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HLS ‘EAL in the Mainstream Classroom’ Project

HLS ‘EAL in the Mainstream Classroom’ Project

The ‘EAL in the Mainstream Classroom’ project aimed to build subject teachers’ expertise in supporting EAL pupils and to improve their attainment. It was designed to develop teachers’ understanding of the key features of academic language in their subject, plan lessons accordingly and build resources that benefit not just EAL pupils but the whole class as well.

This programme was managed by Challenge Partners with the training being designed and delivered by Hounslow Language Service and Lampton School. In partnership with 12 delivery centres across the country it was rolled out to over 70 schools in the UK. Specialist subject teachers attended 3 days of EAL training followed by additional support.

The success of the project is evident in the report that has recently been published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). For the full report, please click on the following link:

EAL in the mainstream classroom | EEF (

Since the project ended, HLS has adapted the programme to include primary and secondary across all subject areas. The course has been renamed ‘Developing Academic Language across the Curriculum’.

If your school would like to take up our training course or a bespoke version, please contact

There is a special discount of £150 off the list price of £600+ VAT (per delegate) for Challenge Partner schools.

We are also offering a 10% discount on all our Summer Webinars for Challenge Partner schools with the code CP2024 - Courses - Hounslow Language Service LTD (