Resources for non-English-speaking pupils
This document looks at the additional supports available for pupils who are learning English as an additional language (EAL).
Levels of support for English as an additional language (EAL)
The Department of Education (DE) provides additional educational resources
for pupils who are learning English as an additional language (EAL) in primary
and post-primary schools.
Full details of the resources available for EAL support are set out in DE circular 0018/2020 (pdf).
Where at least 20% of the total enrolment of the school is made up of pupils
that require EAL support, the Board of Management can lodge an appeal for a
review of the proposed allocation for pupils requiring EAL support.
Assessment of language proficiency
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment has published the following guidelines for schools: Intercultural Education in the Primary School (pdf).
The website of the English Language Support Programme has activities related to the Junior Certificate and the Leaving Certificate curriculums.