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English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Here at Balliol we are very lucky to have lots of our children and families that speak more than one language.
We currently have 31 different languages in school (including English).

Our 31 Languages:
  • Albanian
  • Bengali
  • Croatian
  • Dari Persian
  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Ghanainan
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Lingala
  • Lithuanian
  • Mandarin
  • Marathi
  • Nepali
  • Pahari
  • Pashto
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Shona
  • Slovak
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

Useful Website Links:

Newbury Park

This is the link to the Newbury Park website which is fantastic.  Many simple translations are already done for you, just look in the Resource Packs.  There are also resources ready for display and there is information about the different languages and where they are spoken in the world.

If you want children to hear different languages being spoken, simply select the language on the homepage and go from there.  BSL (British Sign Language) is also included here!

International Children's Digital Library

Find books in other languages and read online

Learn English Kids

Learn English Kids has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children to have fun and learn English too.

Polish Language Centre

Flags from around the world: