Click on the image below to access a series of PDST supports for culturally and linguistically diverse learners


Welcome to the Post Primary EAL page of our website. You will find a range of useful resources, pedagogical strategies and active learning methodologies on this page.

Students for whom English is an additional language may require support and scaffolding.


There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ EAL learner.


Each student will have a different background and life experience.


Each student will have different pastoral, social, linguistic, academic, and cognitive needs based on their background and life experience.





To avail of school support in the area of EAL, please follow this link to our online form.






This section will be routinely updated with information on news and events.




An intercultural Look at our Schools Toolkit 


An excellent tool for post-primary schools in Ireland wishing to address the intercultural dimension in the school. 


Check it out here: https://ilaos.ppli.ie/






Margaret Mary Grant is the Administrator for Post Primary EAL. She can be contacted at margaretmarygrant@pdst.ie


Margaret Mary is based in Laois Education Centre, Block Rd, Beladd, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.