EAL Science Booklets is a FINALIST of the 15th British Council ELTons Awards for Innovation in English Language Teaching 2017 in the Local Innovation category*

The EAL Science Booklets are materials for teaching language and science to bi/multilingual learners in mainstream primary classrooms. They cover a selection of topics from the National Curriculum for Science for Key Stage 2.

Topics covered are:

(1) Teeth and eating                 (5) Separating solids and liquids
(2) Growing plants                    (6) Changing state
(3) Magnets                              (7) Changing sounds
(4) Habitats and food chains    (8) Changing circuits

The booklets: 

  • are systematic
  • allow use of [any] L1 (i.e. learners’ first language/mother tongue) to facilitate comprehension
  • use visuals and simple L2 (i.e. second/target/instruction) language to
  •  support learning
  • are personalised, interactive and flexible
  • have content that is highly accessible
  • bring parents into learning processes
  • employ range of tasks to support language and subject knowledge development
  • are likely to increase motivation and facilitate scientific enquiry
  • allow a varied degree of teacher control at any stage
  • can be used as a helpful resource for formative assessment
  • can be used equally effectively by native English speaking learners and learners with EAL

You can download PDF copies of EAL-Science Booklets free of charge on this website.


 *Our Booklets have been selected as a finalist by a panel of experts from among 115 international products, publications and services as meeting the stringent criteria: of innovation and practical functionality. Find out more at