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Click on the links below for online EAL resources.

For All Ages


Armored Penguin:  Simple site with lots of crosswords, word puzzles and word matches to improve your students’ vocabulary skills. You can use this site to create your own puzzles


Audible: Books available in 6 different languages including, French, German, Italian, Manderin, Portuguese and Dutch


Adele's ESL Corner: Useful resources to improve your students grammar, listening, vocabulary and reading


Agenda Web: For all levels, this web-page includes grammar, vocabulary, verb, comprehension, phonetics and reading exercises; there are also audible fairytales, nursery-rhymes and cartoons, and an abundance of worksheets


BBC Education Bitesize Useful materials for all ages and subjects (although not EAL specific)


EAL Nexus: Teaching resources for both Primary and Secondary aged pupils on a range of topics including science, history, and maths; also has advice pages for parents

EALhub:  A week-free subscription for access to resources for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 pupils


IXL Math:  IXL assists pupils in mastering essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support and motivating awards


ESL Flashcards: Flashcards and pictures on lots of different vocabulary topics


EAL Highland: Brilliant website with loads of resources specifically for EAL pupils (e.g., words list’s in various languages for Maths, Geography, Science, etc.)

ETF ListeningListening resources from the Education & Training Foundation for those new to ESOL 

ETF PhonicsPhonics resources from the Education & Training Foundation for those new to ESOL 


Handouts Online: Hundreds of ESL/ TEFL and ESL worksheets ready for printing or online lessons


ie Languages: Free ESL lesson plans to download


Literacy Trust: The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire, and Entertain Children in Lockdown


HowtoSpell: Spelling quizzes and games for all levels


Tes: Plethora of resources for primary and secondary pupils


Twinkl: Planning and assessment materials and teaching resources


For Younger Learners

British Council Learn English Kids: Printable worksheets, games, songs, etc. for younger learners


Digital Literacy: Online materials to practice reading, writing, speaking and listening for zero/low literacy students


Teaching Ideas: Practice worksheets for English, Maths, Science, and other subjects; not specifically for EAL learners, but still useful


ESL Galaxy: Fun, printable board games on different vocabulary and grammar topics


English 4 Kids: Worksheets on spelling, verbs, and vocabulary

Phonics Play: Unlimited access to selected games and teaching ideas across several phases

For Older Learners


Audio Books: They can listen to a story and then write a summary/draw the story


BBC Bitesize: Resources covering all GCSE subjects (not EAL specific but useful anyway and good for your own revision!)


ESOL Nexus: Resources for adult learners on grammar and life in the UK, but may be useful for older secondary-aged pupils

English Page: More advanced exercises on vocabulary and grammar; especially good for gap-fill exercises on different verb tenses


Student Action for Refugees:  ESOL and English Conversation Club Resources


Teaching English | British Council: Lesson plans, and shorter activities, as well as ideas for using stories and poems and lesson plans dedicated to areas of UK history, literature, and culture to help your learners improve their English in engaging, motivating and enjoyable ways

TELF: Resources for teaching film English, breaking news English, ESL Hip Hop, and further ESL resources

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