SATEAL exists to foster and develop the teaching of English as an Additional Language (EAL) in a multi ethnic environment through our conference and website.

SATEAL organises an annual conference for educators across Scotland who are working with bilingual learners and wish to develop their professional skills and knowledge. The SATEAL Conference is an ideal opportunity to network and share with EAL colleagues and professionals from across Scotland.


*Next Conference March 2018!*


NEWS – Current research by one of our SATEAL Patrons, Daniela Sime – information and survey below!

Here to Stay? Survey for Eastern European young people in the UK
SATEAL is pleased to support a new research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council<> (ESRC) and led by Dr Daniela Sime, University of Strathclyde, to engage young Eastern Europeans in current debates around issues of identity, citizenship and belonging. Eastern Europeans are the fastest growing minority groups in the UK, many faced now with an uncertain future. The study focusses on Eastern European young people who arrived in the UK as children and aims to explore their everyday lives, cultural and national identities, and sense of belonging. There is more information at the project website:

The project team are currently running a UK-wide survey, open to all young people of Eastern European origin aged 12-18, who have been in the UK for at least three years. SATEAL would be keen to get as many young people as possible to take part, as data findings will be shared with us to inform future practice. Please help recruit young people, if you can, by getting young people you work with to fill in the survey, which should not take longer than 20 minutes:<>