EAL teaching resources – helping school-age learners in mainstream education

Below, we've compiled a selection of resources which are particularly suitable for teaching school age learners, both in a withdrawal context and within the mainstream classroom. If you're teaching CLIL, try our 'Quick search' box.

 

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Save energy – save the planet!
Useful for IELTS and for EAL students: a sorting task which feeds  … read more
5 teachers love this resource (5) 4 teachers have reviewed this resource(4)Preview
B1 B2 | ELT | Speaking | Writing | VocabularyPublished: 20/05/2013 | 
Public speaking tips: body language
A versatile lesson suitable for students of General, Business  … read more
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B2 | ELT | Speaking | Listening | Published: 27/03/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Making a speech or presentation
My school timetable
A reading puzzle where students work out the timetable from the  … read more
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A2 | ELT | Reading | Vocabulary | Published: 29/06/2012 | From the resource collection(s): School
Similes and metaphors
A simple yet thought-provoking way to help learners understand  … read more
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B1 B2 C1 C2 | ELT | Writing | Published: 26/01/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Poems
Absence notes
A step-by-step lesson to get children writing their own sick  … read more
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B1 | ELT | Writing | Published: 12/01/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Letters, emails and postcards (intermediate)
A different school
An interactive whiteboard resource about an Australian school  … read more
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B1 | ELT | Grammar | Published: 17/08/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Questions (intermediate)
The Canterville Ghost
Uses an excerpt from the short story by Oscar Wilde to practise  … read more
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B2 C1 | ELT | Grammar | Published: 27/07/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Grammar overview
All about Easter
An informative text about the origins and traditions of Easter,  … read more
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B1 | ELT | Reading | Published: 23/03/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Seasonal resources
The road not taken
A famous poem about making decisions that all learners should  … read more
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B2 | ELT | Reading | Published: 02/03/2011 | From the resource collection(s): Poems
The Sign of Four
Practice listening for names and getting the gist of a film,  … read more
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B2 C1 | ELT | Listening | Published: 16/11/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Books and movies (advanced)
Classroom phrasal verbs
A Total Physical Response lesson for teaching common instructions  … read more
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A1 A2 | ELT | Vocabulary | Published: 03/11/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Multi-word verbs (basic)
Mathematical magic
Fun tricks with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  … read more
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A2 B1 B2 | ELT | Listening | Vocabulary | Published: 06/04/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Numbers
Victorian times
A reading comprehension about the Victorian era in Britain with  … read more
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ELT | Reading | Writing | Published: 15/03/2010 | From the resource collection(s): Past (basic)
News-based lesson: A Sahara seething with monstrous crocs
The 'Health & Science' feature from p17 of The Week magazine  … read more
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B1 | ELT | Reading | Published: 11/12/2009 | From the resource collection(s): News-based resource [The Week]
Write your own English poem
A worksheet that guides learners step-by-step through the stages  … read more
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B1 | ELT | Writing | Published: 14/09/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Creativity
Making sets
Children put pictures into circles of string to make sets. They  … read more
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A2 B1 B2 | ELT | Vocabulary | Published: 03/04/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Everyday words
Multiplication grid
Learners fill in a grid by multiplying the numbers from the rows  … read more
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A1 A2 | ELT | Speaking | Listening | Published: 02/03/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Numbers
Letting it flow
This activity makes students realise the importance of textual  … read more
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B1 B2 | ELT | Writing | Published: 23/02/2009 | From the resource collection(s): Writing games and activities
Describing a story
Students complete a summary of the Harry Potter series with key  … read more
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B1 | ELT | Vocabulary | Published: 08/04/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Books and movies (intermediate)
Animal magic!
Children learn vocabulary for animals and creatures that live  … read more
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B1 | ELT | Vocabulary | Published: 11/03/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Animals (basic)
Newspaper reports: practising the passive
A beautifully-structured series of activities, from using a newspaper  … read more
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B2 | ELT | Grammar | Published: 22/02/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Passive
Students with problems
A set of activities based around everyday school life to help  … read more
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A2 B1 | ELT | Grammar | Published: 21/02/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Present (intermediate)
School uniform
A structure to help students write a for and against composi  … read more
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B1 B2 | ELT | Writing | Published: 25/01/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Essays
Achieve your dream
An enticing stimulus for a letter writing task. Students apply  … read more
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B1 B2 | ELT | Writing | Published: 25/01/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Letters, emails and postcards (intermediate)
Save our college!
Guided resource designed to give students the opportunity to  … read more
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C1 C2 | ELT | Speaking | Published: 25/01/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Group decision-making
Reading project
Students share experiences of reading fiction and non-fiction  … read more
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B1 B2 C1 C2 | ELT | Reading | Writing | Published: 25/01/2008 | From the resource collection(s): Reading games and activities

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