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Reports & Resources

Supporting Children's Mother Tongue in our Schools (pdf, 1,684 kb)
Author: Julie O'Connell
InTouch Issue: December 2012
Speaking and Listening - the EAL context (pdf, 148 kb)
Authors: PPDS
InTouch Issue: November 2009
NCCA EAL Guidelines for Teachers (pdf, 509 kb)
English as an Additional Language in Irish Primary Schools - Guidelines for Teachers (June 2006)


Circular 0009/2015 (pdf, 452 kb)
Payment of Travel Expenses to GAM/EAL (Learning / Language Support) and Resource Teachers in Recognised Primary Schools.
February 2015
Circular 0007/2014 (pdf, 503 kb)
Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2014/15 school year
January 2014
Circular 0013/2013 (pdf, 257 kb)
Staffing arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2013/14 school year
February 2013
Circular 0007/2012 (pdf, 245 kb)
Staffing Arrangements in Primary Schools for the 2012/13 School Year
February 2012
Circular 0015/2009 (doc, 91 kb)
Meeting the needs of pupils learning English as an Additional Language (EAL)
March 2009
Circular 0053/2007 (doc, 55 kb)
Meeting the needs of pupils for whom English is a second language
May 2007

Assessment Information

IILT Publications for Language Support Teachers (including Primary Schools Assessment Kit and Resources)

PDST resources for EAL.


Language Support Websites

Bingtranslator  - Instant translations between English and other languages

English Language Support Teachers' Association

Immigrant Council of Ireland - Information about the Immigrant Council of Ireland - Independent Law Centre (ICI)

InterTran online translations - Translate between 1,600 language pair

Reception and Integration Agency - Part of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform

English Language Support Programme - This website has been developed by the English Language Support Programme, Trinity College, Dublin, and is designed for use in post-primary schools but may be a helpful resource for primary teachers.