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English as an Additional Language (EAL)


'First language is the language to which the child was initially exposed during early development and continues to use this language in the home and community. If a child acquires English subsequent to early development then English is not their first language, no matter how proficient in it they become.’

Source: School census preparation and guidance for 2007 (DfES 2007)

EAL at Coldfall

52% of our children are EAL. There are over 30 different languages spoken at our school. 

Global Storybook Portal

This is a free multilingual literacy resource for children and young people worldwide. On its website you can find stories in many languages that you can play both in English and other languages.

Helping your child to become bilingual
Parental Involvement (The Bell Foundation)
Practice English with British Council