International Students (EAL)

The EAL Department in Sale High School is connected to the Aspire Centre and is dedicated to supporting all the EAL students throughout their school journey. Students who are identified as EAL are interviewed to access how much support they need.







What is EAL?

EAL students are student's whose first language is not English (EAL = English as an additional language)


How are EAL students supported?

EAL students also take part in tutorials outside of normal lesson either as a group or 121. This provides an additional level of support to help improve their English as quickly as possible. They are then matched with a 'buddy' in their form and a 'buddy' for lessons.The EAL Department also has a large collection of dictionaires covering all the languages spoken at Sale High School which students can borrow.

In additional the department also loans out mini laptops for students to use in lessons to help with translation.

We also run the EAL Club. This is where many of our EAL students and their friends can meet up, get to know each other and share their experiences. The club is a great opportunity to make new friends, get help with any homework or ask for advice if they need it. It is also a good opportunity for them to practice their spoken English without feeling embarrassed.

The EAL Club is open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Breaktime and Tuesday, Thursday at Lunchtime. However staff are always available outside of these if needed.


Which languages are spoken?

We have students who come from all corners of the World and speak over thirty different languages! Currently we have students who speak Arabic, Afrikaans, Albanian, Bengal, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Creole, Czech, Dutch, Farsi, Fillipino, French, German, Greek, Gujerati, Hakka, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Kurdish, Marathi, Mongolian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Shona, Spanish, Thai, Urdu, Valenciano and Vietnamese!


Meet the Team

Here at Sale High School we have specialised, trained staff to help students achieve their potential. 

Mrs J Wilson

EAL Team Leader

Mr O Mamedov

EAL Tutor

Mrs E Parry

Student Testing

Mrs S Payne

Examination & Staff Training