English as an Additional Language (EAL) Materials

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Materials

English as an Additional Language (EAL) students have a home language that is other than English. The resources listed below support teaching English language skills to adults. Some resources focus on developing both language and literacy. They are for EAL, ESL, ESOL and ESL literacy teachers and tutors and anyone interested in EAL teaching. Every resource is either available online or may be borrowed from the Decoda Literacy Library.

The following resources are good introductions to teaching adult EAL students:

ESLSAP tutor handbook

This resource is for tutors helping ESL learners to learn English through focusing on settlement issues. It offers practical information in 10 modules. This tutor resource includes strategies, resources, and activities. It is also available online.

 A Practical Guide to Teaching ESL Literacy

A useful and in-depth resource for ESL literacy practitioners, this resource can support both instructors with dedicated classes of ESL literacy learners and instructors who have ESL literacy learners mixed with non-literacy learners. This resource introduces a Framework of Literacy Skills for Adult ESL Literacy Learners, which outlines the skills for the development of literacy. The resource also explores effective approaches to teaching adult ESL literacy learners. A copy is available in the library for borrowing.

Tutoring English as a Second Language (ESL) Learners

This online guide describes the role of the EAL tutor and outlines ways to assess needs and abilities and build speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.