Our Languages' project supports community languages teaching and learning and aims to encourage community cohesion, celebrate pupil achievement and promote plurilingualism.
Real (Realising Equality and Achievement) which originated with London Gifted & Talented worked with a national network of schools and local authorities to develop a bank of web-based guidance, tools, resources and multi-media training materials.
Teachers TV has closed but Teachers TV material can be found on a number of websites including TES and teachersmedia. The advantage of the Teachers Media site is it can be searched by EAL but TeachersMedia are intending to charge for new programmes although archive programmes will remain free.
The EMAG forum page of the TES site is well used by mainstream teachers and features ideas for those with limited experience of EAL learners as well as an EAL are specifically designed for new teachers.
Edu.bham.ac.ukThe University of Birmingham bilingualism database is intended for use by those interested or involved in the field of bilingualism whether they are professionals, researchers, students or parents of bilingual children. The database brings together many articles of interest to those working in the field.
Teaching English with Technology (TEwT) is a free online peer-reviewed journal that seeks to disseminate cutting-edge work focussed mainly on the use of technology in TESOL (Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages).T
The Dual Language Showcase contains examples of dual language ebooks made by children of Thornwood School in Ontario, Canada.