English as an Additional Language

Welcome to the Highland Council’s EAL website, where you’ll find resources to help support your bilingual learners. These include:

Looking for something specific? Try using the “Filter our Resources” widget at the top of the right sidebar →

Or try one ofthe specific links under the Language, School, or Purpose headings in the left sidebar ←

If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, please feel free to contact us.

EIS information packs

The following packs have been made available to schools:

Please click on the links to access the resources

Refugee and Migrant Welcome Packs

Going to School in Scotland: Primary 1 – 4


Going to School in Scotland: Primary 5 – S3


Welcome to School in Scotland: S4 – S6



Parents/Carers Guide







Key Vocabulary Table

A table for secondary EAL students to record key vocabulary in different subjects.

  • Key vocabulary can be provided by subject teachers (if new to english) or by  the students themselves when they start a new topic.
  • The table can be adaped for any language, but here are a few templates.

Blank Vocabulary Table-Chinese

Blank Vocabulary Table-Arabic

Blank Vocabulary Table-Polish

SATEAL Conference March 21st 2020 ‘EAL Beyond the Classroom’

SATEALBelow find links to the flyer and application forms to the SATEAL Conference on Saturday 21st March in Edinburgh University.  This conference is open to primary and secondary teachers, PSAs and ASN teachers who are interested in developing good practice with EAL learners.

SATEAL20 Conference flyer (1)

SATEAL application Form 2020

Be Bilingual Leaflets

These leaflets are published by Aberdeenshire EAL Service and promote bilingualism and the benefits of maintaining and developing home languages. They are published in a number of different languages and aslo have links for further information.

MESH Guide



This guide provides lots of links to suggested strategies, activities, research and other materials for teaching EAL pupils. Where you see a blue triangle click to get more information. Lots of good material here which could provide a backbone for understanding the teaching of EAL pupils.

Click on logo for more…. or


Bilingualism Matters talk in Inverness

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Talk by Prof Antonella Sorace from Bilingualism Matters at IRA on 26 September advertised here.

Bilingualism Matters – A talk from Prof. Antonella Sorace

Antonella Sorace flyer

Supporting Bilingual Learners of English in Highland Schools