Resources for non-English-speaking pupils

Support for English as an additional language (EAL)

If English is not your first language, you may need additional support in school.

The Department of Education provides additional educational resources to schools for pupils who are learning English as an additional language (EAL) in primary school.

Information about the resources available for EAL support in DE circular 0006/2023 (pdf).

You can find the answers to frequently asked questions on DE circular 0006/2023 (pdf).

A school may request a review of the proposed allocation for pupils requiring EAL support.

Language test

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment has Primary and Post-Primary Assessment Kits on its website. The kits can be used to help teachers assess the level of English that non-English-speaking pupils may have.

Further information

Department of Education

Marlborough Street
Dublin 1
D01 RC96

Tel: (01) 889 6400
Page edited: 8 November 2023