EAL (English as an Additional Language)

English as an Additional Language (EAL) refers to the teaching and learning of English by individuals whose first language is not English. This term is often used in educational contexts where students are acquiring English while simultaneously developing literacy and academic skills in their native language. EAL programs are designed to support language acquisition and integration into mainstream classrooms. These programs include differentiated instruction, language support services, and culturally responsive teaching to help learners achieve proficiency and academic success.