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NALDIC Membership

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Join NALDIC today and enjoy great membership benefits all year round!

Yvonne Foley, Chair

NALDIC Chair - Yvonne Foley

NALDIC is the national subject association for English as an additional language. NALDIC provides a welcoming, vibrant, professional forum for learning more about English as an Additional Language (EAL) and bilingual learners in schools. You don’t have to be an EAL teacher or EAL specialist to join us. We welcome members from a range of settings, schools and organisations. Our mission is to promote the effective teaching and learning of EAL and bilingual pupils across the UK.


Check out our online shop to see our many specialist publications written by experts in the field.

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The NALDIC General Council Day 2024

Sharing ideas and practices during the General Council Day in May The Edinburgh skies were… Read more → Continue Reading →

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For Hilary Hester Ives who changed my life as a teacher

NALDIC’s friend, Raymonde Sneddon, pays tribute to Hilary Hester (1935-2024) Hilary Hester’s name is familiar… Read more → Continue Reading →

Working multilingually: resources and activities

Teacher and researcher Sophie Liggins shares with the NALDIC community some resources and activities for… Read more → Continue Reading →

NALDIC's EAL Journal

EAL Journal E-Issue 22 | Autumn 2023

Learner Autonomy

What does it mean for EAL learners?

Now available to members

EAL Journal E-Issue 21 | Summer 2023


Who is looking out for EAL learners?

Now available to members

EAL Journal E-Issue 20 | Spring 2023

Every teacher is a language teacher

Voices from the NALDIC 30 conference

Now available to members

Training & CPD

Are you looking for an EAL course, a conference or a trainer?

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NALDIC hosts regular professional development events and trainings around the country. We promote best practice in the teaching and learning of EAL and bilingual pupils through these activities.

You can also browse our listing of Associate Members, who provide training and consultancy in your area.

Online Materials

Online training materials, including video and documents, are only accessible to NALDIC members.

NALDIC Video Teaser | English as an Additional Language: A Guide